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

June 14, 2024

How to Market Your Business by Using Your Car as a Mobile Billboard

Today, I’m diving into a unique and cost-effective marketing strategy that has worked wonders for my personal chef business: using your vehicle as a mobile billboard. If you're a service-based business owner, you’ll want to …
June 6, 2024

Advice For Writing a Better Cookbook from All Under Heaven's Carolyn Phillips

In this mini-episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, host Chris Spear is joined by the acclaimed author Carolyn Phillips to discuss the art of writing a successful cookbook. Known for her works such as At the Chinese Table , A…
May 30, 2024

The Office’s Brian Baumgartner Spills the Beans on Chili and Barbecue

This week on Chefs Without Restaurants, I speak with Brian Baumgartner, the actor best known for his role as Kevin Malone on the TV show "The Office." Brian’s portrayal of Kevin provided countless laughs and unforgettable mo…
May 20, 2024

Cooking with Pat Lee: A Food Content Creator's Journey

In this episode, Chris Spear chats with Pat Lee, a food content creator and private chef from Delaware. Pat shares his journey from working in the financial industry to becoming a renowned food content creator during the COV…
May 1, 2024

Using Pizza to Raise Awareness and Money for Muscular Dystrophy with The Real Billy Z

This week my guest is Billy Zureikat, known online as The Real Billy Z. He's a home cook, baker and pizza-maker who's life took an unexpected turn. He went from an active lifestyle, playing basketball and working at ESPN rad…
April 19, 2024

Modernist Cuisine, Sustainability, Culinary Traditions and More with Nathan Myhrvold

This week my guest is Nathan Myhrvold of Modernist Cuisine. Nathan graduated high school and went to college at 14. He holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, as well as a master’s degree in mathematical e…

Recent Blog Posts

Why Doing Free Work as a Personal Chef is a Recipe for Disaster

On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast On this week’s podcast, I discuss the dangers of free work for personal chefs. As a personal chef, my business is centered around providing my clients with a restaurant-style experience i…