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Beyond the plate Podcast

We recently wrapped Season 7! Follow us here, on social media (@btplatepodcast), or follow our host, Kappy (@OnKappysPlate), for updates. You can find the entire catalog of episodes by clicking this link or check out the five most recent episodes below. Find direct links to Beyond the Plate on your favorite podcast platforms here: Amazon […]

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Chef Sarah Grueneberg: LIVE at Graduate Hotel in Evanston (S8/Ep.18)

Sarah Grueneberg is the multi-award winning Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago’s West Loop. You likely watched her as a competitor and finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Texas” and Food Network’s “Iron Chef Gauntlet.” In fall of 2022, she published her first cookbook, Listen To Your Vegetables. In this episode, Sarah shares with […]

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Chef Winnie Yee-Lakhani: (S8/Ep.16)

Winnie Yee-Lakhani is a chef, mom, entrepreneur and the self-taught “Pit Madam” / founder of Smoke Queen Barbecue. She was a finalist on Food Network’s “BBQ Brawl” (Season 3) and was featured on the “Kelly Clarkson Show.” In this episode, we learn how Winnie weaves in the flavors of her Malaysian-born Chinese childhood with traditional […]

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John Gargano (S8/Ep.14)

[This episode contains explicit language.] John Gargano served 13 years in prison for selling drugs, and in 2016 received clemency from President Obama. He is now the General Manager of Tom Colicchio’s Craft New York and Vallata, two of NYC’s top restaurants. You may be familiar with his story from the Humans of NY instagram […]

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Beyond the Drink: Christine Wiseman’s Time to Sparkle (S8/Ep.13)

Christine Wiseman is the Beverage Director of Bar Lab, which includes Broken Shaker, Hoja, Margot Natural Wine Bar, MaryGold’s, and Higher Ground. She started as a chef, made the move to behind the bar, and has since received worldwide recognition and accolades leading teams at acclaimed bars and restaurants around the country. For this episode, […]

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Chef Dena Marino (S8/Ep.12)

Dena Marino is the private chef for LeBron James and his family. She is one of the country’s most accomplished and preeminent chefs having spent time cooking in Napa (Tra Vigne), Aspen (Ajax, D19, Ellina) and Miami (MC Kitchen). Over the course of her career, Dena and her restaurants have received numerous accolades ranging from […]

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Chef Jose Garces (S8/Ep.10)

Jose Garces is an Iron Chef, father, husband, cookbook author, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur and food innovator. He has a number of restaurants in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. In this episode, he discusses the influence his parents had on his career, the reason he passed up what many would consider to be the “dream job,” […]

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