Jeff Portwood
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  • Dallas, TX
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  • Goldwood Partners LLC
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Election’s Impact on Restaurant Industry
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Started this discussion. Last reply by susan holaday Aug 18, 2008.

Food Capitals of the U.S.
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World's Most Dangerous Drink?
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A group for Cane's advocates and ambassadors to meet and share the Raising Cane's experience.
Dec 30, 2011

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Goldwood Partners LLC
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Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Discovering New Wines, Finding a Job, Finding Investors, Learning, Networking
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Advocates and Ambassadors

...that's what training creates...

We - or least our goal is to - create Advocates out of customers and Ambassadors out of employees.

Don't consider the term "advocate" or "ambassador" lightly. The difference between a satisfied customer and an advocate can be measured in light-years; the same goes for an employee who serves as a brand ambassador versus just working shifts.

Research has shown (Gallup, Service Management Group, et al) that a "brand advocate" is… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 1:44pm

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At 11:51am on October 24, 2009, Food on Film said…
Aloha Jeff!

From a former Texas restaurateur, now "living the life Hawaii" as a filmmaker, I wish you all the best in restaurant service excellence!

World Class Restaurant Service training DVD
At 3:40pm on July 15, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the connection. Look forward to your insights on FohBoh.

At 11:08am on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Jeff
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 5:08am on January 9, 2009, Russ Ford said…
Here you guys do a great job any stores coming to Hotlanta anytime soon?
At 9:58pm on November 19, 2008,
Dana A. Romero
I wanted to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group on FohBoh. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it and then dicuss it with us. We could use someone like yourself who could give us some good, positive feedback.
At 11:21am on October 29, 2008, Brock, Charles said…
I'm in NC for now. But, there is so much to catch up on. I've listed a couple of ways for you to reach me below. Would probably be easier to catch up over the phone than trade witty e-mails for days. Look forward to talking with you soon!
At 6:38am on October 6, 2008, Bill Baumgartner said…

Thank you for adding me to your list of friends.

Nice to see another "FRY COOK" in the group!

I look forward to sharing with you.

Hope you have a Great week !!!

Success Coach
"Helping you Achieve your Greatest Self"
At 11:18am on September 22, 2008, Tabitha McCabe said…
Hey Jeff,

I am disapointed to hear about Cane's moving to Dallas...that means you get to move again. WooHoo! I am sure you are excited about Dallas; just not moving again.
I am currently looking for a Training Coordinator to take Dionne's place. If you could forward my e-mail address on to someone you think would do a good job that would be awsome!
Good luck and let me know if I can do anything to help with the move.
At 1:59pm on August 25, 2008,
Terrence Donahue
Hi Jeff, it was great to hear from you and to see you and Donna at CHART. I hope all is well with you. Things are great at NRA Solutions.
At 9:03am on August 25, 2008, susan holaday said…

You reminded me - I believe he and his wife got into something outside foodservice - Meanwhile I saw your great bear pix on your site! I have a large collection of bears and often take their pictures - in fact many of my Christmas cards are photos of them! Nice to meet another bear lover.




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