Chefs Without Restaurants

Chefs Without Restaurants

Join Chris Spear on his podcast, "Chefs Without Restaurants," as he interviews food and beverage entrepreneurs who have taken a unique path in the culinary world. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including his own personal chef business, Perfect Little Bites, Chris is dedicated to helping others grow and succeed in the food and beverage industry. His guests include caterers, research chefs, personal chefs, cookbook authors, food truck operators, farmers, and more – all individuals who have paved their own way in the culinary world. Tune in to hear their inspiring stories and valuable insights on the road less traveled in the food and beverage industry.

Recent Episodes

Elevated Home Cooking: Approachable and Affordable Recipes with Chef Christine Flynn

March 23, 2023

This week on Chefs Without Restaurants we have Christine Flynn, the proprietor of The Good Earth Winery , partner at The Good Earth Farm in Ontario, Canada, and executive chef and partner at iQ Food Co . She recently release…

An Intro to Thai Food and Cooking with Chef Pailin Chongchitnant

March 16, 2023

This week I have chef Pailin Chongchitnant, host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen, and author of the companion website Hot Thai Kitchen. She recently released her 2nd cookbook, Sabai: 100 Simple Thai Recipes for Any D…

It's Time to Stop Nickel and Diming Your Clients - Provide an All-Inclusive Experience Instead

March 8, 2023

On this week's podcast, I address the issue of nickel and diming your customers. Instead, I offer the alternative, which is providing an all-inclusive experience. I believe that many costs, such as providing china and linens…

How to Become a Successful Personal Chef

March 1, 2023

I started Chefs Without Restaurants to help other people grow their food businesses. Because I’ve been working as a personal chef for 11 years now, I have a lot of firsthand knowledge about what you can do to grow a personal…

Cooking Up Retro Recipes with Bobby Hicks

Feb. 22, 2023

This week I speak with Bobby Hicks, the man behind Retro Recipes Kitchen, the online video series where he cooks up the good, the bad, and the weird from vintage cookbooks. His videos can be found on TikTok, Instagram, and Y…

Starting a Pop-Up Restaurant with Sam Fore of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites

Feb. 8, 2023

On today’s show I have chef Sam Fore, the Sri Lankan-American chef and recipe developer who’s known for her wildly popular Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites pop-ups. She was recently honored by The James Beard Foundation Awards as a …

Recent Blog Posts

the dangers of free work for personal chefs

Avoid the dangers of free work for personal chefs. Find out why free work is not an effective way to attract paying customers.