67 episodes

Foodservice for Thought is a podcast that shares the thoughts and insights from professionals in all areas of the foodservice industry to transparently unite and strengthen the business of serving food to the public, no matter where they are.Foodservice for Thought connects foodies, almost foodies and people who eat food with the industry that makes it, sells it, buys it, and serves it. Karey Clements and Justin Olivares will be talking to foodservice professionals like chefs, restaurant owners, nutritionists, dieticians, caterers, pastry chefs, kitchen designers, restaurant interior designers, farmers, food manufacturers, restaurant equipment manufacturers and pretty much anyone who might have anything to do with the food you eat when you aren't at home.So if you love food, if you are curious about all aspects of the foodservice & hospitality industry and want to be sure there are always great places to enjoy food this is your kind of podcast. And the regular favor all podcasts ask...please subscribe, rate and review. Pretty please with all your favorite foods on top.

Foodservice for Thought Karey Clements & Justin Olivares

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Foodservice for Thought is a podcast that shares the thoughts and insights from professionals in all areas of the foodservice industry to transparently unite and strengthen the business of serving food to the public, no matter where they are.Foodservice for Thought connects foodies, almost foodies and people who eat food with the industry that makes it, sells it, buys it, and serves it. Karey Clements and Justin Olivares will be talking to foodservice professionals like chefs, restaurant owners, nutritionists, dieticians, caterers, pastry chefs, kitchen designers, restaurant interior designers, farmers, food manufacturers, restaurant equipment manufacturers and pretty much anyone who might have anything to do with the food you eat when you aren't at home.So if you love food, if you are curious about all aspects of the foodservice & hospitality industry and want to be sure there are always great places to enjoy food this is your kind of podcast. And the regular favor all podcasts ask...please subscribe, rate and review. Pretty please with all your favorite foods on top.

    Foodservice for Thought: Top Five Five's: Beers (but it's not what you think)

    Foodservice for Thought: Top Five Five's: Beers (but it's not what you think)

    In this episode, Karey and Justin kick off summer with their top five beers...but, it's not what you think!

    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/

    Untamed Wine Estates - https://www.untamedwines.com

    Produced by FH&W

    • 19 min
    Foodservice for Thought: Date To Be Untamed! Wine and food talk with Untamed Wine Estates

    Foodservice for Thought: Date To Be Untamed! Wine and food talk with Untamed Wine Estates

    Wine! Food! On location! On this episode on the FSFT podcast, Karey and Justin are on location talking with the owners and operators of Untamed Wine Estates in the Texas Hill Country. Whites, Reds, what to drink with what? We got you covered!

    Dane and Mckenzie are the owners of Untamed Wine Estates in Johnson City, Texas in the Texas Hill Country. Dane is the General Manager and Mckenzie is the Wine Chemist and Tasting Room Manager. 
    Untamed Wine Estates is a lovely environment to pair imaginative foods with the intriguing Untamed wines. 
     "Untamed is a process of becoming; a spirit to set your own path; a liberation bore from the fruits of knowledge."
     Using the experience they gained in the corporate wine industry, this couple create wines that are expressions of the individual crops of grapes and their personal expression of wine passion. 
     We wish for them the stars and we think they might reach them sooner rather than later. We were fascinated  and wished we had had more time with them.

    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/

    Untamed Wine Estates - https://www.untamedwines.com

    Produced by FH&W

    • 23 min
    Foodservice for Thought: Karey and Justin Reset Episdode (with a killer meatball recipe)

    Foodservice for Thought: Karey and Justin Reset Episdode (with a killer meatball recipe)

    Hello, Hello. Karey and Justin are back to reset the record straight about why this podcast exists and to talk about meatballs....and to preview them FINALLY taking the pod on the road this spring and summer!

    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/
    Produced by FH&W

    • 17 min
    Foodservice for Thought: Rene Rodriguez : Foodservice Director of the University of Texas (recently retired) Part 2

    Foodservice for Thought: Rene Rodriguez : Foodservice Director of the University of Texas (recently retired) Part 2

    In part two of their interview,  Karey and Justin chat with Rene Rodriguez about how changing menu items was not something that was very simple and how the school creativity dealt with food allergies.  Grab some ear buds and dive in!

