13 episodes

Out of the kitchen and into the studio hear real life experiences of Chefs, Restaurant Owners and Culinary Artists. Sit at the Chef's table and experience stories, secret sauces, signature dishes and kitchen disasters. Special thanks to Biggerideas.com for the creative design and to Steve Olson for an inspiring cover song.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Out of the kitchen and into the studio hear real life experiences of Chefs, Restaurant Owners and Culinary Artists. Sit at the Chef's table and experience stories, secret sauces, signature dishes and kitchen disasters. Special thanks to Biggerideas.com for the creative design and to Steve Olson for an inspiring cover song.

    Become a Personal Chef and Call Your Own Shots with Holly Verbeck

    Become a Personal Chef and Call Your Own Shots with Holly Verbeck

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2022. Today we celebrate a new year with Voice4Chefs. Thanks to you we're now in 17 countries and cities across the US. Celebrating and honoring the chef's struggle and story. We begin this year with a special guest, Holly Verbeck. She is truly a Voice4Chefs and you’ll learn why. Most chefs dream of owning their own business. But know more about cooking than how to start. Holly specializes in helping chefs start their own personal and private chef business. 

    Connect with Holly: https://makeyourbusinesscook.com/

    Our website: https://www.voice4chefs.com/
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 36 min
    Escoffier Cooking School with Kelsey

    Escoffier Cooking School with Kelsey

    In this episode, we connect with Kelsey Harfert from Wisconsin. She grew up loving food and attending Fish Fries at an early age on Friday night. As an adult in 2018, she created a food blog called The Tasting Spoon. And this year, Kelsey took her cooking knowledge to a new level and she's attending an online cooking school called the Escoffier Institute. We'll connect with Kelsey and learn about food blogging, and take a deep dive into what it's like to go to an accredited online cooking school.

    Connect to: http://www.thetastingspoon.org/

    Our website: https://www.voice4chefs.com/
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 33 min
    Wake up to the NorthBend Bakery with Aaron Raff

    Wake up to the NorthBend Bakery with Aaron Raff

     Aaron Raff gets up before the sunrise to create a true baking experience for his customers. Today on the show we'll follow his path that led from a connection in cooking school in Kentucky, to working for Tom Douglas, becoming a Head Production Baker at The Grateful Bread and eventually the owner of the North Bend Bakery in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of  Washington State. 

    The NorthBend Bakery https://thenorthbendbakery.com/our-creations/
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 35 min
    Personal Chef Training with Jessica

    Personal Chef Training with Jessica

    Today on the show, we meet Chef Jessica from sunny San Diego, California. Chef Jessica has been a chef for over 24 years. She graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 1996 and went on to study at La Varenne in Burgundy, France. She moved from the East Coast to the West Coast in 1997 to San Diego, CA. There, she worked as a sous chef for a well-known caterer for many years who had lots of celebrities as clients. She learned the fine art of VIP catering. On January 1, 2000, Jessica officially started her own personal chef business, Entrée Nous. This was right after Y2K for those of you who are old enough to remember. Entrée Nous means "between us" in French. It implied the level of customization she offered each of her clients. In 2002, Chef Jessica was named San Diego's Best Personal Chef by San Diego Magazine. In 2018, Jessica started creating her course, The Prosperous Personal Chef to teach others how to start and sustain a successful personal chef business. We've cooked up many surprises for you in this episode. Grab an appetizer, a drink and sit back at the Chef’s table and enjoy our show.

    Our guest: https://www.chefjessica.com/
    Our website: https://www.voice4chefs.com/




    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 36 min
    Real and Raw Japanese Culture & Cuisine with Sam Rongve

    Real and Raw Japanese Culture & Cuisine with Sam Rongve

    In this episode,  meet Sam Rongve. He lived in Japan for over a year and will take us on a journey through the local restaurants and the back alleys.  We'll get up early and join him on a walk through one of the largest Japanese fish markets in the world. He'll take us back to Seattle, Washington, where he worked as a waiter in Kiwami Sushi Bar, local favorite on the east side of Seattle, Washington. 

    Visit Voice4Chefs here: https://www.voice4chefs.com/
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 31 min
    Meeting at The Mediterranean Kitchen with Clark Stefani

    Meeting at The Mediterranean Kitchen with Clark Stefani

    Today on the show. We'll meet Clark Stefani, The General Manager of a leading Lebanese restaurant in Bellevue, Washington, just outside of Seattle. We will learn about Clark and how at an early age he was connected to food and cooking. We'll also learn about Clark's philosophy on service, and how he helped The Mediterranean Kitchen survive the pandemic.
    Visit Voice4Chefs here: https://www.voice4chefs.com/

    Visit The Mediterranean Kitchen: https://mediterraneankitchens.net/
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelDugan)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Helloemaleejo ,

Informative and Fun!

As soon as I heard the opening theme, I was HOOKED. If you are a foodie, I highly recommend giving this podcast a try.

Also, bring a snack, you’ll get hungry as you listen in!

808LC ,

The Stories Behind the Food We Love

Michael is a great host! He has a way of bringing out the best stories in people, and you can taste his love for the show, his guests, and us—his audience! I most recently heard the episode with Chef Traci. I was so uplifted by her sincere giving and working for change. Thank you Michael for this wonderful podcast! Coming back for seconds, thirds, fourths…….

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