Hello and welcome to CEO Enterprises on this blog I will be discussing ways on how to build, expand and start your own business I will also be discussing social issues and how to solve them in these times we’re in a harvest phase
Hello and welcome to CEO Enterprises on this blog I will be discussing ways on how to build, expand and start your own business I will also be discussing social issues and how to solve them in these times we’re in a harvest phase
This episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 hours to hell and back Gordon sets his sights to Oak Park, CA, to save the Park Restaurant and Bar owned and operated by Kirin and Angelita Stone.
Opened in 2017 they’ve been through a lot of trials and tribulations due to the wildfires in Oak Park in 2019 when they lost their home because of it since then they haven’t been able to attract enough attention to keep the doors open as a result he let go of his GM and his executive chef which proved to be disastrous.
When he’s not running a restaurant is a host of a show called The fixers (2019) a One-hour high-stakes reality series in which an “A-team” of experienced builders travels around the world to remote locations in significant need.
However, without proper leadership, the restaurant is doing terrible so Gordon decides to see what’s wrong with the place from self and while he plays a firefighter.
He enlists the help of football legend Rob Gronkowski to distract everyone else from his disguise as Captain Frank.
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When you first enter the restaurant it seems more like a beach bar then anything else the decor is Bland and the food looks like it came out of Grease pit after Gordon reveals himself Katie the bartender who should be the GM immediately starts crying out of sheer embarrassment.
Gordon goes to the whole slideshow of what’s going on behind closed doors which is a lack of leadership poor rotation of food and negligence from the owner and the only ones that have it together are the employees the 2 Cooks, however, do need a little bit more supervision.
During the review of the front and back of the house, it’s discovered that the maintenance of the kitchen has par-cooked been clean in over a month on top of that par-cooked medium-rare chicken cross-contaminated with Brussel sprouts which cause bacteria to seep into the chicken making it inedible the and lastly blood-soaked chicken, the response from the Kirin was as if it wasn’t his problem because he doesn’t deal with the kitchen so he wouldn’t know what to look for.
After discussing the business with Kirin and his wife Gordon is convinced that maybe the restaurant is not a priority for him and you should just step way, now to be clear one of the purposes of owning your business is time freedom and with a good team the restaurant can be salvaged which is an argument that Gordon does make however he prefers that owners be more involved in the restaurant then none at all.
After the 2 Cooks are tried and tested through the new menu Gordon sides to hire a chef Ozzy who won the burger challenge.
After rocky dinner service, Gordon leaves satisfied however the update to the story is Chef Ozzy was never hired by Kirin and he made it seem like he never showed up to work the next day and Kevin followed right after unfortunately Kirin and Angelita are separated but they tell have good reviews online.
A couple months ago I signed up for Shaw Academy I studied social media marketing four 4 months this is pretty much my thoughts on Shaw Academy.
The first 4 weeks are free at every month after that you have to pay for while I admit I was ready to quit the first month by the time it was $60 a month and an additional $240 for the final certifications and toolkit
The learning material itself is generic and outdated, the customer service is nonexistent it’s impossible to get through they never email mail you unless you quit and the only receipt you get are on your bank statements any certificates you have to download it or print it out.
If I could suggest anything I’d suggest going with skillshare or 360 training at the end of day invest in yourself
Gordon Ramsay visits Jackson Ward, Virginia to save Southern Kitchen Which is owned by a mother and daughter team Shane Robert Thomas, a black-owned business owner who has 20 years experience in sales and marketing, Her daughter Chelsea Who Was working in the education system Almost ten years before she decided to invest in her mother and kelyn.
In 2008 Shane opened up her first restaurant which was an unfortunate failure Where is Chelsea invest staying over $60,000? She decided to we’re at the restaurant. To ensure that it doesn’t fail.
Shane micromanages the kitchen and adds her own flavor to the food which is an abundance of parsley so much so that Gordon feels his bag with it.
In this episode Gordon Ramsay disguises himself as a white Madea he goes to the restaurant with a book club The food is dry and overcooked an overload of parsley and a slow cook.
During the big reveal, it shows that there is a lack of communication, ownership, and structure And mostly it’s due to the drama between the daughters. In addition to the stress that Shane and Chelsea.
With the only problems being internal rather than external Gordon Ramsay works on trying to repair the relationship within the family and assist Chef Dre To take control of his kitchen.
Gordon then meets with Chelsea to see her perspective on things and it’s revealed that she never really wanted to be in the business, but now that she is a businesswoman And has a degree in education She Has aspirations to open up her own daycare While kelyn doesn’t know what her she wants and just following in her mothers footsteps.
After talking to the kids Gordon has to now talk sense into Shane, she doesn’t take it so well and tries to wall away but with the help of Shane’s mother they managed to get through to her and after a successful evening, They’re on their way to the road of success.
