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’s cookbook Seafood in the South

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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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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 62 The Transition From Restaurant Cooking to the Personal Chef and Events Business – A Discussion with Chef Justin Khanna part 1

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.

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On the podcast this week I have chef Justin Khanna. He 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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Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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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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Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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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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