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Hells Kitchen Contestants Join the Restaurant Brokers

  • The Restaurant Brokers talk to Hells Kitchen Contestants
  • What it really takes in Hells Kitchen
  • Restaurant Reality Opportunities through Cooking Competitions

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Richard Mancini
Richard Mancini
Chef Rich Mancini is quite at home in the kitchen. He has been chef to a host of stars including the Rolling Stones, U2, INXS, the crew of Airforce 1, the movie crews for Chain Reaction, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and more. Chef Rich has appeared on prestigious cooking shows as well.  He was on Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell where he won the title in Season 1 was most recently on Hell’s Kitchen 2013. After an 11-year stint as an acclaimed restaurant owner, Chef Rich is getting back to what fills his heart… catering to people directly. Whether its an in-home gathering, catering or a corporate party, the service is sure to satisfy with Chef Rich in the kitchen.
  • 630-863-4661 Phone
  • Mancinirich@yahoo.com Email
  • Chefmostwanted.com/kitchensurfing.com Website
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Robyn Almodavar
Robyn Almodavar
Chef Robyn Almodovar grew up in Staten Island, New York, the youngest of her mother's children. Coming from a half Puerto Rican, half Italian background her childhood was filled with culture, vibrancy, and a deeply ingrained passion for food. At 23, Robyn started a new venture to become a cosmetologist and enrolled at Roffler & Muller Cosmetology School but it was not long before the culinary sirens call lured her back to the kitchen and Robyn decided to finally follow her heart. Robyn has worked at several respectable restaurants in South Florida including The Forge and Danny Devito's before obtaining an Executive Sous Chef position at the Royal Palm Hotel. After working at the Royal Palm for almost a year, Robyn felt she was missing that HEAT in the kitchen again. She decided to part ways and started her own venture by purchasing a 24' mobile cafe'. That’s when "Palate Party" was born. Chef Robyn Almodovar us raising the bar. She is a Culinary ARTIST. She uses her passion and prepares each dish with LOVE.
  • 615 268 6548 Phone
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  • http://palateparty.com/ Website
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Frank Bilotti
Frank Bilotti
Frank, a native son who hails from Grant City, is an executive chef from Staten Island, New York. His signature dish is Filet Mignon Bordelaise with Shallot Fig Chutney and Gremolata. Frank graduated from the ‘Johnson and Wales University’ with an Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S), Culinary Arts/Chef Training and has been a master creator ever since! He has been the Executive Chef for ‘Bin 5 Restaurant’ as well as ‘Casa Belvedere’.
  • (347)682-6443 Phone
  • cheffbilotti@gmail.com Email
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