It’s been over a year since we launched Tripleseat’s podcast, Two Chicks, Three Seats, to take a closer look at all topics related to the hospitality and events industry.

During this last year, I and my co-host, Kate Kennedy, have discussed industry trends, noteworthy news stories, and marketing tips, and of course, interviewed a long list of hospitality industry professionals. To celebrate the one-year mark of Two Chicks, Three Seats, let’s look back on some of our favorite episodes.

Episode 40: The Past, Present, and Future of the NYC Hospitality Scene with Andrew Rigie, Executive Director at the New York City Hospitality Alliance

We were honored to chat with Andrew Rigie, the Executive Director at the New York City Hospitality Alliance, about the current state of the hospitality industry. As the hub of the hospitality industry, New York City’s industry trends and behavior often influence that of the rest of the country. Therefore, hearing from Rigie on what has transpired over the past year and what to expect moving forward was interesting to share with our listeners all over the country.

In this episode, Rigie explains topics like advocating for legislation to suspend personal liability on restaurant leases and the Open Restaurants program, which was a key initiative giving restaurants access to the city sidewalks and streets for dining. As a major advocate for the Restaurant Relief Fund within the American Rescue Plan, Rigie explains just how impactful this legislation is to the industry. Rigie also shares his ideas for bringing business back to New York City after the challenging past year.

Episode 43: 4 Tripleseat Features to Help Generate Event Leads

We understand that some of our Two Chicks, Three Seats listeners may not be Tripleseat customers, but for Episode 43 we decided to share a bit about Tripleseat. We have been seeing an increase in event leads across our customers and it will only grow more as 2021 continues.

Now is the time to make sure your restaurant, hotel, or unique venue is using Tripleseat to the best of its ability in order to generate leads. In this episode, we discuss everything you need to know about the Tripleseat lead form; our latest feature, DirectBook; our two venue directories, EventUp and VENUES by Tripleseat; and our many integrations.

Episode 18: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 in the Hospitality Industry with Nashville Restaurant Senior sales Managers, Holly Carpenter and Whitney Eccher

The past year has shown how resilient the hospitality industry and all those who work in it can be. Many lessons have been learned along the way, which is something we chat about with Holly Carpenter of A. Marshall Hospitality and Whitney Eccher of 4 Top Hospitality in this episode.

We discuss the various takeout initiatives they created at their Nashville-based restaurants, tips for conducting COVID events, and lessons learned along the way. Looking back on this episode from August 2020 really shows how far the industry has been fighting to get back to a sense of normalcy.

Episode 15: Instagram and Facebook 101 for Restaurants and Event Venues

When it comes to marketing talk, Episode 15 comes front of mind where Kate and I discuss how to use the social media giants, Instagram and Facebook. There are many ways to use both platforms while promoting your restaurant or venue, which can often be overwhelming.

Take a listen to this timeless episode to hear about tips for creating Instagram stories, doing Facebook Lives, and much more.

Episode 39: Minimonies vs Microweddings, Events at the United States National Arboretum, and 2021 Weddings & Trends with Natalie Thomas, Founder & Events Director at MTG Hospitality

If you want to hear about all things wedding-related, then this is the episode for you. Natalie Thomas of MTG Hospitality has fully embraced the beauty of small and intimate weddings throughout the past year, creating beautiful experiences at the United States National Arboretum.

With the help of her creativity, marketing knowledge, and incredible vendor partners, Thomas has helped couples have the most memorable wedding day possible. Take a listen to the episode to hear all about planning and executing intimate COVID-safe weddings; working with the Washington, D.C., hospitality community during the pandemic; and what wedding trends and events are to come for the rest of 2021.

We’d love to hear from you!

What did you think of these episodes? What else do you want to hear from Two Chicks, Three Seats? Reach out to us via email at 2chicks3seat@tripleseat.com to give your feedback!

 

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