Brian Oliveira – Happy Hour Hospitality and @cozinha_philly
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On this episode, we sat down (virtually) with Brian Oliveira. Brian formerly owned Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie, Philly’s first fair wage restaurant (and the first restaurant in Philadelphia to pay its workers $15/hr). He currently owns Happy Hour Hospitality, a full service catering and events business, and recently launched Cozinha as a side project for Portuguese pop-ups around the city of Philadelphia.
Visit Happy Hour Hospitality here: happyhourhospitality.com
On this episode you will hear:
- How Brian started Girard, and why he eventually had to let that restaurant go.
- The lessons Brian learned from running Brasserie.
- How Brian’s experiences eventually led to the beginning of Happy Hour Hospitality.
- Why Brian chose to work another job, while working towards launching Happy Hour Hospitality.
- We also discuss fair wage business models, and pay disparities in restaurant business (front of house-back of house, etc.).
- Lastly, we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant/hospitality industries.
The Self Made Strategies Podcast is a SoftStix Productions LLC jawn. This episode was hosted and produced by Tony Lopes, and edited by Eric Leidelmeyer. Brian Oliveira joined us remotely, via Zoom.
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Host – Tony Lopes
Guest – Chef Brian Oliveira
Editor – Eric Leidelmeyer
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