Guest Collective

A Little About Us

We miss restaurants and we know you do, too. Since the days surrounding their forced closure in mid-March, we’ve been following along and thinking about how we can help. And over the course of many text messages and Zoom calls, we realized something: there’s a crucial perspective that’s been missing from the public conversation around saving restaurants—that of the guests.

Lisa Grimm is a product mind specializing in the intersection of hospitality and tech. Emily Wilson is a writer and content strategist focused on food and restaurants. They are friends, former coworkers, lifelong guests, and the founders of Guest Collective.

Alex Tollefsen masters the tech. Scott Polchelb is the ace of design.

Our Mission

Guest Collective represents the guest perspective to ensure the prosperity of the hospitality industry.

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