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Louisiana Eats: Innovation On Three Continents

Host Poppy Tooker and Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known as Mr. Lyan. He has received multiple awards for his innovations behind the bar, including being named International Bartender of the Year in 2015 at Tales of the Cocktail.
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Host Poppy Tooker and Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known as Mr. Lyan. He has received multiple awards for his innovations behind the bar, including being named International Bartender of the Year in 2015 at Tales of the Cocktail.

On this week's show, we're traveling to three continents for a fresh look at business innovation.

We begin here in the U.S. with Cheryl Bachelder, President and CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and author of Dare To Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others. Cheryl's vision of servant leadership helped to create an amazing turnaround in the company’s success.

Then we have a conversation with Ryan Chetiyawardana, more easily known as Mr. Lyan. In addition to a number of awards he's received over the past several years, Mr. Lyan was named the International Bartender of the Year in 2015 at Tales of the Cocktail. His London bar, the White Lyan, is the first in the world to use no perishables at all – no fruit, no ice and consequently, no waste.

Then, we speak with Mikey Enright, award-winning proprietor of The Barber Shop in Sydney, Australia. With haircuts in the front and an expansive cocktail lounge in the back, Mikey’s blurring the lines between barber and bartender!

It's all vocations and innovations on this week's Louisiana Eats!

Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.