When I Met Food by Kathy Sidell audiobook

When I Met Food: Living the American Restaurant Dream

By Kathy Sidell
Read by Kathy Sidell

Gildan Media 9781469029030

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200622627

  • ISBN: 9798200622610

  • ISBN: 9798200622634

Runtime: 6.70 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Kathy Sidell’s earliest memories bring her back to food. At age 5 she was taken with her grandmother’s artistry in the kitchen, and even more so by the big, family meals shared on the front porch of their seaside home. Though raised among foodies– her mother, a talented home entertainer; her banker father who single-handedly is credited for building the restaurant business in Boston; and her sister, now a chef and restaurateur– Kathy’s route to food was not as linear. Her early life as a film producer developed her love for story, themes, and setting. But by age 47, she found herself drawn back to food and the risk of restaurant life. When I Met Food chronicles this adventure, from how she selected her first location to the careful branding decisions required to build a highly successful restaurant enterprise in metropolitan Boston. In this engaging book, Kathy shares her business savvy peppered with encounters with influential people and even favorite recipes for the aspiring chef. Gildan Media and Bibliomotion are proud to bring you another Bibliomotion Audiobook. Featuring exceptional content for today’s listener, these notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“When I Met Food is an honest and intimate walk through the life and brilliance of an exceptional businesswoman and lover of food with a heart of service. This type of first hand account is rare and invaluable. Any budding chef, restaurateur or business person of any field would be well served by reading this book, really READING this book. If you're paying attention, you will be handed a road map that few business people at Kathy Sidell’s level share. But the sharing, after all, is the definition of hospitality.” Tiffani Faison, Chef/Owner Sweet Cheeks, Bravo's Top Chef season one finalist
“When I Met Food takes you on a journey about the lifetime passion for food. Born into a family who not only dined out but helped to build the Boston restaurant scene, Kathy Sidell details how those early days shaped who she has become: a filmmaker, a wife, a mother, sister and daughter; and finally a successful restaurant owner several times over. For anyone dreaming of running their own restaurant, this book is must-read.” Todd English, chef, restaurateur, author, and James Beard Award winner
“If you've ever dreamed of opening your own restaurant, you'll love this book. And if you're a woman with restaurant ambitions, you absolutely need this book. Kathy Sidell distills a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom—her own and that of her legendary family—into this gracefully written narrative. Part memoir, part history of Boston's storied dining scene, it's also a must-read for any entrepreneur, both a pep talk and a wake-up call on what it takes to succeed.” Amy Traverso, lifestyle editor of Yankee Magazine and author of The Apple Lover's Cookbook
“As a frequent diner at the MET’s first restaurant (Kathy now has five), I am a huge fan of how Kathy has translated her vision onto the plate and into a thriving business. Her restaurant concepts are always on trend and offer quality and inspired dining experiences. When I Met Food beautifully captures her compelling journey.” Tom Stemberg, managing GP of Highland Consumer Fund and co-founder/former CEO of Staples
“Remarkable read…fresh and original, two characteristics I greatly appreciate. A success story to inspire all but more importantly for me it is told with great skill and without apology.” Robert Richardson award winning cinematographer

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Author

Author Bio: Kathy Sidell

Author Bio: Kathy Sidell

Kathy Sidell is the founder and owner of the successful The Met Restaurant Group in Boston, Massachusetts. Though her innate love of food fell to the wayside as she pursued a career in film—studying the subject at Columbia University then going on to become a founding partner of production company Chelsea Pictures—she ultimately transitioned into the hospitality industry and is growing her ever expanding restaurant empire.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English