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.

tacos by chef jonathan bardzik

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Jonathan Bardzik

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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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chef earl arnette III of steez catering in baltimore on running a successful personal chef business

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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Earl Arnette III – Steez Catering

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An Interview with Chef Jillian Fae

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About Jillian Fae

Jillian Fae believes her passion for cooking stems from the fact that she was born and raised in Southern California. The best climate conditions for growing the finest produce all year around and the diverse mix of cuisines have always been an inspiration to her. Her love for and ability to make people happy by way of good food began at an early age and still grows today.

Asparagus Gazpacho

She pursued her passion and further sharpened her skills by enrolling in the culinary program at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. During her time there, she volunteered for multiple extracurricular activities and charity events, excelled in her class, and was chosen to be a part of the ACF competing student team. After she and her teammates won the state and regional competitions, they went on to the National Competition to win a gold medal.

Turkey Meatballs with Italian Salsa Verde & Celeriac Parsnip Puree

It was after these accomplishments that Jillian established Jillian Fae Chef Services, a personal chef business offering private on-site events as well as weekly in-home meal preparation. The business currently serves most of Southern California and is based out of the city of Temecula. She is dedicated to providing people with the best quality food and best service possible and specializes in creating seasonal menus customized to each individual client’s needs and desires.

On This Week’s Podcast

This is one of our “Meet a Member” episodes. You’ll learn about her personal chef business. We talk about what she wished she knew before starting a business, and I ask her some fun, rapid-fire questions about food and cooking.

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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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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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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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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)