Be a hospitalian | Bobby Stuckey | TEDxBoulder

05/11/2014 15:00:02

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Bobby Stuckey began his distinguished career working in restaurants in his native Arizona. During his five-year tenure at The Little Nell, the restaurant received numerous awards for wine and service, including Gourmet's "Best Wine Service" Award; Mobile Travel Guide's Five Star Hotel and Restaurant Rating; Wine Spectator's Grand Award; and a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Wine Service. He has earned the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers, considered by many to be the ultimate professional credential in the wine and spirits services industry.

With the vision of opening a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas they had visited in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Stuckey and Mackinnon Patterson opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in August 2004 in Boulder, CO. Having researched and traveled throughout Italy many times, both were deeply inspired by this region in particular — the international influences of its cuisine, the profusion of local ingredients in its rustic yet elegant dishes, its passionate relationship between food and wine, and the gracious hospitality of the locals.

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Brad Reed

Great Stuff!

25/08/2015
tom slover

Booby, really well done and thank-you for your hospitality -- the food is always the best and the wine is to die for, but when we come we always feel like we are part of the family!!!

16/11/2014
Deborah Bowman

Thinking of others first is a big message! Thanks for making a difference!

11/11/2014
Michael Ruddy

Of Course ... the leading edge of Bobby Stuckey. Can he make the world of Frasca any better?

07/11/2014
bwhassman

I couldn't agree more.  The vast majority of the US focuses on service and how to produce more for less and neglects hospitality in the process.  Our fast-paced, profits-first mentality is slowly eroding the core values that made our country strong. But, it doesn't need to be that way.  What would it take to make #hospitality a major focus in the US again?  As usual, Bobby sets the bar high and then surpasses it.  Gratzi! 

07/11/2014
Jeff Black

Thanks Bobby. 

07/11/2014
Joshua Sroge

Great Ted talk Bobby. And Rose is a superb hospitalian. Salut....!!

06/11/2014
Art Novoselsky

Bobby is the best!!! What a great presentation!!

06/11/2014
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