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Melinda Monaco

Melinda Monaco is Senior Manager for UK and IE Restaurant Marketing at OpenTable, where she develops inspirational and engaging campaigns for new and existing restaurant customers. She is happily eating her way across Europe, enjoying everything from street food vendors, sensory experiences to one-of-a-kind dining experiences.
Posts by Melinda Monaco
David Selves on transforming ‘big screen pub’ to AA Rosette winning restaurant

David Selves on transforming ‘big screen pub’ to AA Rosette winning restaurant

David Selves started in business for himself over 40 years ago forming a brokerage, which still operates, arranging funding for…
Melinda Monaco
Q&A with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers on his career and advice for aspiring restaurateurs

Q&A with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers on his career and advice for aspiring restaurateurs

Tom Sellers has learned some important things from his mentors – discipline, detail and the power of imagining through food.…
Melinda Monaco
10 Insights from Scottish Chef Scott Smith on opening Norn and what it takes to make a new restaurant a success

10 Insights from Scottish Chef Scott Smith on opening Norn and what it takes to make a new restaurant a success

Chef Scott Smith started his career in a busy Aberdeen bistro and knew the kitchen was where he wanted to…
Melinda Monaco
Three fundraising tips to support the Love Food Give Food campaign

Three fundraising tips to support the Love Food Give Food campaign

OpenTable is a proud sponsor of Action Against Hunger’s Love Food Give Food campaign, which aims to bring an end…
Melinda Monaco
Emma Cullingford shares how the Love Food Give Food fundraising campaign unites chefs, restaurants and those who love food

Emma Cullingford shares how the Love Food Give Food fundraising campaign unites chefs, restaurants and those who love food

Action Against Hunger operates in nearly 50 countries worldwide to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with…
Melinda Monaco
Managing Director Avril Bannerton shares why her passion and excitement for Taste of Dublin is stronger than ever

Managing Director Avril Bannerton shares why her passion and excitement for Taste of Dublin is stronger than ever

Designed to be the most serious and reputable food festival in the World, Taste Festivals has rapidly grown internationally –…
Melinda Monaco
After the Irish Restaurant Awards: Q&A with CoqBull – Best Digital Marketing winner

After the Irish Restaurant Awards: Q&A with CoqBull – Best Digital Marketing winner

At this year’s 8th annual Irish Restaurant Awards, the awards that help showcase the true talent that Ireland’s hospitality industry…
Melinda Monaco
Advice, insight, and inspiration: Restaurant magazine editor Stefan Chomka on staying connected to the industry

Advice, insight, and inspiration: Restaurant magazine editor Stefan Chomka on staying connected to the industry

Designed to be a voice for chefs and restaurateurs, Restaurant magazine was the first publication to reflect the passion within…
Melinda Monaco
Everyone loves to talk about food: Ireland’s FOOD&WINE Magazine deputy editor Orla Murphy on the Irish food and dining scene

Everyone loves to talk about food: Ireland’s FOOD&WINE Magazine deputy editor Orla Murphy on the Irish food and dining scene

FOOD&WINE Magazine has been in circulation for almost 20 years now, and the team behind the publication certainly feel there…
Melinda Monaco