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Kitchen Convos is a podcast hosted by Rachel DesRochers, a woman, dreamer, creator and passionate believer in BIG dreams! She is the CEO of Grateful Grahams and Incubator Kitchen Collective. She founded The Good People Festival and hosts Grateful Gatherings, intimate spaces for women to gather, connect and create.

Kitchen Convos Podcast Rachel DesRochers

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Kitchen Convos is a podcast hosted by Rachel DesRochers, a woman, dreamer, creator and passionate believer in BIG dreams! She is the CEO of Grateful Grahams and Incubator Kitchen Collective. She founded The Good People Festival and hosts Grateful Gatherings, intimate spaces for women to gather, connect and create.

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 52: Kyla Woods

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 52: Kyla Woods

    What an awesome season we have had! I really do love these conversations. Some exciting news before I dive in to how awesome Kyla Woods is.

    This is a wrap. That’s right. After 52 awesome episodes, three amazing seasons and a lot of conversations, we are taking a break from Kitchen Convos.  Don’t worry! I’ll still be here hosting conversations. What it means is that we are launching a new podcast with a broader “net” to be able to talk to more people who are passionate about what they love doing. I am just beaming with pride from this body of work we have created. I am so grateful to Matt Spaulding & Kelly Baldsare for their help in creating and producing these conversations that have been so empowering and good.

    Kyla was the bridge for me here. She isn’t a “food person” but is a home cook feeding her family and has an amazing business called Crowd or Camera. When we are together we can talk a mile a minute and, well, fuel each other’s passion for creating change in a positive way. She isn’t afraid of wearing her heart on her sleeve and I absolutely love her Instagram (kylawoodstv) cooking segments she calls “ChefBoyarKay.”

    She has been a news anchor and now is using her talents to help build others through Crowd or Camera, a consulting company to help others with public speaking, presentations and interviews. She is so good.

    She also has her own podcast with her husband Allen Woods called Permanent Plus One where they get real about marriage and so much more.

    Kyla, thank you for having us in your beautiful new home and sharing your heart and soul with me. I am so grateful to know you!

    Crowd or Camera

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    Kitchen Convos is hosted at RachelDesRochers.com

    • 41 min
    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 51: Renee Schuler

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 51: Renee Schuler

    What is it like to be one of the top caterers in Cincinnati? What is it like to be the top woman-owned catering company in Cincinnati?

    In this week’s episode I sit down with boss babe Renee Schuler, owner of Eat Well Celebrations, in her Newport, KY home.

    Renee made us one of the best bloody mary’s I’ve ever had and a plate of bacon, I mean – HELLO I LOVE YOU!

    We talked about her journey, lessons she has learned over the years and why she is a caterer.

    But really, she is a celebrations company! SO GOOD!

    Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts

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    This week’s episode is brought to you by First Watch and Cincinnati Wood Collaborative.

    Kitchen Convos is hosted at RachelDesRochers.com

    • 46 min
    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 50: Grant Johnson

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 50: Grant Johnson

    Locally smoked trout. Say wha?!?! In this week’s episode I had the delight of sitting down at Grant’s house, hearing about why and how he is growing a trout company in Cincinnati.

    Ok- so maybe a little clarification – he has a freshwater fish company that is actually based in Wisconsin and established in 1955. The original founders were well-known conservationists who took advantage of the ice cold springs feeding the ponds on the property to build the natural trout farm.  

    Grant, a computer guy by day, wasn’t really looking at getting into the food industry, but after dealing with his daughter’s food allergies he saw first hand what our food system really looked like.  He was particularly shocked by how unregulated the fish industry was. A few years, and a ton of research later, he knew he could do something about it. That is where Plymouth Springs Fish comes in – he & his wife bought the company in 2016.

    They are committed to to providing families clean, chemical free fish and building a business that is transparent and focused on sustainability. They ship products, they do farmers markets in Cincinnati & Wisconsin and some of our favorite restaurants serve their fish.

    I have to say – the smoked trout is AMAZING and we ate it all up!

