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Cooking Up Community Connection with Tim and Lara Boyd of Mustard Seed Bistro

Cooking Up Community Connection with Tim and Lara Boyd of Mustard Seed Bistro

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Food does more than just tantalize your taste buds—it can also weave communities together and ignite change. In this episode, host Donna DiMaggio Berger is joined by Tim and Lara Boyd from Mustard Seed Bistro in Plantation to explore how simple community cookouts can spark vital conversations and foster collaboration. They discuss how providing refreshments at gatherings like board and membership meetings often cultivates a more positive atmosphere.

Many community associations feature amenities such as restaurants, cafes, breakfast bars, and barbecue stations near pools. Even in communities without these services, dining out remains a cherished social activity. Tim and Lara share insights from their experiences in the restaurant industry, discussing how they balance family life with business demands and address post-COVID challenges reshaping the dining scene. From adapting lunch routines to managing increased expenses, they delve into the strategies that keep their restaurant thriving. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or a business professional, this episode promises a hearty dose of inspiration for your next community or corporate gathering.

Conversation highlights include:

  • What inspired Tim and Lara to open their first restaurant
  • Challenges in dealing with outside partners and finicky customers
  • Where they draw culinary inspiration
  • Challenges in running a restaurant together as a couple
  • How Covid changed the restaurant industry
  • Yelp and other reviews
  • Strategies for keeping talent
  • Sustainability practices

BONUS: Find out if you have what it takes to open your own restaurant!

About Take It To The Board

Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.

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