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Creating a Home at Church Bar: Exploring Hospitality with Chelsea Gregoire
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Creating a Home at Church Bar: Exploring Hospitality with Chelsea Gregoire

Join us on "The Truth In This Art" podcast as host Rob Lee sits down with Chelsea Gregoire, a consultant and educator in the hospitality industry. Explore Chelsea's journey and expertise in building successful restaurant and beverage programs, fostering community through cocktails and hospitality, and creating welcoming spaces for all.

Chelsea and Rob discussed:

  • Chelsea's background in the hospitality industry and their experience in opening bars, restaurants, and hotels for others, culminating in their own project as an owner with Church in Baltimore.
  • The founding of Drinkable Genius, a consultancy focused on supporting business owners in building and improving restaurant and beverage programs, optimizing profitability and service standards, and navigating challenges, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The transformative power of cocktails and hospitality in generating community and providing opportunities for others, as well as Chelsea's accolades and recognition in the industry.
  • Chelsea's involvement in industry events and organizations, including Tales of the Cocktail and Bar Convent Brooklyn, and their role as an educator and speaker at conferences and in partnership with brands and publications.
  • The holistic approach to career development, equitable systems, and creating inclusive spaces that Chelsea has developed through their background in building religious communities and their Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

Join us for this engaging episode as we dive into the world of hospitality with Chelsea Gregoire and gain insights into their passion for building thriving businesses and fostering community through cocktails and hospitality.


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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Host
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Chelsea Gregoire
Guest
Chelsea Gregoire
Chelsea Gregoire is a consultant with skills ranging from food and beverage industry to social media marketing, working under their own company, Drinkable Genius. They have worked with restaurants, production companies, international brand ambassadors, and national organizations. Always displaying the utmost professionalism, Chelsea consistently strives to create experience and community through their work. Chelsea also uses her background in theology, church planting, and community building to craft unique experiences, care for those in her community, and generate equal opportunity for women, LGBTQ, and people of color. In 2022, Chelsea will open their first cocktail bar concept as owner, Church, as a full circle moment for their background and their understanding of how we rise to meet what the hospitality industry needs in this moment.