The Season 2 Trailer for The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast

Season 2 of the chefs without reatutants podcast, michael twitty, chef shola studio kitchen, chritina pirello, daniel gritzer of serious eats

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Welcome to season two of the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast. I’m your host, Chris Spear. On the show, I have conversations with culinary entrepreneurs, and people in the food and beverage industry who took a different route. They’re caterers, research chefs, personal chefs, cookbook authors, food truckers, farmers, cottage bakers, and all sorts of culinary renegades. I, myself, fall into the personal chef category, as I started my personal chef business Perfect Little Bites 10 years ago. And while I started working in kitchens in the early 90s, I’ve never worked in a restaurant unless you count Burger King.

 I’m really excited to share Season Two with you. I’ve taken the past month off to record a bunch of new shows and get them ready for release. The show will be returning next week on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 with culinary historian Michael Twitty. Michael’s book The Cooking Gene won the James Beard award for Book of the Year in 2018. You’ll also be hearing from Chef Shola of Studio Kitchen. He’s currently working up in New York at the Stone Barns center with Chef Dan Barber, doing a month long residency. I speak with Daniel Gritzer from Serious Eats, Christina Pirello of Christina Cooks, chefs Matt Collins and April DuBose, Laurie Boucher who’s known on Instagram as @Baltimorehomecook, and you’ll hear from Matt the Butcher. 

These are just a few of the guests that I’ll have on the show this season. For a taste of our conversations, you can hear some clips from these episodes in just a minute. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to the show. And if you listen on iTunes, a rating and review would be great. Also, I’m launching a Patreon so that listeners can help support the show. And if you have a business and would like to sponsor a few shows, I’d love that. Please reach out to me at ChefsWithoutRestaurants@gmail.com. And thank you so much to all the listeners. I really appreciate your support.

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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 76 Chef Charles Hunter III on Using Social Media and a Blog to Launch His Personal Chef Business

Nashville personal chef charles hunter III of the salted table

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Welcome to the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast. I’m your host Chris Spear. On the show, I have conversations with culinary entrepreneurs, and people in the food and beverage industry who took a different route. They’re caterers, research chefs, personal chefs cookbook authors, food truckers, farmers, cottage bakers and all sorts of culinary renegades. I myself fall into the personal chef category, as I started my personal chef business Perfect Little Bites 10 years ago. And while I started working in kitchens in 1992, surprisingly, I’ve literally never worked in a restaurant.

This week we speak with Charles Hunter III. He’s a personal chef, recipe developer and food blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s the owner of The Salted Table Company, an in-home catering company that prepares meals for backyard weddings, dinner parties, business dinners and more, in the comfort of your own home. Charles and I have similar backgrounds as it relates to blogging, and the personal chef business, so I really wanted to ask him some questions about how he got started, and how he runs his business. Some of the things we talk about are using social media as a tool for growing your business, being a chef who blogs, dinner party fiascoes and pricing your dinners. 

You can find Charles sharing his recipes, and kitchen musings, on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. He also has a Patreon where you can pay $6/month for exclusive recipes, kitchen tips and advice for all things culinary. You can find links to all of the social media platforms below.

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Charles’s Instagram 
Charles’s Facebook 
Charles’s Twitter 
Charles’s Pinterest 
Charles’s Patreon 
The Salted Table Website 

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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 1 – Speaking With Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs and Culinary Innovators

chef chris spear of chefs without restaurants and perfect little bites

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Welcome, everyone. This is Chris Spear, your host of the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast. On this show, I have conversations with culinary entrepreneurs, and people in the food and beverage industry who aren’t working in traditional restaurant settings. I’ll be speaking with caterers, personal chefs, food truck operators, chefs working in research and development, distillers, cookbook authors and all sorts of culinary renegades. At the time of this recording, I’ve actually released 73 episodes of the show so far. I’ve made a lot of changes over the past year, and wanted to go back and update this first episode for people who may have been starting here first.

I started the show in November 2019, and it was co-hosted with Andrew Wilkinson who operates a mobile woodfired pizza business called Pizza Llama here in Frederick, Maryland, where we live. The podcast was actually Andrew’s idea, and I’m so grateful he gave me a kick in the butt to get this thing going. But when the world started to spin out of control in March due to COVID, Andrew stepped back and hasn’t been a part of the show since. So if you’re listening to the earlier episodes, you’ll hear him up until about Episode 30 or so.

So, what is Chefs Without Restaurants anyway? I have my own personal chef business called Perfect Little Bites, which I started about 10 years ago as a side project. I’ve been doing it full time now for a little over four years. As I started to figure out things, and how to run my business, more and more people were asking me for advice. I spent a lot of time talking to people on the phone, and having meetings over coffee. Then I realized that there was a better way to do this, and decided to start a networking group, which I called Chefs Without Restaurants, where we could share best practices, resources and gig opportunities. The group quickly grew to over a couple hundred people. We were interacting in Facebook groups, on Instagram, Twitter, and pretty much everywhere else on the web. We even did a couple of meetups, and a few collaborative pop-up dinners.

Last November, Andrew was helping me with a job, and he asked why I didn’t have a podcast. I hadn’t really thought about it before. I knew nothing about podcasting, but I thought we could figure it out. I’ll admit that the first few shows were a little rough. I didn’t know anything about audio engineering, and I didn’t do much, if any, editing. But we had some great guests, and I think it’s still worth listening to those early shows. As time permits. I’ve been going back and editing and re-uploading a few of those episodes. Some of our guests so far have included certified master chef Rich Rosendale, who led the United States culinary team at the Bocuse d’Or in France, Tu David Phu, who was on season 15 of the Bravo TV show Top Chef. We’ve had Jamie Simpson who’s the executive chef of The Culinary Vegetable Institute, and chef liaison at The Chef’s Garden. We’ve also had Aliza Eliazarov, who recently released a book called On the Farm, which takes a closer look at the heritage animal breeds taking center stage on sustainable farms and homesteads. I really hope you take a deep dive into the archives, and listen to all of our shows.

I also want to direct you to the website ChefsWithoutRestaurants.org. Every week, I’ll be putting the newest episode there. But you can also find links to all of our other social media platforms, as well as how to sign up for the Chefs Without Restaurants email list.  I’d love for you to sign up for the email list. It’s the best way to ensure that you’re going to find the newest episode every single week when it’s released. I really appreciate your time, and I hope you enjoy the stories, and the tactical information shared on the show. I’m going to leave you with an audio clip from the show I did with Matt Jennings a few months ago. As always, thanks so much for listening, and have a great week.

“You know, unfortunately, our industry has been built on these, like, top 20 list,s and the awards, and the accolades…and who’s going to get the cover of the next Food & Wine? And who’s going to get this and who’s going to get the feature article, and who’s going to get the TV show. And, you know, I think while there’s value in some of that stuff, it definitely, you know, warps the perspective of perhaps what your real goals should be. And for me, I mean, like that was the case. And and I think it was a combination of the realization of that, at the same time as like, it was like all these colliding factors. It was that, and then it was my family. My family was certainly being very vocal about like, wait a minute, this is actually not cool that you’re working 80 hours a week. You know, I’ll tell you what, looking on this side at restaurants as of September 2020, I’m not jealous of much. ” -Matthew Jennings

Thanks for listening to the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, and if you’re interested in being a guest on the show, or sponsoring a show, please let us know. We can be reached at ChefsWithoutRestaurants@gmail.com. Thanks so much.

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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 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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Sam’s Instagram 

The Hefter Catering Website 

Hefter Catering Facebook Page 

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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

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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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.

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