Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville
Oct13

Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville

Nathan sits down with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions for the 57th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in Punta Gorda, Florida, whether or not working with baseball player Alex Rodriguez is as bad as it sounds, what the difference is between marketing Southwest Florida restaurants versus Asheville restaurants, why jumping out of an airplane prepared her for jumping from a day job to owning her own business, and why running a business with intention is her key to success in 2015.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville
Sep01

Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville

Refusing to melt under others’ expectations…   Nathan sits down with Steven Paulson co-owner of Melt Your Heart food truck for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Milwaukee, how his time in Portland inspired him to open a food truck, why he decided to vagabond and see the United States straight out of high school, what is attractive about working in a kitchen, why a grilled cheese food truck was the idea that the Paulsons went with, and why some food trucks in Asheville fail.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville
Aug25

Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville

Learning to craft a story for business success…   Nathan sits down with Chef Meherwan Irani co-owner of Chai Pani Asheville, MG Road Lounge, Chai Pani Decatur, and yet to be opened Buxton Hall Barbecue for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in India, why he decided to transition from a lucrative real estate sales career to opening Chai Pani, how to develop a chef’s palate, why intention and follow through is all you need in life to succeed, why being in the moment is Meherwan’s solution to balancing the work between three locations and family, and why being a good story teller is the key to Irani’s success.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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When life gives you lemons, well you know with Anthony Cerrato of Strada on Finding Asheville
Aug04

When life gives you lemons, well you know with Anthony Cerrato of Strada on Finding Asheville

When life gives you lemons…   Nathan sits down with Chef Anthony Cerrato owner of Strada Italiano and owner of Social Lounge and Tapas for the 47th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in New Jersey, how a conversation with a future Dean of AB Tech Culinary Institute changed his path from a architecture to culinary, why the advice you need to balance your work life with your family life may be bankrupt advice, and why improvisation has been so key to his career.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!     Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Chick-fil-A to James Beard Award, Elliot Moss of Buxton Hall will teach himself on Finding Asheville
Jun30

Chick-fil-A to James Beard Award, Elliot Moss of Buxton Hall will teach himself on Finding Asheville

Photo credit to: Cindy Kunst with Asheville Clicks Photography. Chick-fil-A to James Beard Award winner?   Nathan sits down with Chef Elliot Moss of Punk Wok and Buxton Hall Barbecue for the 42nd episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Florence, S.C., why art was a major part of Elliot’s life, how he went straight from a cook at Chick-fil-A to being a chef, why an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia played a key role in opening his culinary world view, how the Admiral went from a bar menu to what it’s known for now, the ins and outs of Buxton Hall Barbecue, and why he now calls Asheville home. Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.        Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!             Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here.   ...

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