Thu, 13 April 2023
Mickey Bakst is the Co-Founder of Ben's Friends. Ben’s Friends is a community of chefs, bartenders, line cooks, servers, sommeliers, host and hostesses, GMs and owners who have found or are seeking sobriety. Their mission: "to offer community, hope and a path forward for those struggling with substance abuse and addiction." Mickey Bakst has been sober since 1982. He began his restaurant career in the early 70's at a restaurant in Newport Beach, CA. In 1974 he bought into the restaurant and was a co-owner from 1974 until his exit in 1982 when he also go sober. After successfully navigating AA and attaining his sobriety, he rejoined the restaurant industry in the fine dining realm. He is "officially" retired now, after serving as the GM at Charleston Grill. He is known as the "unofficial mayor of Charleston" today.
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1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.
Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.
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