Debi catches up with Sara Stroud, co-owner of Carnitas Snack Shack in San Diego. In this episode, they discuss whether you can teach hospitality, bosses good and bad, wages and tips in the restaurant business and the cutest pig in San Diego.
Sara Stroud is the co-founder and Director of Brand Management of Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Growing up in Illinois, Sara began working in the restaurant industry at the age of 15. Working at a small Washington DC batch bourbon/cigar bar in 1999, she decided to move out West to San Diego where she worked for the Cohn Restaurant group, managing Kensington Grill and Cucina Urbana restaurants, as well as Wine Steals. In 2011, Sara Stroud partnered with her now husband, Chef Hanis Cavin, to open Carnitas’ Snack Shack, their first joint venture in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. The “Snack Shack,” as it’s affectionately called, serves up thoughtfully-sourced, pork- centric American cuisine and local craft beers in a fun, no-fuss environment. Over the years Sara and Chef Hanis (and Carnitas–their pet pig!) have earned the respect of their colleagues through hard work, creativity, and dedication to their community. Inspired to share their passion for food and life with more people, the king and queen of pork launched a Snack Shack on the Embarcadero waterfront in Spring 2016, offering a full bar program and panoramic views of the San Diego harbor.Find more about Sara’s Snack Shack’s at the link below and email here directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!