    It is our pleasure to introduce you to Rene Rodriguez, outgoing Director of Food Service at UT-Austin.
    Rene Rodriguez has been with University of Texas Austin for over 22 years. Since 2014 he has been the Director of Foodservice, Division of Houston and Food Service, leading his staff with understanding and heart. He sees his time as a leader as a gift given to him by his employees. He believes the gift comes when employees decide to follow because of the principles of leadership. He understands that people make decisions based on emotions and they justify them with logic. 
    Rene’s oversight of the Food Service program includes managing a $25 million overall budget, Environmental and Sustainability programs, all aspects of HR, liaison with the campus community and of course the oversight of purchasing, operational policies and procedures, exploring innovative food services options, always striving to enhance quality and improve cost efficiencies. 
    When it is time for expansion or renovations Rene also coordinates all that those construction projects entail. 
    Before University of Texas, Rene was on the commercial side of food service industry. His time at Furr’s Cafeteria and Western Playland Amusement Park helped prepare him to be versatile, adaptive, compassionate and resilient. 
    We enjoyed every minute of our time with Rene and wished we had more of it. He is a genuine guy and we found ourselves wanting him to be our leader. 
    It is our honor to offer this interview and the gift of teaching Rene shares so generously. 
    University of Texas – Austin:
    7,400 students live on campus
    52,000 students enrolled 
    18,000 staff
     
    University of Texas - Dining


    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/
    Foodservice for Thought
    Justin Olivares
    Karey Clements
    Produced by FH&W

    • 12 min
    Season 4: Rene Rodriguez: Foodservice Director of the University of Texas (recently retired) Part 1

    Season 4: Rene Rodriguez: Foodservice Director of the University of Texas (recently retired) Part 1

    In part one of this two part interview, Karey and Justin chat with Rene Rodriguez about what it was like to run foodservice at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. He discusses his leadership style, how he made decisions and some of his biggest mistakes taught him how to put students and education first. Grab some ear buds and dive in!

    It is our pleasure to introduce you to Rene Rodriguez, outgoing Director of Food Service at UT-Austin.
    Rene Rodriguez has been with University of Texas Austin for over 22 years. Since 2014 he has been the Director of Foodservice, Division of Houston and Food Service, leading his staff with understanding and heart. He sees his time as a leader as a gift given to him by his employees. He believes the gift comes when employees decide to follow because of the principles of leadership. He understands that people make decisions based on emotions and they justify them with logic. 
    Rene’s oversight of the Food Service program includes managing a $25 million overall budget, Environmental and Sustainability programs, all aspects of HR, liaison with the campus community and of course the oversight of purchasing, operational policies and procedures, exploring innovative food services options, always striving to enhance quality and improve cost efficiencies. 
    When it is time for expansion or renovations Rene also coordinates all that those construction projects entail. 
    Before University of Texas, Rene was on the commercial side of food service industry. His time at Furr’s Cafeteria and Western Playland Amusement Park helped prepare him to be versatile, adaptive, compassionate and resilient. 
    We enjoyed every minute of our time with Rene and wished we had more of it. He is a genuine guy and we found ourselves wanting him to be our leader. 
    It is our honor to offer this interview and the gift of teaching Rene shares so generously. 
    University of Texas – Austin:
    7,400 students live on campus
    52,000 students enrolled 
    18,000 staff
     
    University of Texas - Dining


    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/
    Foodservice for Thought
    Justin Olivares
    Karey Clements
    Produced by FH&W

    • 26 min
    Foodservice for Thought: Daily Special Episode 2: Caribbean and Indian food!

    Foodservice for Thought: Daily Special Episode 2: Caribbean and Indian food!

    Hello from the audio beyond! In this week's episode, Karey and Justin put their food exploration boots on and head out for some Caribbean and Indian food. Also, they discuss holiday traditions and why making your own tradition is a great idea!

    https://www.coolrunningsjamaicangrill.com

    https://www.honestmckinney.com

    Link to IG - podcast - https://www.instagram.com/foodserviceforthought/
    Justin IG - https://www.instagram.com/justinodfw/
    Karey IG - https://www.instagram.com/kareysclements/
    FH&W IG - https://www.instagram.com/fhwinc/
     Lee Hunzinger: @pizzalee33 on Insta
    Foodservice for Thought
    Justin Olivares
    Karey Clements
    Produced by FH&W

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Herb the Knick ,

Foodservice for Thought - insightful and witty!

Karey and Justin possess long term industry knowledge yet are always pressing the envelope to stay on the bleeding edge of trends, technology and all of the latest foodservice ideas. They both also have heaps of wit and humor. This podcast is informative and funny. It was needed in our industry. Virtual fist bump - 👊

cmlee87 ,

Best in the Business

Judy is a leader in child nutrition. She is always full of creative ideas and brings her passion into every project she tackles!

Ell444 ,

Great Listen! Will be coming back for more!

Learned so much more about a topic that we all think we understand! I worked in the Bean and Leaf back in the day, so I am glad to hear that Judy Lee is planning on giving it a makeover and it will continue on! Fascinating to learn how regulated and how often the school districts are evaluated. The hosts asking some really engaging questions and have a great rapport with their guests. Can't wait to learn more!

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