Are Celebrity Chefs Changing the Restaurant Scene?
Restaurant Brokers talk Media and the Restaurant Industry
Restaurant Brokers talk the Glamorization of Chef Life
Restaurant Brokers on the Realities of Reality TV
How is the celebrity chef status changing the restaurant industry? Does 15 minutes of fame really impact your restaurant?
Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers
Chef Abraham Salum
Chef Abraham Salum is the Chef and Owner of Salum and Komali Restaurants based in Dallas Texas. Chef Abraham cooked at the Beard House in October 2011 and has appeared at international invitation cooking events in Punta Mita, Barcelona and Argentina. He has been recognized by Esquire Magazine food critic as leading the trend toward authentic, contemporary Mexican cuisine in the U.S. He is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. Chef just returned from cooking a Day of the Dead celebration dinner at New York's James Beard House. The dinner was attended by 16 members of the New York culinary media, and they gave rave reviews. Chef is a great example of one of those chefs forming an image around his name and working to get media for his restaurant and himself personally as a brand.
Salum and Komali Restaurants
Erica Magaril is a New York based Casting Director specializing in unscripted reality based television, digital media and commercials. Her credits include Hells Kitchen, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Spike TV Ink Masters and Trading Spaces. Erica has a focus in development and enjoys finding unique characters in niche markets and creating concepts for exciting new television projects. Erica is currently the Casting Producer for Loud Television, a division of Leftfield Pictures. Erica has a focus in development and enjoys finding unique characters in niche markets and creating concepts for exciting new television projects.