The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 59 Jensen Cummings of Best Served – Celebrating the Unsung Hospitality Heroes, Investing in Your Staff, and the Future of the Hospitality Industry

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 59 Jensen Cummings of Best Served - Celebrating the Unsung Hospitality Heroes, Investing in Your Staff, and the Future of the Hospitality Industry

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On the podcast this week I have chef Jensen Cummings, the creator and host of Best Served Podcast. On his show he talks to hospitality industry leaders to learn about the trials and triumphs of their lives and careers. A fifth-generation chef/restaurateur, Jensen has run acclaimed kitchens, owned restaurants, developed concepts and now is focused on evolving the restaurant business model, and storytelling through his hospitality strategy brand, Best Served Creative. 

Jensen is really interested in sharing the stories of people in the hospitality industry who are the unsung heroes. Amazingly, he’s done a live-stream podcast every single day since Covid started the second week in March. 

This episode isn’t really about podcasting. It’s about restaurant culture, investing in your people, chefs and branding, and the evolution of the hospitality industry.

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Best Served Twitter 

Best Served Podcast 

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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 58 Chef Jamie Simpson of The Chef’s Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute – Adapting the Business, and Selling to the Home Consumer

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 58 Chef Jamie Simpson of The Chef's Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute - Adapting the Business, and Selling to the Home Consumer

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On this week’s podcast we have chef Jamie Simpson. He is the chef liason at The Chef’s Garden, and the executive chef of the culinary vegetable institute. The Chef’s Garden has been delivering amazing produce and specialty products direct from the farm to chefs and restaurants for over 30 years. As many businesses have had to pivot due to Covid, The Chef’s Garden has also made some changes. While still offering their products to chefs, they now also offer home delivery boxes direct to the consumer.

Jamie and I talk about this new program, as well as some of the other things they’re doing like co-packing, working on shelf stable ingredients, cooking for smaller private events and their new AirBNB accommodation. We also discuss the annual Roots conference that they host, and conferences in general.   

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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 57 Line Cook Thoughts with Ray Delucci and Chris Spear – Starting a Personal Chef Business, Building a Community and Food Industry Issues

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On this episode, Chefs Without Restaurants founder Chris Spear speaks with Ray Delucci of the Line Cook Thoughts podcast. The episode originally aired on January 12, 2020. The discussion revolves around starting a personal chef business, building a community, podcasting and various food industry issues. Chris shared advice for all the line cooks, and aspiring food entrepreneurs out there. If you haven’t checked out Line Cook Thoughts, go do so.
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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 56 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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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 55 Chef Kisha Washington – A Discussion About The Personal Chef Business, Her Platform For Chefs and a Culinary Non-Profit

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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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.

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