The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 67 Mr. Bake – Talking About Sweets, Cooking on TV and Representation in the Food Media

This week have Kareem Queeman, better known as Mr. Bake. He’s the owner and operator of Mr. Bake Sweets, a small dessert studio located in Largo, MD. He’s been baking for 20+ years. 

In the years that Mr. Bake Sweets has operated, he's done a few television appearances on Food Network, Fox, ABC, and Discovery Family. He's also a 2020 Business of Pride honoree by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Bake prides himself on diversity, inclusivity, community outreach and always making the world a better place, one cake at a time. 

We discuss: 

·         how he got onto cooking TV shows 

·         representation, especially for chefs of color, and those in the LGBTQ community

·         branding

·         taking your business to the next level

·         baking with cake mixes and using scales

·         so much more…

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This week have Kareem Queeman, better known as Mr. Bake. He’s the owner and operator of Mr. Bake Sweets, a small dessert studio located in Largo, MD. He’s been baking for 20+ years. 

In the years that Mr. Bake Sweets has operated, he’s done a few television appearances on Food Network, Fox, ABC, and Discovery Family. He’s also a 2020 Business of Pride honoree by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Bake prides himself on diversity, inclusivity, community outreach and always making the world a better place, one cake at a time. 

We discuss: 

·         how he got onto cooking TV shows 

·         representation, especially for chefs of color, and those in the LGBTQ community

·         branding

·         taking your business to the next level

·         baking with cake mixes and using scales

·         so much more…


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Mr. Bake

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Mr. Bake’s Instagram 

Mr. Bake’s Website 

Mr. Bake’s YouTube 

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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 66 25 Years at Crook’s Corner Restaurant – A Conversation with Chef Bill Smith

chef bill smith of crook's corner restaurant in chapel hill, nc

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On the show this week, I have chef Bill Smith. Bill was the chef at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for 25 years, before retiring in January 2019. I wanted to talk to Bill about his time working at Crook’s Corner, and what he plans to do now that he’s retired. Bill’s always been an activist. Many of his employees at the restaurant were from Mexico, and have become like family to Bill. He’s been talking about immigration, and trying to find ways to support those former employees. Mexico has become one of his favorite places to travel to.

We also talk about food. From his Atlantic Beach Pie, to the famous Shrimp & Grits that Crook’s Corner helped put on the map. Bill has authored two cookbooks, been nominated for a number of James Beard awards (and won one), and was the owner of the Cat’s Cradle music venue.

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Bill Smith

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Bill’s Instagram

The Crook’s Corner Website

Read more about Bill here

Bill’s cookbook Seafood in the South

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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 65 Discussing the State of the Catering and Personal Chef Industries with Chef Brendon Hudson of Liliahna Catering

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 65 Discussing the State of the Catering and Personal Chef Industries with Chef Brendon Hudson of Liliahna Catering

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On the podcast this week I have chef Brendon Hudson. He’s owner and chef of Liliahna catering company. Brendon was recently voted Best Chef by Baltimore Magazine’s readers poll.

We discuss the state of the catering and personal chef business, the rise of the micro-wedding, the Thumbtack platform and more.

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Brendon Hudson

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Liliahna’s Instagram 

Liliahna’s Facebook Page 

The Liliahna Website 

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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 64 Chef Kimberly Schaub Discusses Being a Research and Development Chef, and Kitchen Culture

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On the podcast this week I have chef Kimberly Schaub. She’s spent much of her culinary career in the research and development field, working for companies like Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Bulletproof 360. She also spent some time with the Modernist Cuisine team, and contributed to their book Modernist Cuisine at Home. Currently, she’s doing business development for Griffith Foods. She also has a website, and podcast, called Peas on Moss.

We discuss:

·                  Getting into the culinary R&D field

·                  Knowing when it’s time to move on

·                  Growing your staff

·                  The “yes chef” mentality

·                  and much more

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Kimberly Schaub

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Kimberly’s Instagram 

Kimberly’s Twitter  

Peas on Moss Facebook Page 

The Peas on Moss Podcast 

The Peas on Moss Website 

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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 63 Charging For Your Services, Content Creation and So Much More – A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 2

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 63 Charging For Your Services, Content Creation and So Much More - A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 2

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This is part 2 of a discussion I had with chef Justin Khanna. If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, I suggest listening to it first, as this episode jumps right into the middle of our discussion. Justin is the co-founder of Voyager’s Table, a bespoke event production company. He’s also the host of The Emulsion podcast, and has a YouTube channel that has more than 20,000 subscribers.  Justin spent a number of years working in, and staging in, some of the best restaurants in the world including Per Se, Grace, Noma and Frantzen. This is part one of our interview. Part two will be released next. We discuss:

·                  The transition from restaurant cooking, to the personal chef & event business. 

·                  Staging

·                  Content creation, podcasts & YouTube

·                  Best practices from the world’s best chefs

·                  Pop-ups

·                  Charging for your services

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Justin Khanna
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Justin’s Instagram 

Justin’s Twitter  

Justin’s Facebook Page 

Justin’s YouTube 

The Emulsion Podcast 

Justin’s Website 

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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four