Chefs Without Restaurants

By Chris Spear

Here's a chef show about food and beverage entrepreneurs and people in the culinary world who took a different route. Chris Spear has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years, mostly outside of traditional restaurant settings. In 2010 he started a personal chef business called Perfect Little Bites. Wanting to help other culinary entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses, he created the Chefs Without Restaurants community. On the podcast of the same name, he has conversations with people in the food and beverage industry who also took the road less traveled. They’re caterers, research chefs, cookbook authors, food truck operators, farmers and all sorts of culinary renegades.

  1. 1.
    Farm to Table, Indian Cooking, and More Than Masala with Chef Keith Sarasin
    1:09:47
  2. 2.
    Culinary Education, Microgreens, Food Aversions and Unsung Heroes - with Personal Chef Steven Lash
    15:34
  3. 3.
    Marketing That Works with Matt Plapp
    46:49
  4. 4.
    Pastry Chef Erin Kanagy-Loux - Drawing Inspiration from Her Japanese, Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage
    49:38
  5. 5.
    Your Reputation is Everything - Success Tips for Personal Chefs with Steven Lash
    59:00
  6. 6.
    25 Years of Victory Beer - A Discussion with Co-founder and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski
    59:21
  7. 7.
    Ryan Peters on Leaving Restaurants to Focus on Content Creation and Pasta Making
    48:40
  8. 8.
    Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with Chef & Attorney Chris Yates
    43:09
  1. 9.
    How to Land Your Dream Cooking Gig
    19:03
  2. 10.
    From Award-Winning Pastry Chef to Corporate Chef - Bill Corbett Talks About the Transition to Salesforce's Head of Culinary
    56:37
  3. 11.
    Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Food Waste with Somdip Dey
    43:52
  4. 12.
    Comedian and Actor Dan Ahdoot on Restaurants, Persian Cooking, His Food Podcast and Cobra Kai
    54:33
  5. 13.
    The Joy Premium and How it Relates to Charging for Your Work - with Cook and Storyteller Jonathan Bardzik
    58:19
  6. 14.
    Keys to Running a Successful Personal Chef Business - Earl Arnette III of Steez Catering
    19:29
  7. 15.
    Scaling Recipes, Romesco Sauce, and Old Bay in Crab Cakes - Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats part 2
    47:06
  8. 16.
    A Conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats - Part 1
    1:02:39
  9. 17.
    A Conversation with Personal Chef Jillian Fae
    15:47
  10. 18.
    Connecting Chefs and Corporate Clients - Learn About the HUNGRY Platform From Founder Eman Pahlavani
    34:59
  11. 19.
    A Discussion with Chef Thomas O'Gara - Vice President of Culinary at Tessemae's
    48:49
  12. 20.
    Mike Lang - Food Photography for Weber Grills
    48:32
  13. 21.
    Learn About the Personal Chef Business with Chef Matt Collins
    1:18:42
  14. 22.
    Learn About Butchering and Charcuterie with Matt Levere
    1:06:06
  15. 23.
    Talking About Vinegar and Miso with Sarah and Isaiah of Keepwell Vinegar and White Rose Miso
    1:03:28
  16. 24.
    Learn About Eating Insects with Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs
    1:01:26
  17. 25.
    The Uncertainty Mindset with Author and Professor Vaughn Tan
    58:29
  18. 26.
    Learn About Koji and Miso with Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih of Koji Alchemy
    1:22:49
  19. 27.
    Pasta Making, Cooking Classes, and Growing a Following Through Instagram with Laurie Boucher of Baltimore Home Cook
    51:20
  20. 28.
    Philadelphia Chef Jennifer Zavala on Birria Tacos, Food Media, Her Top Chef Experience and the Juana Tamale Pop-Up
    1:02:38
  21. 29.
    From NFL Cheerleader to Pop-Up Chef - Masako Morishita Brings Japanese Comfort Food to Washington D.C. with Her Pop-Up Restaurant Otabe
    44:12
  22. 30.
    Pastry Chef and Author Lisa Donovan Talks About Writing Her Memoir, the Restaurant Industry and Chess Pie
    58:20
  23. 31.
    Chef Christina Pirello - Beating Terminal Leukemia Through Diet and Lifestyle, and Building the Christina Cooks Brand
    59:01
  24. 32.
    Pastry Chef Bria Taylor of Killa Cakes on Big Flavors, Being a Self-Taught Baker and Starting a Business
    58:28
  25. 33.
    Chef and Culinary Instructor April DuBose – Teaching, Nostalgia and the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship
    48:38
  26. 34.
    Research Chef Shola Olunloyo of Studio Kitchen - Cultural Appropriation, Staging and Cooking Nigerian Food at The Stone Barnes Center
    45:06
  27. 35.
    The Cooking Gene- A Discussion with Culinary Historian, Food Writer and Historical Interpreter Michael Twitty
    59:14
  28. 36.
    The Season 2 Trailer for The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast
    10:35
  29. 37.
    Chef Charles Hunter III on Using Social Media and a Blog to Launch His Personal Chef Business
    59:11
  30. 38.
    Pastry Chef Ryan Dumapit - When Passion Doesn't Pay The Bills
    57:27
  31. 39.
    Chef Alex Smith - In Pursuit of Better BBQ
    53:29
  32. 40.
    Pastry Chef Monica Glass on Exploring Opportunities Outside of Restaurants
    36:38
  33. 41.
    Caterer Sam Hefter Brings the Taco Party to the People
    1:07:22
  34. 42.
    A Discussion with Chef and Food Writer Amethyst Ganaway
    1:09:22
  35. 43.
    On the Farm - A Discussion with Photographer Aliza Eliazarov About Heritage Breed Animals and Their Portraits
    56:15
  36. 44.
    Vietnamese-American Chef Tu David Phu Talks About His Upbringing, His E-Commerce Food Store, and What Community Means to Him
    1:03:42
  37. 45.
    A Conversation with Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik of Lionheart Confections
    1:05:38
  38. 46.
    Mr. Bake - Talking About Sweets, Cooking on TV and Representation in the Food Media
    1:04:02
  39. 47.
    25 Years at Crook's Corner Restaurant - A Conversation with Chef Bill Smith
    42:51
  40. 48.
    Discussing the State of the Catering and Personal Chef Industries with Chef Brendon Hudson of Liliahna Catering
    48:49
  41. 49.
    Chef Kimberly Schaub Discusses Being a Research and Development Chef, and Kitchen Culture
    58:48
  42. 50.
    Charging For Your Services, Content Creation and So Much More - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 2
    54:32

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