Episodes

Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Food Waste with Somdip Dey

July 20, 2021

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 o…

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

July 13, 2021

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 Netfl…

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

July 6, 2021

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 w…

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

June 29, 2021

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 hi…

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

June 22, 2021

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 …

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

June 15, 2021

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

A Conversation with Personal Chef Jillian Fae

June 8, 2021

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 …

Guest: Jillian Fae

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

June 1, 2021

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, K…

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

May 25, 2021

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 vic…

Mike Lang - Food Photography for Weber Grills

May 18, 2021

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 …

Learn About the Personal Chef Business with Chef Matt Collins

May 11, 2021

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.…

Learn About Butchering and Charcuterie with Matt Levere

May 4, 2021

Matt Levere has been a butcher since 2009, after completing an apprenticeship at the University of Arizona Meat Science and Agricultural Lab in Tucson, Arizona. He spent 40 hours per week for six months learning not only how…

Talking About Vinegar and Miso with Sarah and Isaiah of Keepwell Vinegar and White Rose Miso

April 27, 2021

Sarah Conezio & Isaiah Billington are the founders of Keepwell Vinegar & White Rose Miso. Their companies use fermentation to support the entire picture of local agriculture: fruits, vegetables, grains, seasonal summer gluts…

Learn About Eating Insects with Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs

April 20, 2021

Do you want to learn about eating insects? On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast we have Joseph Yoon. He’s the executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, as well as the chef/owner of Yummy Eats and Dinner Echo. Joseph v…

The Uncertainty Mindset with Author and Professor Vaughn Tan

April 13, 2021

This week on the Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast, we have Vaughn Tan. Vaughn is a strategy consultant, professor at University College London, and author of The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers o…

Learn About Koji and Miso with Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih of Koji Alchemy

April 6, 2021

This week on the Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast, we have chef Jeremy Umansky of Larder delicatessen and bakery in Cleveland, Ohio, and Rich Shih, the man behind the website and social media accounts OurCookQuest. If you’v…

Pasta Making, Cooking Classes, and Growing a Following Through Instagram with Laurie Boucher of Baltimore Home Cook

March 30, 2021

On this week’s podcast, I speak with Laurie Boucher. Laurie is a self-described attorney turned pasta-preneur, and is the woman behind the Instagram account @BaltimoreHomeCook. We discuss how she got into pasta-making, and h…

Philadelphia Chef Jennifer Zavala on Birria Tacos, Food Media, Her Top Chef Experience and the Juana Tamale Pop-Up

March 23, 2021

On this week’s show, I speak with Jennifer Zavala. Jennifer is a chef in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is currently doing a pop-up called Juana Tamale out of Underground Arts. We talk about a wide range of topics including…

From NFL Cheerleader to Pop-Up Chef - Masako Morishita Brings Japanese Comfort Food to Washington D.C. with Her Pop-Up Restaurant Otabe

March 16, 2021

On this week’s show, I speak with Masako Morishita. Originally from Kobe, Japan, Masako’s family has owned and operated a bar and restaurant there for 90 years, and food has always been a part of her life, though she never w…

Pastry Chef and Author Lisa Donovan Talks About Writing Her Memoir, the Restaurant Industry and Chess Pie

March 9, 2021

On this week’s show, I speak with Lisa Donovan. She’s a pastry chef and James Beard award winning writer. She’s helmed the pastry kitchens of some of the most important restaurants in the country, including Husk in Nashville…

Chef Christina Pirello - Beating Terminal Leukemia Through Diet and Lifestyle, and Building the Christina Cooks Brand

March 2, 2021

On the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast this week I have chef Christina Pirello of Christina Cooks. After already losing her mother to cancer, Christina was diagnosed with terminal leukemia in her mid-20’s. Not wanting to u…

Pastry Chef Bria Taylor of Killa Cakes on Big Flavors, Being a Self-Taught Baker and Starting a Business

Feb. 23, 2021

On the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast this week I have pastry chef Bria Taylor. She’s the owner of Killa Cakes, a Washington D.C. area cake business. Trained in graphic arts, Bria has no formal training in baking. In fact…

Chef and Culinary Instructor April DuBose – Teaching, Nostalgia and the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

Feb. 16, 2021

On the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast this week I have chef and culinary instructor April DuBose. She’s currently the culinary director and instructor at Baltimore Outreach Services in Baltimore, Maryland, a nonprofit she…

Research Chef Shola Olunloyo of Studio Kitchen - Cultural Appropriation, Staging and Cooking Nigerian Food at The Stone Barnes Center

Feb. 9, 2021

This week I speak with Philadelphia chef Shola Olunloyo. Shola has carved out a creative niche in modern cooking instruction as a consulting chef. The Studiokitchen was created as a research and idea space to support his ma…