Our guest is Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale. She is the Director of Communications at Cushman Concepts, which operates multiple successful restaurants including Oya in Boston and New York. The owner Tim Cushman joined us on the show on Episode 10 and talked about his culinary philosophy and the flagship restaurant Oya. Alyssa first joined Oya in Boston as a host and has built her career successfully since then in the challenging restaurant business. Also, she was recognized as an Eater Young Guns in 2013 for her role of effectively leading the sake program at Oya. In this episode, we will discuss how Alyssa developed her career in the restaurant industry, the very unique sake programs that she offers, her eye-opening encounter with Japanese-style hospitality and much, much more!

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