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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

The team player: Barbara Lynch

Barbara Lynch, chef and owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, credits a strong team for her success, but a bit of South Boston moxie doesn’t hurt.

Leadership

Remembering Paul Prudhomme’s career

Prudhomme’s 58-year career in the food industry, cut short last week by his death at age 75, changed the American palate and indelibly stamped menus. Here’s, in timeline form, is how it happened.

New President Denyelle Bruno joins the 24-unit chain after serving at the Drybar hairstyling specialist.

Sometimes good news can be just as arresting as the bad. Here are a few standout instances, brought to you as a special Thanksgiving edition.

The longtime industry veteran is not done with restaurants yet, including a number of small upstart chains.

Ells, a chef by training, has been a disruptor, industry critic, apologist, risk taker, contrarian and culinary traditionalist.

Situations at Applebee's, Dunkin' and Darden will be true tests of some promising leaders' mettle.

Struggling to reach staffers who seem lost in their own world? Well, have you thought about pottery? That’s the improbable route Bill Strickland took when he set out to turn the disadvantaged of his native Pittsburgh into choice job candidates all but vibrating with enthusiasm. Now a world-renowned motivational authority, Strickland has agreed to recount how he molds workforce stars from prospects that don’t appear to fit the system. His delivery at the Restaurant Leadership Conference promises to be as unusual as the training approach he’s taken.

Phil Romano has a knack for creating restaurant concepts that set industry standards. His next venture: Sharing that knowledge with the next generation of restaurant entrepreneurs.

From the day she entered the restaurant business as a job analyst for Hardee’s Food Systems, Edna Morris has grown from leadership role to leadership role by dashing preconceptions through a combination of learning and resolve.

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