to dine for with kate sullivan

If you ask someone to name their favorite restaurant, you're likely to get a revealing answer. "To Dine for with Kate Sullivan" uses this very question as a foundation for a conversation with an array of bright and innovative minds. In this new series, four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Kate Sullivan accompanies 10 different guests to their favorite restaurants. They experience the atmosphere, the location, the ambience, and eat what they love. Over dinner, Kate's guests – entrepreneurs, change agents, musicians, actors, newsmakers and others – discuss their early lives, their struggles, their successes, the American dream, and how they have tried to achieve it. This season, Kate travels to Seattle to meet with Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. While there they dine at Mamnoon, a Middle Eastern restaurant known for flavors so good "they'll make you cry." Then, she flies to Chicago to visit with Nike designer Jason Mayden, who grew up on the South Side of the city. Jason takes her to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell her why he loves Chicago, and how it fueled his imagination and dreams.

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Howard Schultz, Ceo, Starbucks

There is no more iconic CEO in this country than Howard Schultz. The green and white logo is in 75 countries and 28-thousand stores around the world, but it is the story of how it all started and the lessons learned along the way that is so remarkable. Howard takes us to his favorite Seattle restaurant Mamnoon, a Middle Eastern restaurant known for flavors so good "they'll make you cry." This restaurant is the backdrop for Howard to tell us about the heart and soul of his company and his future mission in the world.

  • 2019-03-24T15:00:00-07:00
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Jason Mayden, Designer, Nike

When Jason Mayden grew up on the South Side of Chicago, he dreamed of being like Michael Jordan. Instead, he went on to design shoes for him. His Nike Air Monarch became the highest grossing shoe of all time. Jason takes us to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell us why this Chicago comfort food staple is also symbolic of why he loves this city and how it fueled his imagination and dreams. Jason's neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in the city yet he believes the perceived negative aspects became strategic advantages for him in business and life.

  • 2019-03-26T09:30:00-07:00
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Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, Samasource

She has been named Forbes "30 under 30", Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" and Fortune Magazine's "Most Promising Entrepreneurs". Leila Janah started a non-profit with $14,000 she won in a business plan competition. Her goal was to reduce global poverty by putting people into jobs where they could earn a living wage. Her company Samasource does just that. Leila takes us to her favorite San Francisco spot, the Samovar Tea House, to eat local, sustainable and socially conscious food and share why this food is the fuel she needs to continue her mission of ending world poverty.

  • 2019-04-02T09:30:00-07:00
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Jim McIngvale, Philanthropist, Gallery Furniture

When Jim started his mattress business in Houston, Texas he had just $5,000 and a pickup truck. Now, he has amassed a furniture empire through his "wacky ads" and gregarious personality. It was, however, a single act of kindness that thrust him into the international spotlight. During Hurricane Harvey, he opened the doors of all of his stores to displaced residents, earning him local adoration and international cheers. We go with Jim to his favorite Mexican restaurant, Lopez Family restaurant, to eat fajitas and hear the story of how any local businessman can make a tremendous social impact.

  • 2019-04-09T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-04-14T15:00:00-07:00
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Jose Andres, Chef and Philanthropist

Spanish born chef Jose Andres achieved the American dream by creating a restaurant empire that stretches across the country and the globe. Recently though, Jose's efforts have been focused on philanthropy and outreach. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose and his team landed and immediately started cooking. In a short amount of time, they had fed a million people. Inspired by the flavors of his youth, Jose takes us back to where it all began for him.

  • 2019-04-16T09:30:00-07:00
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