Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with Chef & Attorney Chris Yates

Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with washington dc Chef & Attorney Chris Yates

About Chris Yates

Chris occupies a unique space in the legal and hospitality industry. As a DC-based chef, Chris has worked for multiple Michelin-starred and James Beard Foundation recognized chefs and operators. Chris was on the opening management team for the critically and popularly acclaimed restaurant and bakery, Elle, earning a James Beard Semi-Finalist nomination for Best New Restaurant. His work as a chef has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, and Eater. Prior to becoming a chef Chris had years of trial experience as a public defender and criminal defense attorney, developing a reputation as an expert in the investigation and litigation of child welfare cases. Combining his knowledge of restaurant operations and management systems with impeccable legal skills Chris represents successful as well as new restaurants in business law matters such as real estate leasing, liquor licensing, contracts, branding and trademark, employment matters, and litigation.

On This Week’s Podcast

On this week’s podcast, we talk about how and why he’s made these career transitions. We discuss some of his favorite foods, and his love of soy sauce.  We also talk about many of the current issues in professional kitchens today such as employee wages, staffing shortages, toxic environments, and burnout.

This Week’s Sponsor

Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%

Relevant Links and Where to Learn About Chris Yates

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Recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho

recipe for watermelon gazpacho
recipe for watermelon gazpacho

About Watermelon Gazpacho

This recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho comes from podcast guest Jonathan Bardzik, and is featured in Jonathan’s new cookbook Simple Summer: a recipe for joy and connection

From Jonathan: “10 years ago watermelon gazpacho became popular and nearly ubiquitous on summer restaurant menus here in the Mid-Atlantic. I often find them disappointing with the watermelon used as savory. Watermelon is a delicious fruit, but a pretty mediocre vegetable. This recipe lets the tomatoes shine with a pinch of salt, while the watermelon stars as a sweet, summer fruit brought out by honey and juiced to add liquid to the soup.”

Recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon gazpacho

Serves 6-8

Of all the recipes in this book, this is the one I am proudest of. I have served it at least 100 times since developing it and every time it garners raves. Salt brings out the tomato, and honey makes the watermelon pop. Leave out the watermelon juice, add some cumin and serve this as a salsa over fried fish tacos!

Ingredients:

4 cups finely diced watermelon plus 2 cups cut in 2” chunks

2 large tomatoes, finely diced, about 2 cups

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 tsp lime zest

2 tbs lime juice

1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced

2 tbs finely chopped basil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 tbs honey

Directions:

Mix together the 4 cups of finely diced watermelon with the tomato, onion lime zest, juice, jalapeño and basil. Stir together.

Press remaining 2 cups of large chunks of watermelon through a food mill or purée in a food processor and strain through a fine sieve to remove solids.

Add watermelon juice, vinegar and honey to soup. Season to taste with salt, pepper and additional honey, if needed.

If you make this soup ahead of time, check the seasoning again before serving. The watermelon and tomatoes will release more moisture and dilute the salt, vinegar and honey.

Relevant Links and Where to Learn About 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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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

Relevant Links and Where to Learn About Jonathan Bardzik

You can listen to the show on PodpagePodlink,  BuzzsproutITunesSpotifyTuneInStitcherAmazon MusicPandora I Heart Radio, and everywhere podcasts are found.

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

Chef Terence Tomlin on Returning to Cooking After Partial Paralysis

The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 32 Terence Tomlin on Returning to Cooking After Partial Paralysis

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On this episode we have chef Terence Tomlin. He was the executive chef at the restaurant Hawthorne in Washington DC. In November 2017 he suffered two strokes while working at the restaurant, leaving the right side of his body paralyzed. He has been able to regain much of his strength, though he has still not regained full use of his right side. Since then, he’s gone on to compete in Baltimore’s Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament, and won the seafood competition at The Maryland Foodie Fest. Terence current lives and works in Chesapeake, VA, and does both private and public dinner parties under the name Terence Tomlin Powered by Dinner with the Hortons. This episode is one of our Covid Zoom Sessions.

In this episode we discuss his road back to cooking after the stroke, making amends, continuing to cook during the Covid pandemic, cooking competitions, his ice cream company and cooking at home during self-isolation. You can find his YouTube channel here.

Chefs & Businesses Mentioned: Chef Stiletto, Justin Holloman, Chef Cat, Just Call Me Chef, Modernist Pantry.

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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)

Thanks to this week’s sponsors: Tyler Wright, Little Fig Bake Shop in Baltimore, Maryland, and Café Bueno in Frederick, Maryland.