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Bobby Stuckey

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Episode 16: Bobby Stuckey

Life In The Weeds

Bobby Stuckey is a restauranteur in Boulder Co. His resume is beyond impressive. Starting as a bus boy at age 13 in Scottsdale he worked his way up the ranks and later became a Master Sommelier taking the Wine Director position at The Little Nell in Aspen, and the world renowned French Laundry in Yountville. He now runs Frasca Hospitality and over the past year he has been one of the main leaders and founders of the Independent Restaurant Coalition where he fought daily with Congress and politicians to fund the RRF and make specific changes to the PPP for the hospitality industry. 


13 Aug 2021

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#34 - Bobby Stuckey

No Bed of Roses

As a 13 year old dyslexic student struggling through school, and of course not knowing he was dyslexic, Bobby Stuckey started bussing tables at a Greek restaurant in Phoenix. His journey continued, with Bobby working his way up from dishwasher to management and taking a path through The Little Nell restaurant in Aspen in 1995, as sommelier then in 2000, onto Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Napa where Bobby’s team won the James Beard Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Wine Service and where Bobby met his present day business partner, Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. In 2004, Bobby earned his Master Sommelier Diploma. He and his partners opened Frasca in Boulder, CO where Stuckey and his team again won the Beard award for Outstanding Service, later changed to Outstanding Hospitality, at Bobby’s suggestion. In 2007 Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson launched Scarpetta Wines. Today, the partners own and operate Frasca and Pizzeria Locale in Boulder and Tavernetta and Sunday Vinyl in Denver. Ok, so who’s hungry..? https://www.frascafoodandwine.com/


11 Aug 2021

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Reclaiming Happiness with Sandeep Neutron

Master sommelier Bobby stuckey (there are 269 Master sommeliers in the world (as of this upload)),restaurateur, wine maker, sommelier of the year by wine enthusiast, true hospitalian, Ted talk speaker,  and speaker on many podcasts and interviews is speaking with us in this podcast. A versatile and gifted personality master Bobby also loves running and he has been a fan of punk rock since his school days.


5 Aug 2021

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The Wine in Friuli / Bobby Stuckey

Canon Calls

Check out Bobby Stuckey's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Friuli-Food-Wine-Mountains-Vineyards/dp/0399580611


8 Jun 2021

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Episode 13 - Bobby Stuckey

The Fine Line Podcast: Balancing Hedonism & Health

Can you imagine what it has been like for restaurants during the pandemic? Today we speak to hospitality giant Bobby Stuckey about his personal experience, and about his work for the IRC (Independent Restaurant Coalition), as they fight for the places that are the backbone of our social lives. Besides being a Master Sommelier, Bobby is the Co-Owner of the Frasca Hospitality Group, which includes Frasca Food and Wine, Sunday Vinyl, Tavernetta and Pizzeria Locale Boulder as well as Scarpetta Wines. Bobby began his distinguished career in restaurants in his home state of Arizona, working his way from dishwasher to management. In 1995, he joined The Little Nell restaurant in Aspen as a sommelier. In 2000, Stuckey moved west to work with world-renowned chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Yountville, California. It was here that Bobby met his future business partner, chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. With the vision of opening a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas they had visited in Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in August 2004, in Boulder, CO. Sponsored Promotions: -15 % off at checkout on Suerte Tequila using the code FINELINE15 -Sponsor Us! Visit our Patreon page to see the various levels of sponsorship or donate here. Show Notes: PPP Flex Phillips Roy Bill Restaurants Act Hero's Act--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finelinepodcast/support


9 Mar 2021

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24. Saving Restaurants with Bobby Stuckey

By The Glass

Will the Hospitality Industry survive 2020? Bobby Stuckey is in this race for the long haul. In March, he helped create the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) to fight for the 11 million independent restaurant employees in the USA. Bobby Stuckey is the co-founder of some of Colorado’s best restaurants. The former wine director for The Little Nell in Aspen and The French Laundry in Yountville, Bobby Stuckey earned his Master Sommelier pin in 2004, the same year he opened the Friuli-focused restaurant Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado. In the years since, Bobby founded an Italian winery called Scarpetta as well as two restaurants in Denver’s bustling Union Station: Tavernetta and Sunday Vinyl. When Bobby’s not running service at his restaurants, he’s running sub-three hour marathons. He and Chris discuss training for virtual races, logging 100 miles in one week, and lobbying Congress on behalf of the IRC. Visit www.saverestaurants.com to learn more about the IRC, and follow Bobby on Instagram @bobbystuckeyms. 


21 Sep 2020

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Episode 2 - Friuli Food and Wine by Bobby Stuckey, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Meredith Erickson

Tasty Pages: A Podcast From Cooking The Books

Hello and welcome to episode two of Tasty Pages, a podcast by Cooking The Books! In today's episode, we discuss 'Friuli Food and Wine' by Bobby Stuckey, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Meredith Erickson. You can purchase this book here: https://amzn.to/2DIZIer--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tastypages/support


28 Aug 2020

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Master Sommelier and co-founder of Colorado's Frasca Hospitality Group joins Take Away Only to talk about why storytelling matters in government, making up for lost lobbying time and how restaurateurs plan to get congress to act on their behalf. Plus, the challenges of changing expectations, the health and spirit of Friulian wine makers and what a hospitality legend has planned for a special occasion in a time without restaurants. 


12 May 2020

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The future of Boulder restaurants with Frasca co-owner Bobby Stuckey

The BLDRfly Podcast

In this conversation, Bobby Frasca, co-owner of Boulder's Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale, says a third of Boulder restaurants could shutter by September if the industry does not receive targeted support from the nation, state, city, landlords and guests.


23 Apr 2020

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Hospitality Seminar with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey

HospitaliTV Podcast

THIS IS IT.  In nearly 15 years of working in the Hospitality industry this is probably the most insightful presentation regarding Hospitality I’ve ever heard.  Something everyone needs to hear.  Chefs. Bartenders. Restaurant managers.  Sommeliers. Hostesses. Food Runners. Bussers. Bar Backs. Back waiters. Owners. Operators.  This is coming at a great time too during the holidays where I know I for one have experienced higher levels of anxiety working in this industry.  It’s not easy.   Bobby talks about that, keeping a positive mindset in order to take care of one’s self, to in turn be better suited to take care of the guest, what it takes to be a pro in this field, perception of our career in society, an so much more.  Above all I’m just damn excited for all of you to hear this and get inspired, and apply it your own career paths. Check the link in my bio for the audio podcast! Thank you Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey for all that you do for this industry, and for paving the way for us to continue down this path that we love and are addicted to. 


17 Dec 2019