It’s that time of year again. We catch up with our dear friend, the legendary Michael Whiteman -- a.k.a. “the dean of restaurant consultants” -- who gives us a breakdown of his annual food and beverage trend report. The ongoing pandemic certainly has left the hospitality industry reeling, and Michael provides his insights into its long-term and short-term effects. 

Michael is the co-founder of the pioneering hospitality consulting company, Baum + Whiteman LLC, renowned for creating two of the world’s highest grossing restaurants, more 3-star restaurants than anyone in the United States and numerous international food, hotel and related concepts.

Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, for more info.

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