Episodes

The Litrell Show - with Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

March 18, 2020

From Jason Littrell: It's a tough pill to swallow, but we're not going to be dining the way we used to in ten years. It's chefs like Chris Spear from Perfect Little Bites and Chefs without Restaurants who are going to surfac…

Self Care for the Service Industry - A Conversation with Chef Sarah Acconcia

March 10, 2020

On this episode we have chef Sarah Acconcia . Sarah is currently employed as an in-home personal chef for a professional athlete, and is also the owner of Juniper Culinary Apothecary . Prior to that, Sarah spent many years …

We Hear You, Can You Hear Us? A Mini-Sode on Audio Quality

March 6, 2020

This is a mini episode, if you can even call it that. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our listeners...especially those who have stuck with us as we work to continually improve the show. We were new to podcasting, a…

Matt Finarelli - Washington D.C. Area In-Home Culinary Instructor and Personal Chef

March 4, 2020

On this episode we have chef Matt Finarelli . He is an in-home culinary instructor and personal chef in the Washington DC area. Matt has also published a cookbook called Beyond the Red Sauce . In this episode: · We d…

Chef Cat of Just Call Me Chef on Pop-Ups, Collaborations and the Personal Chef Business

Feb. 26, 2020

On this episode we have chef Cat. She is a personal chef in Baltimore, MD, the founder of the organization Just Call Me Chef , and is a board member for The Food Project . In this episode: · The personal chef industr…

On Writing Cookbooks and Making Pie - A Conversation with Author and Recipe Developer Cathy Barrow

Feb. 18, 2020

On this episode we have Cathy Barrow. Cathy is a food writer, cooking teacher and pie maker. Barrow writes the “BRING IT” column in the Washington Post’s Food section . She has written for the New York Times , Garden and Gun…

The Patreon Mini-Sode and Funding Our Organization

Feb. 15, 2020

This is what we’re calling The Patreon Mini-sode. We hope everyone loves what we’re doing with both the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, and organization. We want to keep the organization free for as long as possible, to …

Contract Foodservice, High-Volume Cooking and Culinary School - A Discussion with Chef Dan Doyle

Feb. 11, 2020

On this episode we have chef Dan Doyle. Dan is currently a regional chef with Legends Hospitality , and works with Live Nation. In this episode: · Contract foodservice · High-volume cooking · The pric…

Filipino Cooking and the Calasag Pop-up - with Dylan Ubaldo (Toyomansi)

Feb. 4, 2020

On this episode we have Dylan Ubaldo, a chef, musician, audio engineer and event organizer based in Baltimore, MD. He started the Calasag pop-up to bring Filipino, and Filipino-American food to the area, especially in conjun…

Mexican Cooking and Funding a Restaurant - A Conversation with DC Chef Christian Irabién of Amparo Fondita and Muchas Gracias

Jan. 27, 2020

On this episode we have chef Christian Irabién . Originally from Mexico, Christian began his culinary career working at his grandparents’ restaurant in El Paso. Over the years he strayed away from working in restaurants, but…

Using Food as a Tool for Social Design - with Chef Krystal Mack

Jan. 20, 2020

On this episode we have Krystal Mack . She is a culinary artist, creative consultant, entrepreneur, writer, self-taught baker, and activist who uses food as a vehicle for storytelling, cultural exchange, and community buildi…

Chef Jeremy Umansky on Koji and Miso

Jan. 15, 2020

This week we have a special throwback mini-episode. In 2018 I had the opportunity to attend the StarChefs Congress in NYC. One of the workshops was on koji and miso with Jeremy Umansky of Larder in Cleveland, Ohio. I was sup…

Seasonal Cooking and Local Sourcing with Jake Cline and Matt Tilman of Hometown Harvest Kitchen and Food Truck

Jan. 13, 2020

On this episode we have Jake Cline and Matt Tilman of Hometown Harvest restaurant and food truck in Frederick, Maryland. In this episode: · Local sourcing and seasonal cooking · The cost of “farm to table” · …

From Haiti to The White House - with Chef Sebastien (KuisineKing)

Jan. 6, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Chef Sebastien ( Kuisine King ), a Washington DC area chef. In this episode: · Cooking at The White House · Thoughts on going to culinary school · Working at The Chee…

Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Brand Building and Community - A Discussion with Chef Marc O'Neil

Dec. 30, 2019

Chef Marc O’Neil discovered his love of cooking at the age of 5 when his brother taught him how to cook bacon. He eventually starting working in kitchens, from Burger King to The Westin at BWI. Now he has his own business, f…

From Cooking at The Cheesecake Factory, to Working For the Voltaggio Brothers - with Chef Lo

Dec. 27, 2019

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Personal Chef Dre (Urbanchef31) on Building a Business, Leveraging Connections and Not Burning Bridges

Dec. 23, 2019

In this episode we talk with chef Dre (UrbanChef31) of Urban Taste, a personal chef and meal prep business in the Washington DC area. We discuss building a business from scratch, leveraging your connections, not burning brid…

Talking Meal Prep and Private Dinners with Washington DC Personal Chefs

Dec. 21, 2019

This is a mini episode that dives into some of the specifics of doing weekly meal prep for customers. Unlike special events which can be sporadic, meal prep can be a consistent revenue stream that keeps a personal chef busin…

The Bouffista Experience - A Conversation with Caterer and Personal Chef Kizi

Dec. 17, 2019

Chef Kizi is the owner of Bouffista’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering business based out of Frederick, Maryland. She was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa), with parents from Sierra Leone (West Afr…

People in the Food and Beverage Industry to Follow on Instagram

Dec. 13, 2019

This is a mini episode where we mostly share some of our favorite people to follow on Instagram. The guests for this episode we Jerrod Cline of Bub-B-Que and chef Kizi of Bouffista catering We’re not going to spoil all of ou…

BBQ Talk with Jerrod Cline of Bub-B-Que Food Truck

Dec. 10, 2019

Jerrod Cline is the owner, and all-around BBQ guy, of Bub-B-Que, a BBQ food truck based out of Frederick, Maryland. In this episode: · Lots of talk about BBQ · The dynamic of working with the local wineries a…

Food Festivals and Working For Free with Chef Thomas O'Hara

Dec. 2, 2019

Thomas O’Hara is currently the breakfast chef at the Hillbrook Inn in Charlestown, WV. He started his cooking career at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, MD, and has continued at restaurants such as AYSE Meze Lounge in F…

Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Chefs and Food Lovers

Nov. 27, 2019

In this mini-episode, we drop our holiday gift ideas. Whether you're going to be shopping for chefs, home cooks or serious food enthusiasts, we have some ideas for great gifts. Chefs Chris, Andrew and Thomas talk about their…

The First Official Chefs Without Restaurants Episode

Nov. 25, 2019

This is the first official episode of the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast. On this episode Chris Spear (Perfect Little Bites) and Andrew Wilkinson (Pizza Llama) interview each other, trying to keep to the format that they'…