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Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Every Monday we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview-style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

NOTE: This podcast does not endorse the statements made by it's guests; views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of the guests only.

Culinary School Stories Dr. Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, FMP, CHE

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Every Monday we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview-style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”

NOTE: This podcast does not endorse the statements made by it's guests; views expressed on this podcast are the opinions of the guests only.

    Story #050 - Will Glass

    Story #050 - Will Glass

    GUEST’S NAME: Will Glass
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Will Glass, co-owner and co-founder of HotSugarPop LLC, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Will developed a passion for Culinary Arts in high school and attended Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, earning a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts.
    While at Johnson & Wales, Will immersed himself in school activities, becoming a member of the Leadership Team, Special Functions Team, and Collegiate Ambassador Team. After graduation, Will enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Food Service Specialist and later commissioned as a Food Service Warrant Officer. Will has multiple overseas and stateside deployments and currently serves as the Food Advisor for the 518 Sustainment Brigade in Knightdale, NC. Will has also worked in several hotels, restaurant, and hospitals on the East Coast.
    Will is married to the former Tiffany Templeton and they have three children. Their oldest son Tye has several food allergies and they struggled to find foods for him to eat. However, one of the foods Tye can eat is popcorn. Will and Tiffany popped popcorn for Tye as a snack for his lunch daily and soon began to experiment. Together they developed a recipe for kettle corn, and began sharing it with their friends, family and coworkers. In 2016, Will and Tiffany brought their snack to Fayetteville and in 2018 launched HotSugarPop.
    Today HotSugarPop can be found in several stores throughout Fayetteville, online, and the the HotSugarPop's main location and manufacturing facility at the Cross Creek Mall.
    Website: https://www.hotsugarpop.com
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnD41DX2o66kmedqOgEULUA
    HSP’s Mt. Mommio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf72NEukCnI
    ZigZaggin Wit Zuri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fA-0spaVE

    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
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    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what

    • 52 min
    Story #049 - Joe Peroney

    Story #049 - Joe Peroney

    GUEST’S NAME: Joe Peroney
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
    BIO: Joe Peroney’s culinary career began in 2007 after his division with SONY Electronics outsourced all production overseas. Given the chance to pick a new career path, Joe enrolled in the culinary arts program at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA. During his time at Westmoreland, Joe would serve as team captain for their ACF culinary knowledge bowl team and lead them to second place victory at the ACF nation convention in 2011. Joe would earn his degree in culinary arts, as well as a degree in dietetic technology, graduating in the spring of 2011.
    Upon graduation, he accepted a position at The Greenbrier Resort under Rich Rosendale CMC where he would spend the next six years. He would spend three of those years training under the culinary apprenticeship program, where he graduated at the top of his class, and was quickly promoted to sous chef and later chef de cuisine. While training at The Greenbrier, Joe also competed in 9 ACF sanctioned competitions, including ice carvings, buffet platters, five course, hors d’oeuvres and hot food competitions.
    Joe then moved to metro DC to open Roots 657 and the RC Culinary Lab with Rich Rosendale CMC. He would become the research and development chef for both properties and join Chef Rosendale hosting a variety of cooking classes such as modern equipment, sous vide, BBQ and CMC training.
    In February of 2020, Joe traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to represent the United States as a member of the ACF Culinary Team USA Regional team in the 25th annual IKA Culinary Olympics. The regional team earned a gold medal and was ranked third in the world for culinary artistry. Joe also competed as an individual at the IKA Culinary Olympics and was rewarded with a bronze medal for his work. Joe recently accepted the Chef de Cuisine position with The Rolling Rock Club.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-peroney-b19584204/
    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
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    If you like the show, this episode, and/or the video clips, why not show your support by buying us a cup or two of coffee to help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chefroche. We truly appreciate the gesture!
    Individuals can also donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef. If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.
    Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Story #048 - Shane Schaibly

    Story #048 - Shane Schaibly

    GUEST’S NAME: Shane Schaibly
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
    BIO: Born and raised in a small town just outside of Tampa, FL, Chef Shane Schaibly has been in the industry since the young age of 14. He has worked in all facets of the industry from small, locally owned casual dining spots to high end hotels and everything in between. 
    After graduating from Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami campus with a degree in culinary arts, Chef Schaibly went on to work at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach before returning home to the Tampa area to work as Pastry Chef, Catering Chef and eventually Sous Chef of Café Ponte in Clearwater. From there, Shane made the jump to the corporate world and accepted the position as the Corporate Chef for Front Burner Brands overseeing their various concepts including The Melting Pot, Burger 21 and GrillSmith. In this role Chef Schaibly helped develop menu items and the opening of new restaurants around the world, including in Canada, Mexico, Riyadh, KSA, Dubai, UAE, and Jakarta, Indonesia. 
    In 2014, Shane moved on to First Watch Restaurants, Inc. as their VP of Culinary Strategy / Corporate Chef, working on revamping the existing regular menu and Seasonal Feature menu offerings along with fine tuning some the already fantastic fresh and healthy menu items. First Watch is known for its out-of-the-box approach to Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch, while still maintaining a health halo around many of its menu items.
    Shane has found a great home in the First Watch family and thoroughly enjoys being able to create menu items that push the envelope while still balancing healthy with great tasting food. He lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife Lisa and their two children, Jackson and Olive. He enjoys spending time on the Gulf of Mexico, collecting tattoos and cooking at home for his family while continuing his exploration of other cultures and food around the world.
    Website: www.firstwatch.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/first.watch
     
    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
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    Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
     
    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this inte

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Story #047 - Emilia Tomaszycki

