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Owning Your Legacy

Leave It Better Than You Found It With Stuart McCarroll

Owning Your Legacy
Owning Your Legacy

“You know, I’ve always just believed really simply in leaving things better than what you took them. And I don’t have any sort of grand plans for legacy. I would like to leave things better. Everything that I touch, better than what I started it.” — Stuart McCarroll

In this episode of Owning Your Legacy, Laurette is joined by Stuart McCarrroll, a seasoned food and beverage industry leader turned entrepreneur who has harnessed his vast knowledge and experience to found three companies—Menu Collective, an agency that specializes in food service innovation, CoLaboratory Chicago, an F&B co-working space, and most recently, SuperFree Beverages.


Stuart knows the food and bev business from all angles and has helped to scale some of the industry’s best-known companies, including Kerry and DöhlerGroup, before venturing into his own businesses. With Menu Collective, Stuart co-led menu innovation for the Starbucks Reserve alcohol beverage program—a special project that continues to evolve.


In this episode of Owning Your Legacy:

  • The importance of creating anticipation with consumers; why the best process is built around people; the pros and cons of fast growth; designing the Starbucks Reserve roasteries beverage program; why uncomfortable situations are necessary for growth.

If you enjoyed the episode please share it with others, and rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about me and how I am Owning My Legacy, you can find me on Instagram @LauretteRondenet and online at lauretterondenet.com.

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