Recent Episodes

Sept. 29, 2020

FULL COMP Season 1: Favorite Lessons

Picking a favorite episode from season one would be like a parent picking a favorite child. Having said that, I do favorite lesso…

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Sept. 25, 2020

FULL COMP Season 2 Trailer

Be sure to check out FULL COMP Season 2 beginning October 6th featuring:

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Sept. 22, 2020

FULL COMP Season 1 Recap

A look back at some of the most inspiring moments with several of our most notable guests including Matthew Jennings, Andrew Zimm…

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Sept. 18, 2020

The Anatomy of Success: Sabato Sagaria

He was the Chief Restaurant Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group with 20+ locations. Then he became the president of BarTaco…

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Sept. 15, 2020

Defining The Best Investments: Eduardo Rallo of the PCV Fund

What are the best investments that you can make in your restaurant or in our industry?

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Sept. 11, 2020

Reimagining Your Future: Wil Slickers

Carlos Santana said “there nothing is more contagious than enthusiasm.” Wil Slickers is living proof that he was right.

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About the Host

Josh Kopel

I walked the path for over 20 years. I started as a Busser, worked my way to Barback, then to Bartender to Bar manager to General manager to Owner/Operator. I’ve run everything from dive bars to fine dining restaurants and everything in between. I’m one of the lucky restaurateurs that’s made it. Not only do I have a successful, profitable and award winning restaurant but I also have the most luxurious possession a restaurateur can have: time. Time to spend with my family, time to focus on my health and time to help folks just like myself.

I love this industry and I love the people in it. The joy as I experienced by serving my community as a restaurateur has been completely eclipsed by the satisfaction I get from helping fellow restaurateurs build better businesses and lives for themselves. Whether you need bailing out or building up, I’m here to help


This Is Essential!

"Excellent as always. Josh is informative, dedicated, and insightful. He allows us listeners to visualize the art and science of this important indust…"

By Listenerred3 on July 31, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Hospitality genius!

"Hey josh, I’ve really been enjoying your podcasts. It’s awesome you are looking to the future of the hospitality industry in innovative and creative …"

By Chefnicoleg on July 15, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Smart + Practical

"Fantastic content that covers so much more than good food and restaurant life (business leadership, strategy and planning, personal growth and values…"

By C-Milli on June 9, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Great insight into the evolving restaurant business

"This is an entertaining and interesting podcast featuring conversations between restaurateurs. These people know the business inside and out, and it’…"

By Monica-SF on April 23, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Josh Kopel Rocks In This Behind The Scenes Podcast!!

"You don’t have to be in the restaurant industry to enjoy this fantastic and engaging podcast with entrepreneur extraordinaire Josh Kopel. This guy st…"

By Dtlajosh on April 22, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Relevant and actionable

"Really impressed and encouraged after listening to my first episode. Some great questions were fielded to an industry leader that changed how I think…"

By Johan de Fross on April 16, 2020 via Apple Podcasts