The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 72 Caterer Sam Hefter Brings the Taco Party to the People

chef sam hefter of hefter catering in kansas city

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On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, I speak with Sam Hefter, the chef and owner of Hefter Catering in  Kansas City. Sam’s catering business focuses on upscale taco bars. We talk about how he came up with that idea, and why he doesn’t think he’s going to expand beyond tacos. We get into the set up, overhead and profitability of his catering business, and also discuss doing tastings with clients.

Sam is very open about how he started, and continues to run his business, and would love for people to reach out to him if they have any questions about starting their own catering business. He can be reached by email at heftercatering@gmail.com, and all of his social media links can be found below.

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 71 A Discussion with Chef and Food Writer Amethyst Ganaway

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On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants podcast I have Amethyst Ganaway. She’s worked in the food business for more than 10 years, in both the front and back of the house. Besides being a chef, she also does food writing. You can find her work on her website Geechie Gordita, as well as in Food & WinePlateSerious EatsGarden & Gun and Eater

We discuss:

·       asking “why” in the kitchen

·       transferable skills and being well-rounded

·       food writing, and getting paid for your work

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Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 70 On the Farm – A Discussion with Aliza Eliazarov About Heritage Breed Animals and Their Portraits

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 70 On the Farm - A Discussion with Aliza Eliazarov About Heritage Breed Animals and Their Portraits

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On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants podcast I have renowned photographer Aliza Eliazarov. On November 17, she has a book coming out called On the Farm: Heritage & Heralded Animal Breeds in Portraits and Stories. The book invites us to take a closer look at the animal breeds taking center stage on sustainable farms and homesteads. It’s equal parts fine art and field guide. 

Passion for documenting issues surrounding food and farming has driven her work, and led to numerous projects, publications, exhibitions, and awards, most notably shooting cover stories for Modern Farmer magazine. 

She has a BS in natural resources management and engineering, a master’s degree in both creative arts in education and elementary education, and is a graduate of the photo journalism and documentary photography program at the International Center of Photography. 

We discuss:

·       her new book

·       her process for photographing farm animals

·       biodiversity and why heritage breeds are important

·       the pros of eating heritage breed animals over commercial breeds

·       animal domestication

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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 69 Vietnamese-American Chef Tu David Phu Talks About His Upbringing, His E-Commerce Food Store, and What Community Means to Him

chef Tu David Phu

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On the podcast this week, I have chef Tu David Phu. Tu is a first generation Vietnamese-American, born and raised in Oakland, California. You might know him from season 15 of the Bravo Tv show Top Chef. He’s also a San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star Chef. 

Tu uses the medium of food as a vessel for meaningful work like cooking with incarcerated men in San Quentin, and being a community ambassador in Oakland, working with Asian Health Services and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

We discuss his upbringing, and what life was like for his family, coming to the United States after enduring two wars. Tu dealt with food insecurity, struggled with identity, and experienced some confusion around the foods that he ate growing up. We talk about Vietnamese restaurants, how he got into cooking professionally, and touch on his experience on Top Chef.

You can find cooking tutorials on his website cheftu.com, and he’s also started an E-commerce shop called Tumami Spices where you can order kimchi, pho kits, Asian snacks, spice blends and more.

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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 68 A Conversation with Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik of Lionheart Confections

boston pastry chef kate holowchik of Lionheart confections

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This week I speak with pastry chef, and self-proclaimed culinary renegade Kate Holowchik. After working her way through some of Boston’s eclectic kitchens, she’s now finding her personal voice with the launch of Lionheart Confections. Her desserts are a mix of the refined, with a touch of nostalgia. 

We discuss:

empowering your staff
standing up for yourself
toxic work environments
food as intellectual property
pop-ups

and so much more

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Kate Holowchik and Lionheart Confections

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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