Chefs and Restaurants

How Hotels, Restaurateurs, and Diners Reap the Benefits of Pop-up Dining

Before Taikun took over the private dining room at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, the space was regularly booked for special events. PDR revenue, says General Manager/Ritz-Carlton veteran Kelly Steward, wasn’t insignificant. Nonetheless, when the resort received an email from the Taikun team asking if they’d be interested in a partnership, Steward said, “Why not?”

Ryan Chadwick and...