In this episode #21 of Eat Well Travel Better: The Business of Food Travel podcast, we speak with John Mulcahy, a hospitality and food tourism professional from Ireland. John has packed a lot into forty years - studying, observing, and participating in the tourism and hospitality industry as a student, employee, employer, owner, lecturer and public servant, largely in Ireland, but also in the USA, the UK, & the Middle East.
In this episode, you will learn:
- How to be part of the solution not part of the problem
- Why you should take the road less traveled and don't be afraid where it leads. You'll surprise yourself.
- Not to be scared to make mistakes; it's the only way to learn
- To follow your heart and the money will follow after.
- That it's OK to chase the money for a short while, but have a Plan B.
- Why you should not ask for permission, rather for forgiveness
- How the benefits of food tourism ripple out to all areas of the economy.
- Why providers should not focus on creating just a product. Instead, they should create an experience. (This is similar to our Association's long-standing quote, "Serve a memory, not a meal).