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

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