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.
    Learn About Butchering and Charcuterie with Matt Levere
    1:06:06
  2. 2.
    Talking About Vinegar and Miso with Sarah and Isaiah of Keepwell Vinegar and White Rose Miso
    1:03:28
  3. 3.
    Learn About Eating Insects with Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs
    1:01:26
  4. 4.
    The Uncertainty Mindset with Author and Professor Vaughn Tan
    58:29
  5. 5.
    Learn About Koji and Miso with Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih of Koji Alchemy
    1:22:49
  6. 6.
    Laurie Boucher of Baltimore Home Cook - Pasta Making and Cooking Classes, and Growing a Following Through Instagram
    51:20
  7. 7.
    Philadelphia Chef Jennifer Zavala on Birria Tacos, Food Media, Her Top Chef Experience and the Juana Tamale Pop-Up
    1:02:38
  8. 8.
    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
  1. 9.
    Pastry Chef and Author Lisa Donovan Talks About Writing Her Memoir, the Restaurant Industry and Chess Pie
    58:20
  2. 10.
    Chef Christina Pirello - Beating Terminal Leukemia Through Diet and Lifestyle, and Building the Christina Cooks Brand
    59:01
  3. 11.
    Pastry Chef Bria Taylor of Killa Cakes on Big Flavors, Being a Self-Taught Baker and Starting a Business
    58:28
  4. 12.
    Chef and Culinary Instructor April DuBose – Teaching, Nostalgia and the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship
    48:38
  5. 13.
    Research Chef Shola Olunloyo of Studio Kitchen - Cultural Appropriation, Staging and Cooking Nigerian Food at The Stone Barnes Center
    45:06
  6. 14.
    The Cooking Gene- A Discussion with Culinary Historian, Food Writer and Historical Interpreter Michael Twitty
    59:14
  7. 15.
    The Season 2 Trailer for The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast
    10:35
  8. 16.
    Chef Charles Hunter III on Using Social Media and a Blog to Launch His Personal Chef Business
    59:11
  9. 17.
    Pastry Chef Ryan Dumapit - When Passion Doesn't Pay The Bills
    57:27
  10. 18.
    Chef Alex Smith - In Pursuit of Better BBQ
    53:29
  11. 19.
    Pastry Chef Monica Glass on Exploring Opportunities Outside of Restaurants
    36:38
  12. 20.
    Caterer Sam Hefter Brings the Taco Party to the People
    1:07:22
  13. 21.
    A Discussion with Chef and Food Writer Amethyst Ganaway
    1:09:22
  14. 22.
    On the Farm - A Discussion with Photographer Aliza Eliazarov About Heritage Breed Animals and Their Portraits
    56:15
  15. 23.
    Vietnamese-American Chef Tu David Phu Talks About His Upbringing, His E-Commerce Food Store, and What Community Means to Him
    1:03:42
  16. 24.
    A Conversation with Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik of Lionheart Confections
    1:05:38
  17. 25.
    Mr. Bake - Talking About Sweets, Cooking on TV and Representation in the Food Media
    1:04:02
  18. 26.
    25 Years at Crook's Corner Restaurant - A Conversation with Chef Bill Smith
    42:51
  19. 27.
    Discussing the State of the Catering and Personal Chef Industries with Chef Brendon Hudson of Liliahna Catering
    48:49
  20. 28.
    Chef Kimberly Schaub Discusses Being a Research and Development Chef, and Kitchen Culture
    58:48
  21. 29.
    Charging For Your Services, Content Creation and So Much More - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 2
    54:32
  22. 30.
    The Transition From Restaurant Cooking to the Personal Chef and Events Business - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 1
    1:05:16
  23. 31.
    Mike Tholis of Rendezvous Farm - Leaving the Chef World for The Farming Life
    47:55
  24. 32.
    Chef Matthew Jennings - Getting Healthy, Moving to Vermont and His New Job and Business Ventures
    49:29
  25. 33.
    Jensen Cummings of Best Served - Celebrating the Unsung Hospitality Heroes, Investing in Your Staff, and the Future of the Hospitality Industry
    47:51
  26. 34.
    Chef Jamie Simpson of The Chef's Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute - Adapting the Business, and Selling to the Home Consumer
    40:45
  27. 35.
    Line Cook Thoughts with Ray Delucci and Chris Spear - Starting a Personal Chef Business, Building a Community and Food Industry Issues
    53:17
  28. 36.
    Brandon Baltzley - Leaving the Restaurant Industry for a Career in Fitness and Nutrition
    45:14
  29. 37.
    Chef Kisha Washington - A Discussion About The Personal Chef Business, Her Platform For Chefs and a Culinary Non-Profit
    47:32
  30. 38.
    Hari Cameron of Grandpa Mac, and Chef Consultant at Arcobaleno - Talking Pasta, the Move to Fast Casual, and Content Creation
    55:47
  31. 39.
    Chef Carolyn Crow of Black Bunny Bakery - Baking Resources, Depart of Health Regulations, and a Discussion About Deliciousness
    54:07
  32. 40.
    Los Angeles Chef Christina Xenos of Sweet Greek Personal Chef Services
    44:21
  33. 41.
    PolyScience Chef and Marketing Coordinator David Pietranczyk on Modern Kitchen Equipment, Impostor Syndrome and Virtual Conferences
    1:04:59
  34. 42.
    Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale Discusses Ghost Kitchens, Culinary School, Cooking Competitions and Diversifying Your Business Portfolio
    1:01:45
  35. 43.
    Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters - Building His Coffee Business, and Lots of Coffee Talk
    47:26
  36. 44.
    Las Vegas Chef Phillip Dell - BBQ Competitions, Diversification and Building a Personal Brand
    54:47
  37. 45.
    The Challenges of Opening a Brewery, and the Impact of Covid-19 - A Discussion with Mathew Townsend of Jug Bridge Brewery
    39:17
  38. 46.
    Talking Sous Vide with Jason Logsdon and Mike LaCharite from The International Sous Vide Association
    56:05
  39. 47.
    The Cooking Priest - Father Leo Patalinghug on Hospitality and Connecting People Through Food
    47:16
  40. 48.
    Opening a Restaurant During the Covid-19 Pandemic - NC Chef Jeremy Law of SOCO Farm and Food
    1:00:54
  41. 49.
    My Healing Table - Chef Hanan Rasheed on Bringing Palestinians and Israelis Together Over Food
    39:39
  42. 50.
    Amira Alvarez of The Unstoppable Woman Discusses Setting Financial Goals
    1:05:39

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