Three months later The reviews have been phenomenal this episode stuck out to me because this family was so sophisticated and coachable It reminds me of when my father owned his restaurant and how he tried his best to put family first even if it was 4 hours a phone call and a game.
Recently Barnes and Nobles on 5th Avenue tried to kick off a Black History Month in the laziest way instead of showcasing books by black authors.
Barnes and Noble took classic books and colored it Black and a lot of these illustrations were kind of tone-deaf, to say the least titles like Frankenstein, Peter pan, The Adventures of Alice, Romeo and Juliet.
There are a lot of children’s books by black authors and illustrators.
When it comes to the issue of diversity you have 3 camps you have those who care for it, ( diversity auditors) those who are against it ( ist & phobes) and those see that its a slight myth except the Oscars That one Rings very true at times but I’ll get back to that separate post.
Diversity Auditors are those who Believe in their own, right That representation matters Which it does, However, Not only do they want to change characters to fit their narrative they are unwilling to come up with new ideas and original characters That represented them They also forget the past. Which I will get into shortly.
These are the ones who will talk more about how woke and diverse something is how diversity is killing Hollywood rather than talking about The major issues with shows and movies, which is the story Or that thing called a plot, These folks are also in a category all of their own (fandom Menace)
Now the truth that both parties ignore is the fact that diversity and representation has been ongoing since the 1960s one of the diverse shows was Star Trek And that show got canceled after 3 Seasons Which spawned 6 movies in before joining the Next Generation Which featured a blind guy a female security officer a counselor a doctor a Klingon and an Android And we cannot forget about the wise bartender Guinan played by Whoopi Goldberg.
Also, the idea that African-Americans are portrayed in film and TV as negative stereotypes I should remind those who believe that, are wrong because there have been many movies and television where African-American cast are portrayed as good guys Examples are as followed Family Matters, The Cosby Show, Living Single, Martin, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, In addition, there are a couple of actors That Hardly ever see portrayed as the bad guy Samuel Jackson, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Ice Cube and Ice-T.
LGBTQ community is another group that has forgotten the countless characters that have been portrayed in movies and shows one example would be Six Feet Under, Will & Grace, they’ve even played doctors on ER and house m.d. the character Renee Montoya first premiered on Batman the Animated Series, in addition, Batwoman was created in 1956.
You have the argument of the gender And race swap in movies, However, that also has been going on for a long time examples example of this is Daredevil Kingpin Wilson Fisk who was played by Michael Clarke Duncan It could have been played by Kane Hodder who made an appearance in the film But wasn’t.
Another perfect example of this is Nick Fury which is portrayed by Samuel l Jackson and Will Smith’s portrayal of James West from the Wild Wild, We also can’t forget that Denzel Washington’s character Alonzo in Training Day was based on Rafael Perez the corrupt LAPD officer, Patch Adams also had a gender swap.
The superhero genre saw its excitement with Black Panther movie Where diversity auditors were extremely excited to have the very first black superhero on the big screen that they forgot about blade and steel While one can argue that steel was not a good enough movie It’s still part of the superhero lore none the less Same thing came up with Captain Marvel ignoring Supergirl Well one can say Hollywood does take a long time to create stand-alone female superhero films And we do need more then what we have But that’s still something that needs to be explored.
This is another category that has many scratching their heads head because there have been many strong female leaves especially in the horror genre like Ripley from Alien, Nancy Thompson, Kristin and Alice from a nightmare on street, Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers From the Scream franchise, However, there is something wrong with the recent movies that have come out one example is The 2019 remake of black Christmas which only had one great seeing which is the hit song up in the frat house.
Black Christmas and Charlie’s Angels failed for this exact reason because they focused more on the message rather than the story itself black Christmas is a perfect example of this I will also go as far as to say is that it hung on the coattails of the original 2,
watching this movie made me wonder why they called it black Christmas when they could have even called it up in the frat house, which is the song that they sing in the movie which is the only good part about it If you ask me.
Birds of Prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn learned from Black Christmas and actually gave a pretty entertaining story The only thing wrong with Harley Quinn was they changed one thing black mask that made the character who he was.
To finish up my last point I want to talk about creating an original character instead of changing something that’s already fixed, for example during a Comic-Con event. Before Stanley had passed away someone in the panel had asked if Peter Parker would ever date another male Basically, would Peter Parker be gay And the answer to that was no. This is an answer I agree with wholeheartedly not because I am homophobic Because I am far from it it’s because there’s always an opportunity to create an original character Which is exactly what they did in the arrowverse with Sara Lance(White Canary) Alex Danvers, Kate Kane, (Batwoman) and Anissa Pierce (Thunder) or even Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)
to those people on both sides of the argument the diversity Auditors and The Fandom Menace, I say this
In conclusion, I Friendly reminder I promote small streamers small businesses and crowdfunding campaigns for businesses and or film Please take advantage, Super Troopers 2 was made from an Indiegogo campaign if they can do it, so can you.
