The Joy Premium and How it Relates to Charging for Your Work – with Cook and Storyteller Jonathan Bardzik

The Joy Premium and How it Relates to Charging for Your Work - with Cook and Storyteller Jonathan Bardzik

About Jonathan Bardzik

This week my guest is Jonathan Bardzik. He’s a storyteller, cook, and author. He’s a performer, speaking and cooking for private and corporate audiences, creating customized experiences that build connection. He’s appeared with more than 900 audiences, been on the TedX stage, written 4 books, and his new television series, Jonathan’s Kitchen: Seasons to Taste recently debuted on Revry. His work has been covered by USAToday, The Washington Post, and Food Network Magazine. Overcoming hurdles, including once setting the Christmas dinner table on fire, Jonathan celebrates 10 years in business this month.

quinoa tower by chef jonathan bardzik

On This Week’s Podcast

On the show, we talk about how he started his cooking and speaking career, and he shares his advice on how you can start too. We discuss why he wanted to write cookbooks, and some tips for those listeners who might want to do the same. We talk about his new TV show, and improvisation while speaking and cooking. Jonathan also explains what the joy premium is, and how it’s related to charging for your work. How much joy does a dinner bring you? If you’re excited about an event, maybe you’d be ok with charging less. If it seems like the client might be challenging, and this is just a transactional event, you’d better get that money. What are your thought’s?  Feel free to comment on Facebook, Instagram or shoot me a DM or email.

washington dc chef jonathan bardzik cooking at the farmer's market

And next week is episode 100. I think this is quite the milestone. The episode will still be about food, but my guest is an actor whose resume includes the TV show Cobra Kai. Intrigued? Come back next week.

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Jonathan’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jonathanbardzik/

Watch Seasons to Taste https://watch.revry.tv/details/35368

Jonathan’s Website https://www.jonathanbardzik.com/
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Keys to Running a Successful Personal Chef Business – Earl Arnette III of Steez Catering

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About Earl Arnette III and This Week’s Podcast

On this week’s podcast I have Earl Arnette III. He is the chef and owner of Steez Catering, a personal chef and catering business based out of Baltimore, Maryland.  This is one of our “Meet a Member” episodes. You’ll learn about his business, and we discuss topics like going to culinary school, what he wished he knew before starting a business, and mentors.

This Week’s Sponsor

This week’s show sponsor is Olive & Basket. For a wide variety of olive oils, vinegar, spices, sauces, and gourmet food items, visit their website Oliveandbasket.com to have their products shipped to your door. Use discount code CHEF20 for 20% off your order.

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Homemade Pasta Recipe from Pasta-making Instructor Laurie Boucher

a recipe for homemade pasta
a recipe for homemade garganelli pasta

About Laurie Boucher and Her Pasta Instruction Business

If you want to learn how to make homemade pasta, I have the recipe for you right here. This recipe comes from pasta instructor Laurie Boucher of Baltimore Home Cook. She is one of our podcast guests, and you can find the show, and more information about her, here. Laurie is a self-described attorney turned pasta-preneur, and is the woman behind the Instagram account @BaltimoreHomeCook. We discuss how she got into pasta-making, and her pasta-related activities which include selling pasta boards and hard to find Sardinian pasta cutters, as well as the pasta-shaped jewelry and ornaments that she makes. She also does pasta-making classes. We talk about her culinary school experience, some of her favorite culinary resources, and the new Arcobaleno pasta extruder that she recently picked up.

Garganelli can be formed on a smooth surface, or a ridged or beautifully textured surface. Because of its texture, it helps sauce cling to the pasta. You can use a small gnocchi board, a butter paddle, a silicone sushi mat (all easily found online), or some other hand carved textured board.

Do you have a favorite homemade pasta recipe? If so, I’d love to know. Leave a comment below.

Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups semolina or semola rimacinata

1 TBS crushed saffron

2/3 cup hot water

*extra semolina for dusting your finished pasta

small 1/4 ” dowel or end of a wooden spoon (can use different sized dowels for different sized garganelli), silicone sushi mat, gnocchi board or butter paddle

Instructions

Crush your saffron with a mortar/pestle or with your fingertips. Add saffron to hot water, stir, cover and let steep for 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl, add your flour and make a small well. Add in the water, stirring with a fork to incorporate. Make sure you get all the saffron in there!

Once you have a shaggy dough formed, dump the dough onto your work surface and knead 10-15 minutes by hand. If the dough seems dry, spritz with a bit of water, if the dough seems sticky, add a bit of flour until the dough is no longer sticky.

Once you have a smooth ball of pasta dough, wrap in cling film and let rest for 30 minutes. Using a pasta machine, sheet the dough until it is at the second thinnest setting. Cut out 3″ squares using a knife or a pasta bicycle.

Place your small square of dough onto the textured surface like a diamond. Place your dowel in the center of the pasta, pull the bottom tip up and over and with pressure roll the pasta around the dowel.

Remove the garganelli, place on a semolina dusted baking sheet. Rest at room temperature for 1 hour and then cover and refrigerate or flash freeze.

Cook in salted boiling water for about 4 minutes, but test your pasta for desired tenderness.

Marc O’Neil – Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Brand Building and Community

On this week's podcast, we have chef Marc O'Neil. Marc discovered his love of cooking at the age of 5 when his brother taught him how to cook bacon. He eventually starting working in kitchens, from Burger King to The Westin at BWI. Now he has his own business, focusing on keto meal prep, and events specializing in upscale comfort food.

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On this week’s podcast, we have chef Marc O’Neil. Marc discovered his love of cooking at the age of 5 when his brother taught him how to cook bacon. He eventually starting working in kitchens, from Burger King to The Westin at BWI. Now he has his own business, focusing on keto meal prep, and events specializing in upscale comfort food. 

In this episode:

·         Being a boss and building your brand

·         Looking at multiple streams of income in the food industry

·         Black Out Fridays pop-ups at Union Kitchen with UrbanChef31 & ChefJBDC

·         Mental health and substance abuse in the foodservice industry

·         Having a community of chefs to lean on, even when you work by yourself

·         Being aware of what you post on social media

·         Support vs consumerism

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Drew Pumphrey of The Smoking Swine BBQ Truck

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On this episode we have Drew Pumphrey. Drew is the owner of The Smoking Swine BBQ and smoked meats emporium. His food truck is based out of Baltimore, Maryland, and services the surrounding areas. He recently began working on a brick and mortar restaurant, which is currently operating on limited hours, but will be fully operational soon. 

In this episode:

·         BBQ

·         Food truck life

·         His appearance on the Guy Fieri  show Diners, Drive-Ins’ and Dives

·         Guerrilla marketing

·         Hospitality, customers and customer service

·         Not overthinking it

·         Vegetarian BBQ

Favorite Culinary Tool: Continuous Feed Robot Coupe Food Processor

Recommended Book: Setting the Table by Danny Meyer and Burn the Ice by Kevin Alexander

Favorite Chefs: Guy Fieri and Jesse Sandlin

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