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Chris Deferio, Founder & Host of Keys to the Shop Podcast & Consulting

Chris Deferio is an award winning coffee professional and coffee consultant with 22 years in the retail specialty coffee industry. He has seen great success in his career as a barista, trainer, cafe manager, operations manager, and playing a key role in the scaling and success of many independent coffee shops. In addition to being a 3 time international latte art champion and US Barista championship finalist, Chris has been able to help thousands of people through his in person speaking and training at trade shows, industry associations, and even outside of coffee in the world of craft beer and wine. This episode is sponsored by Hostfully, Jetstream, and NoiseAware! Use the cod SLICKTALK20 to get exclusive discounts! --------------------- Thank you for tuning into our podcast! (Slick Talk) is a (Hospitality.FM) production and you can find more of our shows at Hospitality.FM or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts! Listen to more episodes on our (website) and take a look at our amazing (podcast and network sponsors) that make this all possible! You can also listen to our Monday morning podcast, (Good Morning Hospitality), where we dive into the industry as a whole in a more casual setting! If you ever want to contact us for guest suggestions or anything else related to the podcast, please fill out (our contact form) and we will be in touch! Last but not least, we love to connect on LinkedIn! (Let's connect) there so you can see the daily content we post beyond the podcast! read more