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Betty Porto

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Show 442, September 11, 2021: Betty Porto, Vice President of Community Relations, Porto’s Bakery & Café

SoCal Restaurant Show

All Porto’s Bakery and Café locations have reopened for dine-in at 50 per cent capacity. The locations are Burbank, Buena Park, Downey, Glendale and West Covina. Be watching for the pending Northridge opening. In the meantime Porto’s has a bakery stand at the Northridge Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center every Wednesday night. Porto’s Bake at Home ships their best-selling pastries nationwide. They are unbaked, frozen and come direct to you so you can bake them fresh in your own oven. “It’s like having a Porto’s Bakery in your home.” Popular items available include Cheese Rolls, Guava Cheese Strudel, Chicken Empanadas and Potato Balls. 2nd generation baker & Family member, Betty Porto (Porto’s Vice President of Community Relations,) is our guest with rolling pin in hand. The post Show 442, September 11, 2021: Betty Porto, Vice President of Community Relations, Porto’s Bakery & Café appeared first on SoCal Restaurant Show.


12 Sep 2021

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The (Cuban) American Dream | Betty Porto, Co-Owner of Porto's Bakery & Cafe

LatinXellence Podcast

In this episode, we connect with Betty Porto, one of the owners of what Eater LA dubbed “the most popular cuban bakery on the West Coast”, Porto’s Bakery & Cafe. Betty discusses her family’s humble beginnings and how her mother went from selling cakes under an oppressive regime in Cuba to running a multi-million dollar enterprise in the United States. She also talks about the importance of education and how leaving a legacy keeps the Porto’s brand alive. Things you will learn in this episode: How to successfully navigate family dynamics in business Why defining clear roles & responsibilities is critical to operational success How to leverage any education in a business setting Ways to scale your business without impacting quality How giving back to your community can help improve customer engagement and employee retention You can connect with Betty Porto and learn more about Porto’s Bakery & Cafe at portosbakery.com or on Instagram @portosbakery. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latinxellence/support


19 May 2020

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LIVE Mini-Gauntlet with Betty Porto of Porto's Bakery and Hot Tastes with Brad Bodnarchuk

Try It, You'll Like It

Hosts Winston and David break format this week with two special guests. After a very personal/philosophical check in between the two hosts, the gentleman are joined by Brad Bodnarchuk of Half a Dozen Hospitality Podcast (calling in all the way from Vancouver) for a round of Hot Tastes. Then, the boys introduce a live show recorded at Taste Walk Glendale on 5/1/19 where they offered a mini-gauntlet of natto, natto banana bread, durian wafers and pshat to guest Betty Porto of Porto's Bakery.  __ SHOW INFORMATION Facebook Page: @tryitlikeitpod Instagram: @tryitlikeitpod Twitter: @tryitlikeitpod Email: tryitlikeitpod@gmail.com Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subcribe: Spotify

1hr 2mins

30 May 2019

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Betty Porto | Porto's Bakery & Cafe: A Story of Family, Community, and Escaping Communist Cuba

The Founder Hour

Porto’s has been a staple in Los Angeles for generations. Whether it’s their potato balls, tres leches cake or their many delicious pastries, you’ve experienced the greatness that is Porto’s. For Episode 21, Pat & Posh sit down with co-owner Betty Porto, whose parents left Cuba wanting to escape communism and raise their kids in the U.S. Betty talks about her mother who started baking cakes in their kitchen, opening their first store in Glendale, the success of their family business and its growth, and being an immigrant working in the States and Porto’s impact in the communities it’s in. SUBSCRIBE TO TFH NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletter FOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhour FOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhour INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com


30 May 2018

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Episode 009: Betty Porto, Porto’s Bakery. Baking Tips, Business Principles, & Being #1 on Yelp’s 2016 Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.

East Glendale Advice Givers | Business Owners | Entrepreneurs | Interviewing Our Community's Brightest Minds | Ron Nedd

You don’t get to #1 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. by sitting on your butt.  The story of Rosa Porto and Porto’s Bakery is legendary and the 3 Porto children have taken what their mother started and turned it into one of the most successful and beloved bakery chains in California.  Betty Porto isn’t afraid of hard work and doesn’t hold back when asked for her opinions.  She is the daughter of Rosa & Raul Porto, a co-owner and, as the Vice President of Community Relations, is the public face of this well-known SoCal bakery and cafe chain.   Delicious items made with high quality ingredients, priced affordably for middle class families, is a principle that Porto’s operates on.  The story everyone has heard was about their time in Cuba, their move to the U.S. and the start of Porto’s bakery – up to the success of the Glendale location.   We’re going to continue the story from that point and find out more than you’ve ever heard before about what makes Porto’s so successful.  On location at the Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Downey, today you’ll hear about: What it took to go from one location to two and why that was the hardest thing they had to do.  A great story and some great info for any businessperson or entrepreneur. The different parts of the bakeries, how they function separately and how they work together. The process for research, development and the roll-out of new items, seasonal items and holiday favorites. What you should do if you want to improve your baking skills when you just want to be an amateur baker. Betty’s advice for anyone who has a passion for cooking/baking and does want a culinary career. What women entrepreneurs need to do both personally and professionally to be successful. Lots of baking tips sprinkled throughout. Porto’s ongoing, consistent contribution to the homeless, children, the elderly – those in society who most need a hand. Porto’s Bakery Story on Their Website Porto’s Bakery Facebook Page Porto’s Locations: Glendale – 315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 Burbank – 3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505 Downey – 8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241 Buena Park – 7640 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles Website Food Help in Downey Website


8 Nov 2017

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Betty Porto and Margarita Navarro Owners of Portos Bakery and Cafe

Business Rockstars

Tracing its origins to the year 1960, when the Porto family made the tough decision to leave their home in Manzanillo, Cuba. After living through the drastic changes that were taking place around them, they requested permission to leave the country. Immediately Raul Sr. was terminated from his job and sent away to manual labor for the duration of the wait period. Wife, Rosa Porto was also let go. Knowing that it may take years to be able to leave the country, Rosa found herself alone and having to find a means to support her three children Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita.Rosa, always a talented cake maker, with a passion for baking, entrenched herself in perfecting her recipes and began selling her delicious cakes to friends and neighbors not realizing that she was also building herself a loyal customer base.Porto’s Bakery & Café now serves thousands of customers and employs hundreds of team members in Southern California, with a store in Glendale, a store in Burbank, and a third in the city of Downey.

1hr 21mins

22 Feb 2016

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EP24: Betty Porto | Porto's Bakery

Stories From Skid Row

Betty Porto, Owner and Vice President of Porto's Bakery, swings by to chat with URM CEO Andy Bales to talk about the partnership the bakery has with the Mission!


7 May 2014