100 episodes

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Right At The Fork RATF

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    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

    #288 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

    #288 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

    We catch up with Kurt Huffman of ChefStable to discuss lots to do with the state of the restaurant business in 2021.  Having a stake in dozens of projects and restaurants gives Kurt and great perspective on some of the challenges facing both restaurants and their employees, and diners these days. We talk about his new projects in Lake Oswego and Beaverton and perhaps as far as the Oregon Coast.  We touch on the evolution of buying the Tasty brand from John and Renee Gorham. Kurt also shares how boxing has helped him deal with the stresses of owning a host of restaurants.
     
    Also, we hear why if all goes as planned, Kurt will be living in France in 2023.
     
    Lastly, we talk about the loss of much of the foundation of Portland's hallmark restaurants and chefs with the exit of Andy Ricker, John and Renee Gorham, and Jose Chesa from the city.
     
    The link to donate to Chef Chesa's GoFundMe campaign is here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-chesas-rebuild-their-home
     
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com 
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    RATF Classic: #281 Kyo Koo - Bokki Seoul NYC

    RATF Classic: #281 Kyo Koo - Bokki Seoul NYC

    Chef Kyo Koo, whom Portlanders will know from his days at BlueHour and more recently as proprietor of Danwei Canting, joins Chris to talk about working on his new concept in New York City, Bokki Seoul. Coming out of the pandemic, Chris asks Kyo about his thoughts about fast casual, take-out, and whether something closer to fine dining is something we can expect to return like the days of old.
    Issues like rent and labor are considered, as well as what may be in store for Portland's food scene coming out of the pandemic (we hope!)
    This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com 
    Andina: www.AndinaRestaurant.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #287 Jason F. French - Personal Coach for Men

    #287 Jason F. French - Personal Coach for Men

    Jason French was once referred to as an "Portland ambassador" by our host Chris Angelus when it came to Portland's food world, but even beyond that: embodying much of the spirit of the city, a dozen years ago to the point before Covid hit.  Cut to 2021, and Jason is moving out of the hospitality business and into personal coaching for men, utilizing many of the skillsets and experience he gained as chef/owner of Ned Ludd, which he's now selling.
     
    We talk about his years at Ned Ludd, where Portland is now as a city and how we got here, and also why men can benefit from his introspective coaching.  
     
    Email Jason at jason.f.french@gmail.com
     
    Or check him out on Instagram: @jasonffrench
    And his wife Carrie: @carriekalscheuer
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #11 Carrie & Jody of Greater Goods

    RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #11 Carrie & Jody of Greater Goods

    The Joy of Drinking Podcast returns, as Joy sits down with Carrie from Greater Goods!
    If you've ever tasted their delicious CBD chocolates, you know that everything they create is of superior quality and is absolutely delicious.
    Carrie and Jody share with Joy details about a new line of products: 100% vegan CBD gummies.
    Right at the Fork podcasts are supported by:
    Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com

    • 20 min
    #286 Mary Amter - Mary's Culinary Classes for Kids

    #286 Mary Amter - Mary's Culinary Classes for Kids

    We venture outside of Oregon this week with Mary Amter, host Chris' former beloved neighbor in Connecticut, who joins us to talk about her cooking classes geared for kids and adults.
     
    Covid brought her classes online, which can be found on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/mccguilford/videos. 
     
    Mary talks about her childhood cooking with Mom and Dad, her husband's chef and teaching world, and how she decided, as a busy mother of three teenage kids, to start offering cooking classes on the Connecticut shoreline. 
     
    Right at the Fork is supported by: 
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse:  www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #285 Lauro Romero - República

    #285 Lauro Romero - República

    Lauro Romero, chef of República  , a new hotspot on the Portland food scene, joins us to discuss his childhood and Mom's influence in his native Mexico on his food sensibilities.  We track his journey from farms in Mexico through Utah to Portland, where Chef Lauro helmed one of Portland's best seafood spots, King Tide.  Chef talks about the things that came together with his partners to form what he believes is a perfect team to offer great food, drinks, coffee and service at República.
    Right at the Fork is supported by: 
    Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
    RingSide Steakhouse:  www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
    Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Steph from Gresham ,

Best food podcast

This is my new go-to source for restaurant recommendations and Portland food news. Chris and Cort do a great job!!

Gregory Day ,

Excellent

You have to hand it to Right At The Fork, their show is a template for how to do produce Pac NW food show & they've been an invaluable resource for me this past year & I hope for many to come.

twc912 ,

Great interviews - but Gary....

I’ve listened to this diligently for the last few years. The insight you get from area Chef’s is really interesting and fun to listen to. I get that Gary is a big part of the Podcast, but it gets really old hearing about how boring (insert a plethora of other adjectives Gary uses) Portland’s food scene is. And how great SF’s is. That shtick gets really old. I don’t listen to the podcast to hear that and I don’t think it benefits the podcast or listener.

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