Seafarer family restaurant Is a family-owned seafood restaurant in Manquin, Virginia 30 minutes away from Richmond and 1 hour from the beaches, while it sits on a busy highway At the time they were unable to attract local and truck population.
Manquin, Virginia is known for its war reenactments So it was pretty fun to see Gordon dress up as a British soldier During the episode He recruited season 3 winner and podcaster Chef Rock Harper, as the decoy.
The restaurant is run by 2 sisters Amber and Autumn Two sisters will have zero experience. And very little passion for the restaurant the head chef Logan Is a 20-year-old recovering narcotics user Who’s also Amber’s son.
After the horrendous food and horrid smell coming from the kitchen, Both rock and Gordon emerged To say how bad the service was and the footage didn’t make it any better.
a couple of things that were wrong with a place was improper food storage rusted and dirty equipment and lack of accountability and Leadership Autumn one of the owners kept throwing everyone under the bus, in addition, She would put her boyfriend to work instead of her nephew she even chased out customers because they didn’t leave enough tip.
2 of the things that I took issue with this episode. It is something that happens to frequent in the work environment and it’s no cell phone use, It is the use of drugs and alcohol while on duty, I am a strong believer. You should always be sober-minded While you work However, what you choose to do after work Is your business.
The other thing is the lack of customer service Don’t chase people down for their tips That’s just rude and desperate.
Now when it comes to Seafood I’m no expert but as the video describes Seafood is a lot trickier than cooking regular food for example of shellfish need to be fresh and live Before they can be served Shellfish have to be stored in a freshwater tank wow fish Like other meat needs to be stored on ice or in a freezer if not done this way the crabs could die and decompose very quickly And there are a lot of diseases that come in fish.
When you work or on anything, you have to make sure that you have sufficient knowledge and what you’re doing. If not, then it’s not going to work out. If a person does not have the passion nor knowledge. Like a seafood restaurant, It’s going to fail. So at that point, you may want to change your menu So it better Fits your overall palette.
Has Gordon Ramsay teaches the head chef they get into the history behind his substance abuse which was hanging out with the wrong crowd and depression with the support of his Mother he is now a year sober and has found cooking to be an outlet for his recovery.
To wrap up the episode Amber takes full control of the restaurant While her sister Autumn takes a backseat They change the name of the restaurant to Halterman eatery the dinner service was strong and chef Rock becomes a mentor to Logan.
In conclusion, it’s important to whether it’s management business or supervision to know your craft, work with your team and delegate your staff accordingly.
That’s all I have for today Checkout out rock Harper’s podcast on Stitcher and Apple, and check out Chef Jeff Henderson book
During the Super Bowl, Anquan Boldin published a 1-minute ad called Inspire change that showcased his organization main focus
That doesn’t seem to be an issue However There are people who are split with this ad because it talks about something a lot of people are triggered by and that is the death of Corey Jones a drummer Whose car broke down on the side of the road
Corey Jones Was shot and killed by a plainclothes police officer who failed to follow proper procedure new policy That cop was sentenced to 25 years in prison Because of it.
His message’s something I and many others can get behind however Sadly, there are people who because of the content his message null and void.
People like Anquan Boldin is the reason why I started my blog in the first place This blog is called citizens for equal opportunity It was born from black lives matter this blog was not to talk about the problem, but how to Find solution so we can fix it.
In conclusion, Anquan’s message does not get lost, His message is clear the only people Who It doesn’t reach are the ones who are offended That you mentioned anything about police brutality. Also in order to not take away from those who are actually working with the community. I want to shout out to Police officers in organizations that are the same thing through humanizing the badge
In today’s episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 hours to hell and back we are introduced to a family business with ties to a Sausage Factory and supermarket this is what we call a symbiotic Cooperative business called Botto’s Italian line in Swedesboro New Jersey.
The restaurant is made up of 4 Brothers Vincent and Dominic who owned a Sausage Factory, Robert bot to who owns both a supermarket and Henry who is also the executive chef, sadly due to the death of their father things haven’t been the same and the lack of customers are only adding to the stress.
At the start of the episode, Gordon Ramsay disguises himself as a Godfather invites 2 lovely Italian women he also reserved a wedding party to divert attention off him after eating the most disastrous food I’ve ever seen his assistant reveals him.
After the display of the kitchen, he goes into the stock meeting and one thing that is apparent is the lack of responsibility and blame towards Henry, Robert isn’t pleased with Gordon Ramsay criticism and proceeded to throw Henry on the bus Gordon Ramsay doesn’t care about that nor is he willing to listen they proceed on to the kitchen.
As he goes down the line of everything wrong with The food he asks the important question as to how often the hood of the stove has cleaned the friar still on as he pulls down to see the cleanliness of the hood and a whole flop of grease yours down into the frier igniting a kitchen fire.
— Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (@24HoursFOX) January 29, 2020
Side note it is important to cleanout
Your kitchen hood on a month to prevent Kitchen fires and ensure a safe and clean working environment in addition in order to prevent contamination is important to rotate your product the FILO rule first in last out.
After the kitchen incident, Gordon sits down with their brother Dominic to discuss how Robert’s Behavior is affecting the restaurant and he agrees that to hold him accountable.
Henry and Gordon work on a new menu, and during there, conversation Henry talks about his relationship with his father and how he put him through school where he got his degree in Hotel and restaurant management his dream, however, was to be the front of the house but his father put him to cook instead which Gordon Ramsay takes notice after they finish with the menu they sit down and talk to Robert and Robert ultimately agrees to step back and let Henry take control.
After 24 hours the restaurant is back open again and they have a successful dinner service 3 months later they are doing terrific and Henry has excelled exponentially.
In conclusion, it’s important to whether it’s management business or supervision to work with your team and delegate your staff accordingly Let each worker find their voice and expertise.
In this episode of the Conners Jackie and Becky meet with a supplier and Darlene learns how things really work in college admissions when her daughter Harris gets into college.
In the start of the episode Jackie meets with a friendly supplier who mentions something that always happens in the B2B industry which is the competitive market through undercutting the competition this is something that a lot of people who sell to businesses are guilty of whether it’s marketing, food, insurance, etc… this isn’t always a bad thing but it also isn’t always a good thing when shopping for supplier you must look at everything just because the prices good doesn’t mean the food itself is good it may be low-quality it is better to negotiate a price whether supplier with good quality food then it is to go with the lowest quality food for the lowest price.
Jackie then makes the decision to go with the supplier rather than discussing it with her partner Becky because she fancies her friendship, business and friendship don’t always go hand-in-hand but it’s not unusual for businesses to build a relationship with a potential buyer it’s actually a standard practice for example whenever you go to a timeshare they have this magnificent breakfast ready for you I guess ready after the presentation and this wonderful tour this is to entice the customer go with to buy from you however it is important that when you have a partner that you and your partner on the same page this is actually going to be more relevant in tonight’s episode Gordon Ramsay’s 24 hours to hell and hours.
I need to be on to the B plot Harris’s educational choice, Darlene’s daughter Harris gets into central Illinois state but before Darlene gets excited Harris reveals that she got hired at price warehouse where she can get a business degree online for $350 a semester but after a lot of convincing her to go on a tour for her mother.
After the tour, they meet with the financial aid office and it turns out that well her writing skills are pretty good Kyra still does not qualify for grants or scholarships and has to take out student loans which would accurately put her in debt for 20 years this is a major issue in the world where students are being put into deck just for a good education.
At the end of the conversation, Darlene blurts out a major talking point in a lot of people’s minds which is that college is a scam while I personally don’t agree with this notion and believe that college is not only necessary but should be affordable especially when in order to have an actual living wage you need some form of Education or skill whether it be some form a trade or certification but not all certifications are created equal I will get to that in a later blog.https://youtu.be/tXgCG50YoWs
One of my favorite pastimes is watching YouTube for views on shows and movies Weather it be something that I like don’t like or something I am interested in watching these reviews save people time and money when it comes to choosing something from the theaters or TV however there are some do’s and don’ts of reviewing anything.
In order for you to give the information people need you must actually try it out and not piggyback off of what other people say or listen to Rumours because you may not get the same experience as the last person who reviewed that product you actually have to try out there are people like this who will Watch review and review the same product without even trying it out.
When reviewing anything it is important to talk about relevant issues such as defects plot lines and effects etc… for example, the show Batwoman how much is it on its first season and is being renewed for a second has issues with rushing into the plot or creating characters relevant to the plot and using them as throwaway characters before crisis on infinite Earth they killed off one of the villains Mary Hamilton who created a gun to kill Batwoman and faked the death of Beth Kate’s sister also known as Alice or reintroduce Beth from Another Earth only to take her away from the show with a stupid plot twist.
When are you reviewing a product a movie or show it is important to the viewer did they understand where you are coming from for example one of the worst movies of 20 19 was Black Christmas it had the potential to be good however focused on sending a message instead of doing both you can have a good message and still have a good story instead the movies Focus was on the message of female empowerment instead of the actual story, in addition, it seems like they were riding on the coattails of the movie it was named after which was pretty disappointing the same thing goes with reviews when your main focus is on something you don’t like about the product movie or show your review becomes relevant because you didn’t say anything about the plot, the effects its purpose the facts it’s like if I were to review a portable charger and talk about how i don’t like the color rather than the actual purpose of portable charger, does it charge the phone how long does a charge the phone for can you take it everywhere does it fit in your pocket does it fit in your bag, is it durable.