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Adam Manacker

PartnerThe Gastro Garage


Member Since December 2021


Adam Manacker has been a standout in hospitality for over 20 years. Highlights included leadership rolls in iconic venues The House of Blues on The Sunset Strip and The Highlands Hollywood. Later Adam moved on to his own brands, including boutique event production company Deep Lifestyle Group and now The Gastro Garage. Along with his partner Stewart Levine, Adam and The Gastro Garage have traveled the world with their food concept, bringing a new level of imaginative catering experiences to events from 10-10,000 guests. They capture all senses and create an interactive moment in time that make events and dinner experiences something guests never forget.

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12 Tips to Get Honest, Constructive Feedback From Your Employees

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Truthful feedback from your team — both positive and negative — is essential for continued growth as a business leader. Honest and transparent teams are likely to succeed for the simple fact that they value an open dialogue. If your team isn't on the same page about your plans, projects will suffer and the business may lose the momentum it needs for growth. This is why, as a business leader, it's critical to ensure you're receiving constructive and helpful feedback from your team. To help you make this a priority for both you and your business, 12 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council discuss their best tips for leaders.

11 Ways These Entrepreneurs Are Encouraging More Diversity in Their Industries

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Diversity isn't always visible, but the way you support it should be. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has always been a topic of concern in the world of work, but it has recently become a major priority for many organizations, with about 79% of them stating they’re planning to dedicate more of their budgets to DEI efforts in 2022. However, it’s likely that these companies will approach DEI in different ways. There are a myriad of ways to support diversity, equity and inclusion in business — especially as a business leader. To help give you some ideas of where you can start, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council share the ways in which they’re working to create and encourage more diversity in their particular business niche or industry and why that’s so important to do.

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The Gastro Garage

Company bio

As seen on Bravo, Tavel Channel and Food Network, The Gastro Garage is a Los Angeles-based food concept that has traveled the world creating an interactive dinning experience and action station for events. The Gastro Garage's signature dish deconstructs classic sandwiches and dishes and reconstructs them into "The Gastro Tank.” A savory brioche style donut that has been blow torched, injected with nitrous foam, and topped with awesome torched finishings. The Gastro Garage has more than 50 different Tanks that range from Garlic Butter Poached Lobster Tails to S'Mores all created by skilled “Gastro Mechanics.” Gastro Garage has created experiences, doing pop-ups and events from L.A., to the Hamptons, to Abu Dhabi. The Gastro Garage has received numerous accolades in notable media outlets such as LA Magazine, E! News, Urban Daddy, Biz Bash, LA Weekly, Thrillist, LA Times and more. Since launching in 2014, the Mechanics have been torching for clients such as Ron Howard, Ryan Seacrest, Seth MacFarlane, Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman, Jon Favreau, Tim Allen, James Corden, Sylvester Stallone, and companies Google, Hulu, Microsoft, HBO, Paramount, Warner Bros., Sony, Disney, Insomniac and FOX’s American Idol to name a few.


Food & Beverage

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11 - 50

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