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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Justin Khanna
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Justin’s Instagram 

Justin’s Twitter  

Justin’s Facebook Page 

Justin’s YouTube 

The Emulsion Podcast 

Justin’s Website 

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Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 61 Mike Tholis of Rendezvous Farm – Leaving the Chef World for The Farming Life

rendezvous farm from mike tholis in frederick maryland

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This week, on the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast I have Mike Tholis. Mike is the owner of Rendezvous Farm in Frederick, Maryland. Before starting his farm, Mike was a chef for 5 years in Washington D.C. restaurants, and has also worked as a butcher. After the government shutdown a few years ago, he realized how precarious the restaurant industry could be, and started planning his exit strategy. We discuss leaving the restaurant business, his innovative CSA model, pros and cons of farmers markets, and why he’s hesitant to sell his produce to restaurants.

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Mike Tholis and Rendezvous Farm

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Rendezvous Farm Instagram 

Rendezvous Farm Website 

Rendezvous Farm Facebook Page 

Some of Mike’s favorite resources are:

Urban Farmer Curtis Stone’s YouTube 

Jesse Frost’s Farming YouTube 

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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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Jamie Simpson

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Jamie Simpson Instagram 

The Chef’s Garden Instagram 

The Culinary Vegetable Institute Instagram 

The Chef’s Garden Website 

The Chef’s Garden Facebook Page 

Farmer Lee Jones Instagram 

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Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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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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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)

Intro Music: District Four by Kevin MacLeod

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 44 Opening a Restaurant During the Covid-19 Pandemic with Chef Jeremy Law of SOCO Farm and Food

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On this episode, we have chef Jeremy Law. Jeremy and his wife Kimberly run SOCO Farm & food. For the past 10 years, they’ve been operating SOCO on their farm in Wilson, North Carolina. They have decided to move SOCO to Greenville, North Carolina, and hope to have it open in some manner later this summer. Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted this, and we spend a lot of time discussing the future of the restaurant industry.

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Jeremy Law and SOCO 

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The SOCO website

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