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Feb. 3, 2022

#144 Monika Linton, Founder of Brindisa, on Open-Book Management


Brindisa has been the home of Spanish food in the UK for over 30 years. It was set up by Monika Linton in the 1980s to share her love for quality Spanish produce to the UK, and her aim has always been to bring excellent food and ingredients from the most remote parts of Spain to Britain and to champion selected smaller producers and their skills.

It was amazing to learn how she structures her business with 120 employees through open-book management. We explore working with small producers, growing your business in the right direction, the power of having an HR department, and eating strange foods as a child.

Links:

#114 Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder of Zingerman's, on Self-Leadership: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/114 

‘The Great Game of Business’ by Bo Burlingham and Jack Stack: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385348339 

‘The Greens Cookbook’ by Deborah Madison: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553051954

‘Brindisa: The True Food of Spain’ by Monika Linton: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0008244170/ 

#56 Heartfelt Hospitality with Neena Jivraj Stevenson, Chief Cultural Officer of Point A Hotels: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/heartfelt-hospitality-with-neena-jivraj-stevenson 

Brindisa: ​​https://brindisa.com/ 

Brindisa Kitchens: https://www.brindisakitchens.com/ 

Monika’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monika-linton-9ab22b3/ 

Monika’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brindisa_monika/ 

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