Episodes

Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale Discusses Ghost Kitchens, Culinary School, Cooking Competitions and Diversifying Your Business Portfolio

July 3, 2020

On this episode, we have Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale. Rich has a number of business ventures including Rosendale Collective, RC Culinary Lab, Rosendale Events, the Rosendale Online learning platform, and the Leesbur…

Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters - Building His Coffee Business, and Lots of Coffee Talk

June 30, 2020

On this episode, we have Jeff Givens, owner of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters. We talk about how he started his business, his successes and some challenges, including marketing. We dive into coffee talk, getting into brewing…

Las Vegas Chef Phillip Dell - BBQ Competitions, Diversification and Building a Personal Brand

June 26, 2020

On this episode, we have we have Las Vegas Chef Phillip Dell. Phillip is a personal chef, culinary instructor, BBQ competitor, Chopped Champion, consultant and even has his own BBQ sauce. We discuss how he’s diversified, and…

The Challenges of Opening a Brewery, and the Impact of Covid-19 - A Discussion with Mathew Townsend of Jug Bridge Brewery

June 22, 2020

On this episode, we have we have Mathew Townsend from Jug Bridge Brewery. Jug Bridge is one of the newer breweries in Frederick, Maryland. We discuss some of the ups and downs he’s experienced since opening, many of which ar…

Talking Sous Vide with Jason Logsdon and Mike LaCharite from The International Sous Vide Association

June 15, 2020

On this episode, we have we have Jason Logsdon and Mike LaCharite from The International Sous Vide Association. We discuss sous vide basics, how their organization was started, and their upcoming sous vide conference. There …

The Cooking Priest - Father Leo Patalinghug on Hospitality and Connecting People Through Food

June 9, 2020

On this episode, we have we have Father Leo Patalinghug, who’s known as ‘the cooking priest”. Father Leo is a Catholic priest, and the host and founder of Plating Grace, which is meant to strengthen families and communities …

Opening a Restaurant During the Covid-19 Pandemic - NC Chef Jeremy Law of SOCO Farm and Food

June 5, 2020

On this episode, we have chef Jeremy Law. Jeremy and his wife Kimberly run SOCO Farm & food. For the past 10 years, they’ve been operating SOCO on their farm in Wilson, North Carolina. They have decided to move SOCO to Green…

My Healing Table - Chef Hanan Rasheed on Bringing Palestinians and Israelis Together Over Food

May 29, 2020

Palestinian Chef Hanan Rasheed started My Healing Table to bring Palestinians and Israelis together around a communal table of food, hoping to find some common ground. Hear her tell her story. =========================== Han…

Amira Alvarez of The Unstoppable Woman Discusses Setting Financial Goals

May 26, 2020

On this episode, Chefs Without Restaurants founder Chris Spear speaks with Amira Alvarez of The Unstoppable Woman. Amira is our first podcast guest that’s not in the food and beverage industry. Her mission is to teach entrep…

From The Olive Garden to Hell's Kitchen - Chef Benjamin on Starting a Food Business During the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

On this episode, we speak with chef Benjamin from Dallas, Texas. Starting his culinary career at The Olive Garden in Montgomery, Alabama, Benjamin worked his way up the culinary ladder, from cooking on a cruise ship, to cook…

Food Sales Rep Jacob Pratt Discusses the Affect of Covid-19 on the Food Industry

May 18, 2020

On this episode, we speak with Jacob Pratt. Jacob is a sales rep with International Gourmet Foods. Prior to working there, he’s spent most of his career working in, and running, kitchens. We discuss the impact of Covid-19 on…

Story on the Pass - Telling the Back-Story of a Chef Through Their Recipes

May 11, 2020

On this episode, Chefs Without Restaurants founder Chris Spear speaks with Billy Trakas of Story on the Pass. Founded during the COVID-19 pandemic, Story on the Pass is aimed at revealing the backstory of a chef through a re…

Easy Cooking Tips for Families with Chef Chris of Perfect Little Bites

May 10, 2020

This episode is a little different than the other episodes. On this episode, chef Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites gives some easy cooking tips to a group of moms from a local MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group. They ha…

Chef Christian Blouin of Hootch & Banter Restaurant Talks Covid-19, Kitchen Culture and Culinary Inspiration

May 8, 2020

On this episode we have Christian Blouin , the executive chef of Hootch & Banter restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. Christian is the first restaurant chef we’ve had on the show. Obviously, we talk a lot about the impact of c…

Philadelphia Chef David Pollack and His Non-Profit Organization Cooking Without Kidneys

May 4, 2020

On this episode we have David Pollack, a chef in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. After experiencing kidney failure in 2003, and undergoing dialysis, David finally received a kidney transplant. Like all people with kid…

Andrew Wilkinson of Pizza Llama Talks About Adapting His Food Truck Business During Covid-19

May 1, 2020

On this episode we have Andrew Wilkinson from Pizza Llama . Most people know Andrew as the cohost of this podcast. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew has taken a temporary leave from the podcast, as he’s focusing on his bu…

Rachel Armistead from The Sweet Farm Talks About Changing Her Business Due to Covid-19

April 27, 2020

On this episode we have Rachel Armistead from The Sweet Farm . Many people know The Sweet Farm from their fermented products such as sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and ginger beer. They were the first business licensed to sell …

Baker Katrice Scott of Two Sweet Bakery Talks About Her Cookie Business

April 20, 2020

On this episode we have Katrice Scott. Katrice is one half of Two Sweet , the custom confections business she started in Frederick, Maryland with her twin sister Karin. On this episode: · Transitioning for baking at …

Chef Terence Tomlin's Road to Recovery After Suffering Two Strokes and Becoming Paralyzed

April 17, 2020

On this episode we have chef Terence Tomlin . He was the executive chef at the restaurant Hawthorne in Washington DC. In November 2017 he suffered two strokes while working at the restaurant, leaving the right side of his bo…

Distiller Mark Vierthaler of Tenth Ward Distilling Company

April 13, 2020

On this episode we have Mark A. Vierthaler . Mark is the head distiller at Tenth Ward Distilling Company in Frederick, Maryland. Some of the spirits they produce are a genever style gin, absinthe nouvelle, caraway rye, and a…

Gettysburg Chef Josh Fidler on Cooking in a Smaller Market

April 7, 2020

On this episode we have chef Josh Fidler . Josh is a chef in the Gettysburg, Pa area. He was the chef and owner of Fidler & Co in Biglerville, and most recently consulted on the menu and kitchen at GearHouse Brewing Co in Ch…

Anthony DiGiulian on Pasta, Italian Food and Home Cooking

March 31, 2020

On this episode we have our good friend Anthony on the show. This episode is a little different. Our guest isn’t a professional chef, and doesn’t even work in a foodservice setting. He is a very serious home cook, who’s pass…

Continuing The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast During the Covid-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Things are changing every day during the Covid-19 global pandemic. We have decided to continue with our podcast, even if it means changing the format a little, and how we conduct the show. I have added some resources and lin…

Drew Pumphrey of The Smoking Swine BBQ and Smoked Meats Emporium

March 24, 2020

On this episode we have Drew Pumphrey. Drew is the owner of The Smoking Swine BBQ and smoked meats emporium. His food truck is based out of Baltimore, Maryland, and services the surrounding areas. He recently began working o…