Irie Lemon Podcast
Burn The Playbook with Scott & Christine Vogel

Burn The Playbook with Scott & Christine Vogel

July 28, 2020

This week, we’re joined by Scott and Christine Vogel, the husband and wife team behind Nothing Bundt Cakes Grand Rapids. As franchise owners, they both have learned countless lessons when it comes to adapting and overcoming challenges.  Scott and Christine's journey is an inspiring one. What started off rocky has now blossomed into a sweet success. Curious how they turned their business around? Tune in to today’s episode. 

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of putting your ego aside
  • Why sometimes the best option is to burn the play book
  • “Laying on your own sword”
  • Surrounding yourself with people who buy into your mission
  • The value of a work family 

 

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10 Tips for Becoming a Better Cook

10 Tips for Becoming a Better Cook

July 21, 2020

With more people cooking at home than ever before, Liz and Vince will be sharing more episodes in the months to come centered around food. To kick it off, this week they share 10 of the best tips for becoming more confident in the kitchen. Offering two entirely different culinary perspectives, Vince shares his wisdom as a Jamaican chef and restaurant owner and Liz as a nationally renowned food writer and recipe developer. 

 

Outside of work, Liz and Vince cook for friends and family every single day. Whether Liz is trying to get dinner on the table for her family of four or Vince is creating a meal for his family on one of their rare days off, both have been cooking their entire lives and have learned a lot of simple yet impactful cooking tips along the way. 

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How to use recipes as a ‘method’ not a strict rulebook
  • Why it’s important to try new ingredients in the kitchen
  • “If you want to become a better cook, cook more”
  • The 4 S’s: spicy, salty, sour, sweet
  • Why you should avoid restaurants with kids menus
  • That chicken isn’t meant to be boneless 

 

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Rediscovering Your Wins with Emily Richett of Get Happy PR

Rediscovering Your Wins with Emily Richett of Get Happy PR

July 14, 2020

This week, Vince and Liz are joined by Emily of Get Happy PR. Starting her career as a news reporter, Emily took a leap of faith to launch a PR firm out of her home. Focused primarily within the service & hospitality industry, her business has had to drastically adjust during the recents months of the pandemic.  Emily joins us to share how her company has adapted and how they continue to do so.  

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • The focus shouldn’t just be on doing ‘more’
  • Your personal values should be what you can control
  • Life happens in ‘seasons’ and nothing is forever
  • You don’t need the affirmations of others to know you’re on the right track

 

 

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The DNA of Vincent McIntosh

The DNA of Vincent McIntosh

July 7, 2020

This week, Liz interviews Vincent to dive deeper into his journey of becoming West Michigan’s youngest restaurant owner. Opening his first restaurant, Irie Kitchen, at the age of 19, Vince walks us through his experience, step-by-step. Trusting his intuition and learning as he goes, Vince gets candid about being his own boss, what it takes to be a strong leader and the biggest surprise he’s discovered about owning his own business. A story full of wins and losses, Vince hopes to inspire and motivate others by sharing his story.  

 

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How to stay ‘deaf’ to other people's opinions and negativity
  • Why Vince is unafraid to face the inevitable challenges of owning a restaurant 
  • What inspired Vince to support his family  
  • The importance of a strong brand

 

 

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