    Grant recommends you check out this website to learn more about fish:  http://www.seafoodwatch.org/

    You can find out more about Plymouth Springs by visiting their website and don’t forget you can get it shipped directly to your door!

    So tune into this week’s episode. Listen to Grant talk about his journey of building a company for the health of his kids!

    Plymouth Springs Fish Co.











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    • 44 min
    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 49: David Bach

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 49: David Bach

    Friends, it is so good to be back! I enjoyed the last couple weeks off and now we are rounding out the last 4 episodes of Season 3. It’s so good!

    When I think of David Bach, he is one of these guys who embody what what Kitchen Convos is about.

    David worked in the restaurant industry for more than 15 years, giving up a lot of himself and his time for late nights and hard learning. In leaving the restaurant business and starting a custom wood working business serving the local restaurant scene, he has discovered more about himself and what matters most. David got sober, grew his family, and discovered other rad dads who want more family time.

    I am so grateful to David of Cincinnati Wood Collaborative for sponsoring this season, getting real about his sobriety and sharing how this new path has brought so much good to his life. Hope you enjoy this week’s episode!

    Tune in to this week’s episode and get a REALLY behind the scenes glimpse!











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    Kitchen Convos is hosted at RachelDesRochers.com

    • 44 min
    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 48: Aaron Sharpe

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 48: Aaron Sharpe

    I have known Aaron for a few years now. I got to know him at WNKU where he worked for many years until its untimely sign-off in 2017.

    I love reminding him about my appearance Movers, Shakers, & Tastemakers when I played Taylor Swift.

    So what happens when a guy who loves food but really LOVES music partners with someone who likes music and really LOVES food?!

    The answer is the newest addition to the Pendleton Area happens – Lucius Q

    Aaron is a co-owner at Lucius Q, a RAD spot (try the queso- I promise it’s good) that opened less than a year ago. This conversation was a fun way to catch up with him, chat about WNKU, great food and how he plans to tie the magic of music and his love of BBQ under one roof. 

    Tune in to this week’s episode and get a REAL glimpse behind the smoke!

    Lucius Q

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    Please don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review too!

    This week’s episode is brought to you by First Watch and Cincinnati Wood Collaborative.

    Kitchen Convos is hosted at RachelDesRochers.com

    • 48 min
    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 47: First Watch Restaurant

    Kitchen Convos Podcast Ep. 47: First Watch Restaurant

    I have focused so much of this storytelling platform on the small food businesses that make up our region. This Kitchen Convo is with the awesome team at First Watch.  I walked away from this interview thinking about how lovely it is to hear how big companies still feel small.

    The founder of First Watch lives in Florida but is from Cincinnati so this was the first market developed outside of Florida.  Now there are more than 350 locations. What a success story!

    I met with Lauren, the regional marketing manager, and two of their directors of operations. We chatted about new menus, laughed a ton, ate cinnamon chip pancakes, washed it down with fresh juices and celebrated how rewarding it is to have a job you love and go home to your kids every AFTERNOON!

    It made me remember how important these stories are for all of us because isn’t that what we all want – a job that we love that also supports being home with our families more?!

    Thank you Lauren, Tonya and Matt for sharing so much goodness with us!

    Tune into this week’s episode. Listen to a team of passionate folks who have found a job they love, making food they love, supporting a community they love.

    And finally, a deep heartfelt THANK YOU to First Watch for sponsoring Season 3 of Kitchen Convos.Thanks to their willingness to be part of this project, we were able to launch our YouTube channel and pay our producer, who volunteered his time the last two seasons. Maybe that is too much information but when Lauren called and said they’d love to sponsor, my heart literally jumped out of my chest.

    First Watch











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    Please don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review too!

    This week’s episode is brought to you by First Watch and Cincinnati Wood Collaborative.

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    • 30 min

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17 Ratings

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The best!

So inspiring!!! Love this podcast!!!

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Excellent Show

I like to eat food. I like to watch shows about cooking. I am not a big time fan of doing the actual prep. Listening to this show though makes me wonder why these kinds of stories arent being given a televised platform on the food or cooking channel. Keep up the great work.

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