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October 19, 2021

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

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 ad...

October 12, 2021

Flavors Unknown with Emmanuel Laroche

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 Un...

October 05, 2021

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

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, w...

September 28, 2021

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

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 cook...

September 21, 2021

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

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 receiv...

September 14, 2021

Marketing That Works with Matt Plapp

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 com...

September 07, 2021

Pastry Chef Erin Kanagy-Loux - Drawing Inspiration from Her Japanese, Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage

Over the last 20 years, Erin Kanagy-Loux has worked in various arms of the hospitality industry, most recently as the Executive Pastry Chef for Union Square Events, and Reynard at the Wythe Hotel. She’s a first-generation Jap...

August 31, 2021

Your Reputation is Everything - Success Tips for Personal Chefs with Steven Lash

This week my guest is chef Steven Lash. He’s the owner of Blue Duck personal chef service in Georgia. Steven’s food combines fine dining with local influences, inspired by his extensive travel, passion for the outdoors, and h...

August 23, 2021

25 Years of Victory Beer - A Discussion with Co-founder and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski

This week, my guest is Bill Covaleski. He’s the brewmaster and co-founder of Victory Brewing Company. This year, Bill and co-founder Ron Barchet are celebrating 25 years of Victory. As someone who has successfully built and ...

August 17, 2021

Ryan Peters on Leaving Restaurants to Focus on Content Creation and Pasta Making

This week my guest is Ryan Peters. Ryan has been cooking professionally for a number of years now, working in kitchens in Florida and Pittsburgh. Most recently he was working at Iron Born Pizza, focusing on their pasta progra...

August 10, 2021

Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with Chef & Attorney Chris Yates

This week I have chef and attorney Chris Yates. Chris occupies a unique space in the legal and hospitality industry. As a DC-based chef, Chris has worked for multiple Michelin-starred and James Beard Foundation recognized che...

August 03, 2021

How to Land Your Dream Cooking Gig

Where are the chefs who'd like to earn some extra money AND have an amazing experience? This week's podcast is for you. And please SHARE this. This is an amazing opportunity. This week my guest is chef Bob Aungst. This episod...

July 27, 2021

From Award-Winning Pastry Chef to Corporate Chef - Bill Corbett Talks About the Transition to Salesforce's Head of Culinary

This week my guest is Bill Corbett. Many people know him from his years working as a pastry chef with people like Sam Mason , Wylie Dufresne , Lincoln Carson , Michael Mina , and Daniel Patterson. But he left the world of pas...

July 20, 2021

Somdip Dey on Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Food Waste

This week's guest is Somdip Dey. He’s an embedded artificial intelligence scientist and engineer, turned entrepreneur, fighting a war against food waste. He’s the CEO of Nosh Technologies which provides mobile solutions to op...

July 13, 2021

Comedian and Actor Dan Ahdoot on Restaurants, Persian Cooking, His Food Podcast and Cobra Kai

For Episode 100 of the podcast, my guest is Dan Ahdoot . He’s a standup comic, actor, writer, producer, and podcast host. He’s a national headliner who’s a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, and is currently acting on Netfli...

July 06, 2021

The Joy Premium and How it Relates to Charging for Your Work - with Cook and Storyteller Jonathan Bardzik

This week my guest is Jonathan Bardzik. He’s a storyteller, cook, and author. He’s a performer, speaking and cooking for private and corporate audiences, creating customized experiences that build connection. He’s appeared wi...

June 29, 2021

Keys to Running a Successful Personal Chef Business - Earl Arnette III of Steez Catering

This week I speak with Earl Arnette III. He is the chef and owner of Steez Catering, a personal chef and catering business based out of Baltimore, Maryland. This is one of our “Meet a Member” episodes. You’ll learn about his...

June 22, 2021

Scaling Recipes, Romesco Sauce, and Old Bay in Crab Cakes - Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats part 2

This week, I have part two of my conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director at SeriousEats.com. I’ve been a big fan of both Serious Eats and The Food Lab for a while, and was really excited to talk to Daniel about h...

June 15, 2021

A Conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats - Part 1

On this week's podcast, I have part one of my conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director at SeriousEats.com. I’ve been a big fan of Serious Eats and The Food Lab for a while, and love the work that Daniel, Kenji , S...

June 08, 2021

Meet a Member - A Conversation with Personal Chef Jillian Fae

Jillian Fae believes her passion for cooking stems from the fact that she was born and raised in Southern California. The best climate conditions for growing the finest produce all year round and the diverse mix of cuisines h...

June 01, 2021

Connecting Chefs and Corporate Clients - Learn About the HUNGRY Platform From Founder Eman Pahlavani

On this week's podcast, I have Eman Pahlavani. He’s the founder and COO of HUNGRY, a digital platform that connects businesses with catering services provided by local chefs. The platform’s notable investors include Jay-Z, Ke...

May 25, 2021

A Discussion with Chef Thomas O'Gara - Vice President of Culinary at Tessemae's

On this week’s podcast, I have chef Thomas O’Gara. With more than 25 years of food and beverage experience, he’s spent most of his professional career working for Marriott. Last year Thomas started a new adventure as the vice...

May 18, 2021

Mike Lang - Food Photography for Weber Grills

On this week’s podcast, I have Mike Lang. Mike is not a chef, but he started a food blog called Another Pint Please. And while the name sounds like it would be focused on beer, it’s primarily focused on grilling. An amateur p...

May 11, 2021

Learn About the Personal Chef Business with Chef Matt Collins

On this week's podcast, we have Matt Collins. Born in Freehold, NJ, Matt has been cooking since he was a child. As a student of the culinary arts program at Freehold High School, he excelled and ran the cafe at 16 years old. ...