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Chefs Without Restaurants

Chefs Without Restaurants

Here's a chef show about food and beverage entrepreneurs and people in the culinary world who took a different route. Chris Spear has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years, mostly outside of traditional restaurant settings. In 2010 he started a personal chef business called Perfect Little Bites. Wanting to help other culinary entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses, he created the Chefs Without Restaurants community. On the podcast of the same name, he has conversations with people in the food and beverage industry who also took the road less traveled. They’re caterers, research chefs, cookbook authors, food truck operators, farmers and all sorts of culinary renegades.

Recent Episodes

Advocating for a Better Foodservice Environment - Ray Delucci of Line Cook Thoughts

Oct. 19, 2021

This week my guest is Ray Delucci. He’s the founder of Line Cook Thoughts, a platform that shares the stories of food service workers. This is done through his website, social media, and podcast of the same name. Ray is an a…

Flavors Unknown with Emmanuel Laroche

Oct. 12, 2021

This week my guest is Emmanuel Laroche. Emmanuel has more than 20 years in the food ingredient industry, and is currently in charge of marketing for a company that manufactures flavors for food and beverage companies like U…

Restaurant Critic and Food Writer Hanna Raskin- The Food Section, and Not Reviewing Restaurants During the Pandemic

Oct. 5, 2021

This week my guest is Hanna Raskin. Hanna spent the past 8 years as food editor, and chief critic for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. During her time there, she was nominated for four James Beard Foundation awards, …

Farm to Table, Indian Cooking, and More Than Masala with Chef Keith Sarasin

Sept. 28, 2021

This week my guest is chef Keith Sarasin. With his business, The Farmers Dinner , Keith and other guest chefs bring a multi-course dinner out to the farms of New England. Keith also has a deep love and respect for Indian coo…

Culinary Education, Microgreens, Food Aversions and Unsung Heroes - with Personal Chef Steven Lash

Sept. 21, 2021

This week I have a short episode with chef Steven Lash , owner of Blue Duck personal chef service. If you haven't heard our full episode yet, you can go back and listen to Episode 107. I really enjoyed that one, and we recei…

Marketing That Works with Matt Plapp

Sept. 14, 2021

This week, my guest is Matt Plapp, CEO of America’s Best Restaurants. He’s a marketer, author, speaker, consultant, and business coach. He’s owned his own marketing firm since 2008, and since then he’s helped hundreds of co…