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meez Founder & CEO Josh Sharkey interviews world class entrepreneurs in the food space that are shifting the paradigm of how we innovate and operate in our industry.


Alon Shaya on Innovating Philanthropy and Sustainable Culture at Pomegranate Hospitality

For this week's episode, we are thrilled to welcome chef Alon Shaya. Alon is a two-time James Beard Award winner, having earned accolades for Best Chef in the South and Best New Restaurant. He's also the author of the acclaimed book "Shaya," as well as chef-partner of Pomegranate Hospitality.

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Chef Josh Sharkey, CEO and Founder of meez

Josh Sharkey is the founder and CEO of meez, the recipe tool for professional chefs.

He is an entrepreneur, chef, and restaurant operator with over 20 years of experience in the industry at restaurants like Oceana, Tabla, Bouley, and Cafe Gray. After more than a decade cooking in Michelin-starred kitchens, he opened Bark Hot Dogs in 2009, which earned numerous accolades in the fast casual space. Sharkey spent five years as the Chief Operating Officer of Aurify Brands before launching meez to the public in late 2020. Since then, meez has partnered with renowned groups and concepts, including José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, Jean-Georges Restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, fast-casual favorite Mulberry & Vine, and local staple BKLYN Larder. Josh believes in building technology with domain empathy, ensuring software always conforms to how we operate, and fervently focusing on the finer details.

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