Profitable Hospitality Podcast

Leanne Kitchen is a professional chef, food stylist, food editor, recipe developer, cooking demonstrator, travel and food photographer. She is a also a cookbook author with numerous volumes under her belt. 

In this interview with Ken Burgin, she talks about her career, changing trends in the publishing industry, and her recommendations for chefs and restaurants that want to publish their own cookbook. The industry is changing rapidly, but cookbooks are still very popular with food lovers, cooks and for gifts. Publishers and the public are always hungry for something fresh and original.

Leanne’s latest cookbook is ‘Turkey – Recipes and Tales from the Road’, and she is currently working on a new book about Chinese food. You can find her at

Direct download: PH_Podcast_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07am AEST

Tired of the eternal drama of friction between floor staff and kitchen? It's boring, unproductive and expensive.

If you need to make changes, here's your action agenda: Ken Burgin discusses key areas such as improving the flow of information, revising Job Descriptions, better meetings, more training for floor staff, removing kitchen frustrations and creating a shared understanding of 'teamwork'. 

Direct download: Podcast16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am AEST

Ken Burgin talks with hospitality marketing expert Heather Turner about the latest developments with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Plus updates on newer social media services Google+, Pinterest and Instagram, and the many ways to share photos and images online.

We also talk about how successful operators are integrating social media communication into their busy lives, whilst still running a business – there’s always a juggle!

Direct download: Podcast_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am AEST