Chef Chris Shepherd: (S8/Ep.22)

Chris Shepherd is the former Chef/Owner of award-winning Underbelly Restaurant (and Underbelly Hospitality), which he opened in 2012. He’s been awarded “10 Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine in 2013, a James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2014, Robb Report’s “Chef of the Year” in 2019, and Underbelly was named […]

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Chef Jimmy Wang (S8/Ep.20)

Jimmy Wang oversees the culinary operations for more than 2300 Panda Express restaurants around the world. From creating and implementing recipes, to training across the globe, he is responsible for the infamous and innovative ‘American Chinese’ food served daily. In 2021, Wang was honored in Nation’s Restaurant News ‘Chef Power List.” In this episode, Jimmy […]

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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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