DineNW Radio/Podcast: Flying Saucer Pizza, Goodwill, Liquor Summit and Golf FORE! Education on this week’s show

DineNW Radio/Podcast: Flying Saucer Pizza, Goodwill, Liquor Summit and Golf FORE! Education on this week’s show https://wahospitality.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/RadioShow_dineNW_slider-696x198.jpg

Don’t miss this week’s DineNW radio show, now online. Co-hosts Andy Cook and Paul Schlienz kick off the show by interviewing Gayle Roberts, owner of Redmond’s Flying Saucer Pizza. Paul then interviews William Ayears of Seattle Goodwill. Stephanie Davenport then joins with Andy to discuss the WRA’s upcoming Liquor Summit. Finally, Ross Boylan and Andy wrap the show with a chat about the WRA’s upcoming Golf FORE! Education tournament.

Flying Saucer Pizza is a unique Redmond pizzeria with an out-of-this-world menu and science fiction theme, including an amazing collection of 1960s era sci-fi memorabilia on display. It is also probably the only pizzeria in the world with pizzas named Area 51, Red Planet and Soylent Green. A truly one of a kind place.

“Making pizza is a lot of fun,” owner Gayle Roberts told DineNW. “Who doesn’t like pizza? It makes my day when customers come in. We make all of our food from scratch. Customers are so happy to be here and enjoy our food, which just makes my day. That’s what drives me, keeps me wanting to do this day after day, and keeps me driving forward.”

Following Gayle’s segment, Paul interviewed William Ayears, job training and education community liaison at Seattle Goodwill, a partner with the WRA in workforce development.

While many people associate Goodwill with its work with disabled people, the organization does more – much more – to train a wide variety of people who might not otherwise be able to enter the workforce..

“We’ve been able to open 10 different job training centers from Tukwila up to Bellingham,” William told DineNW. “We help people with significant barriers to employment. We also assist them in getting a basic education. We assist people in getting into college. We help people speak better English.”

And Goodwill has plenty to offer the hospitality industry.

“We’re trying to provide people with skills for the hospitality and restaurant industry,” William added. “It’s a booming sector of business we want to be part of.”

A segment on the WRA’s Liquor Summit followed Paul’s conversation with William. This is an event you will not want to miss. Now that we’ve transitioned to a private marketplace for spirits and wine, the WRA needs your direction on the future of alcohol beverage regulation in Washington. From licensing, to enforcement, to training, to major policy changes – tell us how to help your business be successful and innovative. Come for the ideas, stay for the drinks! The Liquor Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 16, noon–3 p.m., at the Rhein Haus, 912 12th Ave., Seattle.

Following our segment on the Liquor Summit, we wrapped the show with a discussion about the WRA’s Golf FORE! Education tournament.

Golf FORE! Education supports ProStart, the WRA Education Foundation’s culinary arts program that trains our future hospitality work force. ProStart provides high school students with culinary techniques to management skills, utilizes an industry-driven curriculum that is a nationally accredited technical training program, is mentored by industry professionals to provide real life experiences that build practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime and gives participants the knowledge and skills needed for today’s demand for skilled employees. Your involvement, support and generous donations have a huge impact on growing and developing the hospitality industry, your communities and the potential of our upcoming workforce!

This will be a fun filled day for all at the Washington National Golf Club (14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn) on September 11. Your golf registration will include prizes for 1st, 2nd, 18th and 36th place, contests for closest to the pin, longest drive, lunch, gift bag, range balls, scramble golf and cart. Register now online.

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