Brandon Baltzley – Leaving the Restaurant Industry for a Career in Fitness and Nutrition

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 56  Brandon Baltzley - Leaving the Restaurant Industry for a Career in Fitness and Nutrition

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On this podcast I have Brandon Baltzley. Brandon is the owner of Brandon Baltzley Fitness & Nutrition, as well as a personal trainer and wellness coach at Planet Fitness, and the co-owner of The Buffalo Jump restaurant on Cape Cod with his wife. Brandon is also a chef with more than 20 years in the restaurant business, which he left for good at the beginning of the year. Battling substance abuse and obesity, Brandon decided that for the sake of both his mental and physical health, he would need to leave the restaurant business to lead a health lifestyle. Now that he’s seen some personal success with fitness and nutrition, he wants to help others with their goals, especially those in the hospitality business. Besides health and wellness, we also discuss turning his pop-up The Buffalo Jump into a brick and mortar restaurant, the state of the restaurant industry and what a post-Covid industry might look like. 

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Brandon Baltzley

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Brandon’s Instagram 

The Buffalo Jump Instagram 

Brandon’s Twitter

Brandon’s Website 

The Buffalo Jump Website

The Buffalo Jump Facebook Page 

Brandon’s memoir Nine Lives

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

Chef Kisha Washington – A Discussion About The Personal Chef Business, Her Platform For Chefs and a Culinary Non-Profit

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On today’s podcast we have Kisha Washington. She is the executive Chef and Owner of 3 culinary industry businesses. The first is The Key Ingredient, which is a private dining and chef table experience. The second business is called The Kitchen Spectrum Collective, which is a platform for chefs. It’s a one stop shop for website building, branding, menu development and more. And the third culinary business is a non-profit organization called CookzCreed Foundation that provides scholarships and grants for culinary individuals, as well as mental health awareness resources and mentorship.

On the show we discuss:

pricing of personal chef dinners

landing gigs out of state

cultural appropriation, fusion and cooking food you love

managing workflow when you have multiple businesses

content creation and marketing

cooking competitions

setting up a non-profit and a board of directors

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Kisha Washington

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Kisha’s Instagram 

The Key Ingredient Website

The Key Ingredient Facebook Page 

The Kitchen Spectrum Instagram 

The Kitchen Spectrum Website

The Cookz Creed Foundation Instagram

The Cookz Creed Website

Some of her favorite resources and cookbooks are Half Baked Harvest, Jubilee, Jerusalem and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

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

Hari Cameron of Grandpa Mac, and Chef Consultant at Arcobaleno – Talking Pasta, the Move to Fast Casual, and Content Creation

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On this week’s podcast I speak with chef Hari Cameron. Hari is the chef consultant at Arcobaleno, as well as the chef partner at Grandpa Mac. I met Hari a few years ago when he was the chef and owner of a(MUSE.) restaurant in Rehoboth, Deleware, a restaurant that he closed on New Year’s Eve 2019.  We discuss the move from fine dining to fast casual, as well as his new position with Arcobaleno. Arcobaleno makes kitchen equipment, and have become known for their pasta extruders. Hari’s extensive use of these extruders is what led to his chef consultant job with them. We also talk about content creation and being a brand ambassador for a company, as well as his spirit collaboration with Dogfish Head.

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Hari Cameron

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The Grandpa Mac Facebook page 

Hari’s Instagram 

Grandpa Mac’s Instagram 

The Grandpa Mac Website 

Arcobaleno’s Instagram 

The Arcobaleno Website 

Some of his favorite culinary resources are: Art Culinaire Magazine and Michael Ruhlman’s book Ratio

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Check out our other website  https://chefswithoutrestaurants.org

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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)

Chef Carolyn Crow of Black Bunny Bakery – Baking Resources, Depart of Health Regulations, and a Discussion About Deliciousness

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On this week’s podcast we have chef Carolyn Crow. Carolyn is the owner of Black Bunny Bakery, as well as an event planner for the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland. We discuss how she’s been juggling event planning, programming cooking classes for Gaithersburg’s Casey Community Center, preparing baked goods for Black Bunny Bakery, and her new series of online cooking demos. We also talk about favorite desserts, baking resources, department of health regulations and if food should always be delicious 

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Carolyn Crow

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The Black Bunny Bakery Facebook page 

Check those pics on Instagram 

The Casey Community Center 

Some of her favorite culinary resources are: The King Arthur Flour websiteThe Convert-Me website and a good kitchen scale

We also discuss Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking. Watch her Ted Talk and check out her book

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Check out our other website  https://chefswithoutrestaurants.org

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Join the private Facebook group 

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Watch on YouTube 

Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

If you want to support the show, our Venmo name is ChefWoRestos and can be found at https://venmo.com/ChefWoRestos. If you enjoy the show, have every received a job through one of our referrals, have been a guest, been given complimentary Chefs Without Restaurants swag, or simply want to help, it would be much appreciated. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Intro and outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

Los Angeles Chef Christina Xenos of Sweet Greek Personal Chef Services

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On this episode, we have Christina Xenos. She is a Los Angeles-based personal chef, and owner of Sweet Greek Personal Chef Services. She’s also a recipe developer, does cooking classes and is the co-author of Opa. The healthy Greek Cookbook. She was also recently on an episode of “A New Leaf” on NBC, and The Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction.

We discuss Greek cooking, getting on a national TV show, how Covid-19 has impacted her personal chef business, and cooking at The James Beard House with chef Argiro Barbarigou.

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Christina Xenos

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The Sweet Greek Facebook page

Join the conversation on Twitter

Check those pics on Instagram

The Sweet Greek website

The Cook With Christina YouTube Channel

Buy Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook

Watch Christina’s episode of “A New Leaf”

Some of her favorite culinary resources are Sally’s Baking Addiction, Husbands That Cook and Ina Garten

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CONNECT WITH US

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Check out our other website  https://chefswithoutrestaurants.org

Like our Facebook page 

Join the private Facebook group 

Join the conversation on Twitter 

Check our Insta pics 

Watch on YouTube 

Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

If you want to support the show, our Venmo name is ChefWoRestos and can be found at https://venmo.com/ChefWoRestos. If you enjoy the show, have every received a job through one of our referrals, have been a guest, been given complimentary Chefs Without Restaurants swag, or simply want to help, it would be much appreciated. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Intro and outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)

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