Last week, I had the pleasure of remotely joining Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor for WRAL.com, for a Zoom conversation turned podcast episode about the Hope for Hospitality initiative.
Thank you to Lauren Kruchten of Raleigh Magazine for featuring #HopeForHospitality in this web-exclusive story for Raleigh Magazine:
For over a decade, Gaurav “G” Patel has been a leader in Raleigh’s hospitality industry. Utilizing his deep knowledge and experience, G is embarking on a new chapter of his career: commercial real estate. Starting immediately, G will join CityPlat Commercial Real Estate as a Senior Advisor in its new Fayetteville Street location in Downtown Raleigh.
Beyond weekday meals for hospitality employees, a GoFundMe® online fundraiser has been launched to raise and distribute funds to participating restaurants to use for staff members or other critical needs.
As many of you already know COVID-19 has put a lot of our friends in the hospitality industry in a tough spot, so I’ve partnered up with a few friends to launch #HopeForHospitality to provide our industry members with a free meal each weekday.
When looking for folks to join our team at Killjoy, experience doesn’t matter as much as what the person values. One of these values is the ability to work as a unit through mutual trust and appreciation.
During this unprecedented time in our global economy, I appreciate Triangle Business Journal taking the time to develop the cover story for this week’s print edition that focuses on the impact that the local hospitality industry provides in Raleigh, and more broadly, Wake County.
Sherif Fouad and Leslie Woods are the plant-fueled entrepreneurs I’ve had the pleasure to work with in many capacities – in fact, Sherif’s inspiration and beginning efforts for Raleigh Raw began to percolate while he was part of our team behind the bar at a few Eschelon concepts, including Zinda.
Here’s another service that I keep handy in my entrepreneur’s toolkit: Bespoke Post. I signed up for it personally and each month when something new arrives, I consider who in my network the gift might make an appreciated gift for – sometimes it’s to acknowledge a recent success, celebrate a birthday, or just to say, “thank you.”
As a son, a husband, a father, and a brother to some of the most important women in my life, it’s important to me to create awareness for breast cancer. This month, I’m inviting you to join me in this effort on behalf of the American Cancer Society.