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On Pan Con Podcast, we take on big ideas in conversation with Miami chef Michael Beltran (Ariete, Chug's, Leña, etc.). We'll also bring on guests — many, but not all, from the world of food and beverage. It's a behind-the-curtain look at restaurants, craft, creativity, entrepreneurship and more.It's an opportunity for DADE (DADEmag.com) to bring you a new voice in service of the same old goal: great stories, fresh perspective, from DADE, for all.
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On Pan Con Podcast, we take on big ideas in conversation with Miami chef Michael Beltran (Ariete, Chug's, Leña, etc.). We'll also bring on guests — many, but not all, from the world of food and beverage. It's a behind-the-curtain look at restaurants, craft, creativity, entrepreneurship and more.It's an opportunity for DADE (DADEmag.com) to bring you a new voice in service of the same old goal: great stories, fresh perspective, from DADE, for all.
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    Chef Andres Kaifer of Customshop in Charlotte on taking over and changing a longstanding restaurant

    Chef Andres Kaifer of Customshop in Charlotte on taking over and changing a longstanding restaurant

    Chef Andrés Kaifer recently took over Charlotte, North Carolina's Customshop. The restaurant had been around for about 15 years — a feat, to be sure. But Andrés has helped make it one of the best — if not the best — restaurants in Charlotte. In this conversation with Mike Beltrán, Andrés talks about what it's been like to adapt to North Carolina's food culture as a Miami native, how North Carolina's cities are distinct from one another, and the challenges he's faced while implementing major changes at a longstanding restaurant.
    In addition, Andrés and Mike talk about their experiences executing a collaboration dinner at Customshop and prepping for one at The Gibson Room (this episode was recorded the night before that Gibson Room dinner in Miami).
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ariete Hospitality beverage director Tom Lasher-Walker on bartending, mixology, Michelin Stars

    Ariete Hospitality beverage director Tom Lasher-Walker on bartending, mixology, Michelin Stars

    Tom Lasher-Walker has played an integral role in the growth and refinement of Ariete Hospitality Group’s beverage programs. In this conversation with Mike Beltrán, the two talk about classic cocktails, why Mike thought Tom was a good for for Ariete’s company culture, the role of cocktail competition in the growth of cocktail culture, and the differences between bartending and mixology, among many other things. He also recalls the experience of being a part of the team that won Ariete its Michelin Star earlier in 2022.
    In the Patreon-exclusive extended cut of this interview, Tom explains why he misses “white smacked meat” from back home in the U.K., how he likes his coffee, and other matters of great importance.
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    • 2 hr 45 min
    Chef Karla Hoyos on World Central Kitchen, her grandmother's Mexican cooking, Tacotomía

    Chef Karla Hoyos on World Central Kitchen, her grandmother's Mexican cooking, Tacotomía

    Veracruz, Mexico native chef Karla Hoyos made an impression on José Andrés when took time from her job in Indiana to volunteer with World Central Kitchen in Puerto Rico, where the organization was feeding victims of Hurricane Maria. Not long after she was back at her job in Indiana, she was being recruited to join the team at The Bazaar in Miami Beach. What she’d told herself would be a two-year stint in South Florida has gone on considerably longer, and she’s preparing to put down roots in Miami with her own restaurant, Tacotomía.
    In this conversation with Michael Beltran, Karla talks about why she fell in love with food in her childhood in Mexico, the highs and lows of moving to the United States from Mexico, her relationship with José Andrés, and her plans for Tacotomía to be a place where she can put diners in touch with the feeling she gets preparing and eating food with her grandmother.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    LIVE with Jorge Mas — highs and lows of MasTec, Major League Soccer, building a stadium, advocating for a free Cuba

    LIVE with Jorge Mas — highs and lows of MasTec, Major League Soccer, building a stadium, advocating for a free Cuba

    In our third ever Pan Con Podcast Live event, host Mike Beltran sits with guest Jorge Mas (and 15 guests in the audience) for a conversation about business, leadership, legacy and culture.
    Jorge Mas is chairman at MasTec, an infrastructure engineering and construction company founded by his late father, Jorge Mas Canosa. He talks about the highs of growing that business into the largest Hispanic-owned company in the United States and the lows of seeing its stock price tank.
    More recently, Jorge played a key role in bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami. He’s the managing owner of Inter Miami CF (whose other owners are his brother José and soccer legend David Beckham). He tells Mike about what motivated him to get involved with soccer in the first place, the cultural and economic significance of bringing the team to South Florida, and the challenges (especially political ones) of building a new stadium complex for the team.
    Finally, we talk about Cuba, the ongoing protests on the island and what Jorge thinks is necessary for meaningful, lasting change there. Jorge is the chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation, which was also founded by his late father.
    The discussion was had at Ariete over a tasting menu sponsored by Courvoisier, Bordeaux Index, D’Artagnan Foods, and Sanpellegrino.
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    • 2 hr 23 min
    Talking Cuba, human rights and activism with author Vanessa García

    Talking Cuba, human rights and activism with author Vanessa García

    This episode was recorded on the same night as our previous release with guest Vanessa García. In that last episode, Vanessa and Mike discussed her new children’s book, “What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History, and Papan.”
    In this recording, the two discuss Cuba, human rights, and the whirlwind of protests, human rights campaigns and activism that followed Cuba’s July 11, 2021 protests. By that summer, Vanessa had studied and written about Cuba’s history and the resistance movement on the island for years. in the wake of the protest, she found herself diving deeper, taking on a slew of Cuba-related projects and immersing herself in more of the political side of the issue (as she notes in this interview, for instance, she traveled to the U.S. Capitol with Rosa María Payá to engage American lawmakers on the issue).
    What’s worked? What hasn’t? How have things changed? What’s the role of the Cuban diaspora? How can the movement for freedom in Cuba be more effective?
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Vanessa García's children's book "What The Bread Says" merges family, history, and kitchen tradition

    Vanessa García's children's book "What The Bread Says" merges family, history, and kitchen tradition

    The last time Vanessa García was on the podcast in 2019, we talked about Amparo, the immersive play she had created together with director Victoria Collado, her partner at Abre Camino Collective (also on that episode). This time around, Vanessa joins us to talk about her brand new children’s book, “What The Bread Says, Baking with Love, History, and Papan,” which draws on her childhood memories of making bread with her grandfather to tell kids his story of flight from war in Spain, Nazism in Germany and communist dictatorship in Cuba.
    What motivated her to write for kids? How has the book been received by children (including her own) and their parents? What’s it been like for the book’s publisher to wade into the debate over Cuba’s dictatorship? All that and more on the latest episode.
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