Episodes

April 7, 2020

Gettysburg Chef Josh Fidler on Cooking in a Smaller Market

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…
March 31, 2020

Anthony DiGiulian on Pasta, Italian Food and Home Cooking

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…
March 31, 2020

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

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…
March 24, 2020

Drew Pumphrey of The Smoking Swine BBQ and Smoked Meats Emporium

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…
March 18, 2020

The Litrell Show - with Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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…
March 10, 2020

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

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 …
March 6, 2020

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

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…
March 4, 2020

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

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…
Feb. 26, 2020

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

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…
Feb. 18, 2020

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

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…
Feb. 15, 2020

The Patreon Mini-Sode and Funding Our Organization

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 …
Feb. 11, 2020

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

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…
Feb. 4, 2020

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

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…
Jan. 27, 2020

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

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…
Jan. 20, 2020

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

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…
Jan. 15, 2020

Chef Jeremy Umansky on Koji and Miso

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…
Jan. 13, 2020

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

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” · …
Jan. 6, 2020

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

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…
Dec. 30, 2019

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

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…
Dec. 27, 2019

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

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Dec. 23, 2019

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

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…
Dec. 21, 2019

Talking Meal Prep and Private Dinners with Washington DC Personal Chefs

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…
Dec. 17, 2019

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

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…
Dec. 13, 2019

People in the Food and Beverage Industry to Follow on Instagram

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…