The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Stories and Advice From Personal Chefs, Food Truck Owners and Hospitality Veterans

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.
    Pastry Chef Bria Taylor of Killa Cakes on Big Flavors, Being a Self-Taught Baker and Starting a Business
  2. 2.
    Chef and Culinary Instructor April DuBose – Teaching, Nostalgia and the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship
  3. 3.
    Research Chef Shola Olunyolo of Studio Kitchen - Cultural Appropriation, Staging and Cooking Nigerian Food at The Stone Barnes Center
  4. 4.
    The Cooking Gene- A Discussion with Culinary Historian, Food Writer and Historical Interpreter Michael Twitty
  5. 5.
    The Season 2 Trailer for The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast
  6. 6.
    Chef Charles Hunter III on Using Social Media and a Blog to Launch His Personal Chef Business
  7. 7.
    Ryan Dumapit - When Passion Doesn't Pay The Bills
  8. 8.
    Chef Alex Smith - In Pursuit of Better BBQ
  1. 9.
    Pastry Chef Monica Glass on Exploring Opportunities Outside of Restaurants
  2. 10.
    Caterer Sam Hefter Brings the Taco Party to the People
  3. 11.
    A Discussion with Chef and Food Writer Amethyst Ganaway
  4. 12.
    On the Farm - A Discussion with Aliza Eliazarov About Heritage Breed Animals and Their Portraits
  5. 13.
    Vietnamese-American Chef Tu David Phu Talks About His Upbringing, His E-Commerce Food Store, and What Community Means to Him
  6. 14.
    A Conversation with Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik of Lionheart Confections
  7. 15.
    Mr. Bake - Talking About Sweets, Cooking on TV and Representation in the Food Media
  8. 16.
    25 Years at Crook's Corner Restaurant - A Conversation with Chef Bill Smith
  9. 17.
    Discussing the State of the Catering and Personal Chef Industries with Chef Brendon Hudson of Liliahna Catering
  10. 18.
    Chef Kimberly Schaub Discusses Being a Research and Development Chef, and Kitchen Culture
  11. 19.
    Charging For Your Services, Content Creation and So Much More - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 2
  12. 20.
    The Transition From Restaurant Cooking to the Personal Chef and Events Business - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 1
  13. 21.
    Mike Tholis of Rendezvous Farm - Leaving the Chef World for The Farming Life
  14. 22.
    Matthew Jennings - Getting Healthy, Moving to Vermont and His New Job and Business Ventures
  15. 23.
    Jensen Cummings of Best Served - Celebrating the Unsung Hospitality Heroes, Investing in Your Staff, and the Future of the Hospitality Industry
  16. 24.
    Chef Jamie Simpson of The Chef's Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute - Adapting the Business, and Selling to the Home Consumer
  17. 25.
    Line Cook Thoughts with Ray Delucci and Chris Spear - Starting a Personal Chef Business, Building a Community and Food Industry Issues
  18. 26.
    Brandon Baltzley - Leaving the Restaurant Industry for a Career in Fitness and Nutrition
  19. 27.
    Chef Kisha Washington - A Discussion About The Personal Chef Business, Her Platform For Chefs and a Culinary Non-Profit
  20. 28.
    Hari Cameron of Grandpa Mac, and Chef Consultant at Arcobaleno - Talking Pasta, the Move to Fast Casual, and Content Creation
  21. 29.
    Chef Carolyn Crow of Black Bunny Bakery - Baking Resources, Depart of Health Regulations, and a Discussion About Deliciousness
  22. 30.
    Los Angeles Chef Christina Xenos of Sweet Greek Personal Chef Services
  23. 31.
    PolyScience Chef and Marketing Coordinator David Pietranczyk on Modern Kitchen Equipment, Impostor Syndrome and Virtual Conferences
  24. 32.
    Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale Discusses Ghost Kitchens, Culinary School, Cooking Competitions and Diversifying Your Business Portfolio
  25. 33.
    Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters - Building His Coffee Business, and Lots of Coffee Talk
  26. 34.
    Las Vegas Chef Phillip Dell - BBQ Competitions, Diversification and Building a Personal Brand
  27. 35.
    The Challenges of Opening a Brewery, and the Impact of Covid-19 - A Discussion with Mathew Townsend of Jug Bridge Brewery
  28. 36.
    Talking Sous Vide with Jason Logsdon and Mike LaCharite from The International Sous Vide Association
  29. 37.
    The Cooking Priest - Father Leo Patalinghug on Hospitality and Connecting People Through Food
  30. 38.
    Opening a Restaurant During the Covid-19 Pandemic - NC Chef Jeremy Law of SOCO Farm and Food
  31. 39.
    My Healing Table - Chef Hanan Rasheed on Bringing Palestinians and Israelis Together Over Food
  32. 40.
    Amira Alvarez of The Unstoppable Woman Discusses Setting Financial Goals
  33. 41.
    From The Olive Garden to Hell's Kitchen - Chef Benjamin on Starting a Food Business During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  34. 42.
    Jacob Pratt Discusses the Affect of Covid-19 on the Food Industry
  35. 43.
    Story on the Pass - Telling the Back-Story of a Chef Through Their Recipes
  36. 44.
    Easy Cooking Tips for Families with Chef Chris of Perfect Little Bites
  37. 45.
    Chef Christian Blouin of Hootch & Banter Restaurant Talks Covid-19, Kitchen Culture and Culinary Inspiration
  38. 46.
    Philadelphia Chef David Pollack and His Non-Profit Organization Cooking Without Kidneys
  39. 47.
    Andrew Wilkinson of Pizza Llama Talks About Adapting His Business During Covid-19
  40. 48.
    Rachel Armistead from The Sweet Farm Talks About Changing Her Business Due to Covid-19
  41. 49.
    Katrice Scott of Two Sweet Bakery
  42. 50.
    Chef Terence Tomlin's Road to Recovery After Suffering Two Strokes and Becoming Paralyzed

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