101- The Goal of the TraffiCalm Network with John Ragan
The TraffiCalm Network podcast was developed to share thoughts and ideas from various traffic safety experts. The sharing of transportation innovations and roadway safety solutions are important for keeping traffic calm and saving lives. Host Bob Felt interviews TraffiCalm Systems president and owner John Ragan for a passionate view of the program goal.
John Ragan, master sommelier and director of wine and restaurant operations for Union Square Hospitality Group, knows a thing or two about a great meal. In this episode, John takes us on a journey that spans Italy, New York, and California—with nostalgic stop in southern Illinois—to share a menagerie of meals, people, places and moments that unpack the essence of hospitality. “There is something to be said for that wine, in that place, at that time, with that food, and with someone who really cares about it pouring it for you. That’s the magic.”
Episode 48: CHSWFF17: John Ragan, Sabato Sagaria, Ryan Pernice
Heritage Radio Network On Tour
For a deep dive into the inner workings of restaurant operations, Kat Johnson sits down with John Ragan (Director of Operations at USHG), Sabato Sagaria (Chief Restaurant Officer at USHG), and Ryan Pernice (Owner and Operator of RO Hospitality in Roswell, GA). The three share the challenges and joys of opening new restaurants and discuss how they sift through the myriad of new technologies available for restaurants while keeping the guest's experience and hospitality the main focus of day-to-day operations. We also hear about the organizations that they work closely with, from Share Our Strength to the Kula Project.
Laurie and John talk about pairing wine with vegetables! He will be at the NYC Wine and Food Festival. The post John Ragan, Master Somm appeared first on Laurie Forster | Wine Expert | Wine Coach | Wine Speaker.
Episode 24: John Ragan, Union Square Hospitality Group
In the Drink
Master Sommelier and Wine Director at Union Square Hospitality Group, John Ragan, is this week’s guest on In the Drink. Beyond his work with Union Square Hospitality Group, John is organizing with DeVine Intervention, an initiative designed to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. DeVine Intervention is an online wine charity auction that will give all proceeds to The Mayor’s Fund. Listen in to hear John talk about the process of becoming a Master Sommelier. What difficulties did John encounter, and how did the process help him keep an open mind in a culinary sense? How does John incorporate Danny Meyer’s signature hospitality into his wine program? Find out this and more on this week’s installment of In the Drink! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. “By far the most challenging part (of becoming a master sommelier) was the theory part, because being a restaurant guy soaks up a lot of hours of your day and going home to hit the books is tough.” [20:00] “At the end of the day, I’m the jack-of-all-trades that tries to keep the band together.” [21:00] — John Ragan on In the Drink