    Story #047 - Emilia Tomaszycki

    GUEST’S NAME: Emilia Tomaszycki
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Culinary Institute of Michigan, Port Huron, MI 
    BIO: Chef Emilia Tomaszycki is originally from Richmond, Michigan. Right after high school, her studies at the Culinary Institute of Michigan became the main focus for two years. Specializing in baking and pastry, she has worked at some of the top athletic and country clubs in the nation.
    Onward she marched to the hotel industry, working at the Ritz Carlton Dallas, Naples, and Bachelor Gulch. Now she is the Executive Pastry Chef at Bonita Bay Club. Her favorite pastry to make is an entremet or freshly spun ice cream! In her free time, she loves to check out new restaurants, make craft cocktails, and go sky diving!
    Instagram: @pastry_panache
     
    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
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    To do so, click HERE and then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”. 
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    If you like the show, this episode, and/or the video clips, why not show your support by buying us a cup or two of coffee to help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chefroche. We truly appreciate the gesture!
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    Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”
    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/FoodMediaNetwork
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Main Website: https://www.chefroche.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CulinarySchoolStories
    NOTE: If you want to share your culinary school story in a future episode, all you have to do is go to http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com and download the guest questionnaire at the bottom of that page. Once you fill it out, email it back to us. After we review it, we will be back in touch to set up a date and time to talk!
    MUSIC: "Family Mon

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    Story #046 - Jesse MacDonald

    Story #046 - Jesse MacDonald

    GUEST’S NAME: Jesse MacDonald
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Culinary Institute of Canada, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    BIO: Chef Jesse MacDonald had no aspirations of becoming a chef when he was growing up in Launching, Prince Edward Island. His childhood home was located on the corner of his grandfather’s large family farm, so he was able to spend ample time as a youngster gaining an appreciation for all things local.
    In middle school he quite innocently got a summer job washing dishes at Rodd Brudenell River even though he was born into a fourth-generation lobster fishing family. By the time Jesse graduated high school he was one of the lead cooks in the resort’s main dining room. It was then that he decided to pursue cooking as a career and ended up enrolling that fall at the Culinary Institute of Canada, where he graduated from in 2010.
    Chef MacDonald spent time during and after culinary school apprenticing under Chef Warren Barr, formerly of The Inn at Bay Fortune, as well as Chef Dave Mottershall, formerly of Terre Rouge and Red Shores Racetrack & Casino, before accepting his first Sous Chef position at an Italian restaurant in Guelph, Ontario. After spending some time exploring the vast dining scene of Ontario, he took an extended trip to Europe where he was able to secure stages in hotels and restaurants in France & Italy. Although he considered staying longer term, he ultimately decided to head home to Prince Edward Island.
    Chef MacDonald then accepted a position with Rodd Hotels & Resorts as Sous Chef at Rodd Brudenell and after three seasons, he was offered the position of Executive Chef at Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in Miramichi, NB. After 4.5 years there, Chef MacDonald was given the opportunity to become Executive Chef of Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort, as well as Corporate Culinary Ambassador of Rodd Hotels & Resorts.
    Email: jmacdonald@roddvacations.com
    Instagram & Facebook: @chefjessemac
     
    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
     
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    If you like the show, this episode, and/or the video clips, why not show your support by buying us a cup or two of coffee to help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chefroche. We truly appreciate the gesture!
    Individuals can also donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef. If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.
    Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
     
    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issue

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Story #45 - Rando Kauge

    Story #45 - Rando Kauge

    GUEST’S NAME: Rando Kauge
    CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Cesar Ritz, Culinary Arts Academy, Switzerland
    BIO: Chef Rando Kauge grew up in Estonia, which is where his love of food began. In addition to food, he also loved football (soccer) and played professional in his younger years. He eventually gravitated to the hotel and restaurant industry and after working in numerous areas of the industry, established his own catering company in 2012. His catering service provided high-end delivery to demanding international and local customers like NATO, Estonian Government members and UEFA.
    After many years running his catering company, he decided to pursue formal culinary training and enrolled in the Cesar Ritz Culinary Arts Academy in Switzerland. After graduation, Chef Kauge went on to work in high-level, 1 star Michelin restaurants within Switzerland, taking positions as saucier and chef de production.
    Today Chef Kauge has come full circle and has returned to Cesar Ritz Culinary Arts Academy in Switzerland as a full-time chef instructor where he teaches culinary skills-based classes in Banquet and Buffet Preparation. He is also very passionate about sustainable living and vegetarian cuisine and teaches the vegetarian gourmet course.
    Email: Rando.Kauge@crk.ee
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rando-kauge-6843259b/
     
    Free Culinary School Stories Recipe eBook: https://bit.ly/culinaryschoolrecipes
     
    Sign up for our email list / newsletter: https://chefroche.com/contact
     
    RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy this episode or the podcast overall, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors!
    To do so, click HERE and then scroll down to the “Ratings & Reviews”; tap the amount of stars you want to give; tap on “Write a Review”; create a headline; write your review; click “Send”. 
     
    SPONSORSHIP / SUPPORT:
    If you like the show, this episode, and/or the video clips, why not show your support by buying us a cup or two of coffee to help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chefroche. We truly appreciate the gesture!
    Individuals can also donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef. If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free.
    Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: culinaryschoolstories@gmail.com
     
    ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
    From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”
     
    RESOURCES:
    Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions)
    Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/FoodMediaNetwork
    CSS Podcast Website: http://www.culinaryschoolstories.com
    Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com
    Mai

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18 Ratings

Girlchef1858 ,

Amazing Resource

Such a great podcast for anyone interested in culinary school and that world. Chef Colin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to interviewing and bringing out the story of the guests. If you are interested in the culinary world and all the different paths to success this is for you!

Hils24 ,

Anyone thinking of going to culinary school needs to listen to this podcast

This podcast is so informative as well as entertaining! Keep them coming!

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Power in Experience

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