72 episodes

Journalist Kate Sullivan transports you to restaurants around the country to hear the diverse stories of entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and change-agents at their favorite restaurant. The show is a celebration of people who have taken an idea from "inspiration to execution" through their own imagination and hard work and are now using their success to help others and ultimately change the world. It's also a celebration of food and the place it holds in our life stories. Despite different races, religions, and beliefs, sitting down to a delicious meal over fascinating conversation can often get to the heart of what life is all about.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Journalist Kate Sullivan transports you to restaurants around the country to hear the diverse stories of entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and change-agents at their favorite restaurant. The show is a celebration of people who have taken an idea from "inspiration to execution" through their own imagination and hard work and are now using their success to help others and ultimately change the world. It's also a celebration of food and the place it holds in our life stories. Despite different races, religions, and beliefs, sitting down to a delicious meal over fascinating conversation can often get to the heart of what life is all about.

    Michael Tubbs

    Michael Tubbs

    Michael Tubbs – Politician




    Location: La Palma in Stockton, CA


     



    Michael Tubbs made history when he became the youngest mayor of Stockton, California, before the age of 30. Before that, he became the youngest City Council member at the age of 22. From a table at Michael’s favorite restaurant in Stockton called La Palma, we dive into the dishes he loves and find out why he loves them. Then we hear the incredible story of a young man with political ambition from a very young age, who chose a life of public service because he felt he had to.



     


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    Official Website: MTubbs.com


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    Instagram: @MichaelDTubbs


    Twitter: @MichaelDTubbs


     


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    Official Website: LaPalmaOnTheMile.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/LaPalmaOnTheMile


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    • 29 min
    Maryam Banikarim

    Maryam Banikarim

    Maryam Banikarim – Chief Marketing Officer – Nextdoor


     


    Maryam Banikarim is the Chief Marketing Officer for Nextdoor, a neighborhood app creating meaningful connections for neighbors. Prior to Nextdoor Maryam was the Chief Marketing Officer at Hyatt Hotels, Gannett, NBCUniversal, and Univision. She is known as a force for change recognized for her boundless curiosity, ability to build dynamic teams, and forge powerful partnerships. 

    During the pandemic Maryam created a nonprofit called NYCNext, a volunteer movement aimed at supporting New York’s artist community and revitalizing the city. NYCNext created pop-ups all over the city, including a star-studded rendition of New York State of Mind. Fast Company named her one of the Top 10 Disruptors, the New York Post named her One of the Most Powerful Women in New York, and Advertising Age named her a Woman to Watch.


     


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    Official Site: NYCNext.org


    Instagram: @MBanikarim


    Twitter: @NewYorkCityNext

    • 42 min
    Alex Guarnaschelli

    Alex Guarnaschelli

    Alex Guarnaschelli – Chef & TV Host


     


    Alex Guarnaschelli is a chef, author and host of a new show on the Food Network. She currently serves as an executive chef in New York City's Butter restaurant. She's appeared in countless television programs on the Food Network, including The Kitchen, Chopped, Iron Chef America, Guy's Grocery Games and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. This month she stars in a new show entitled Alex vs America, where she battles chefs from around the country. Alex talks about her incredible career in the kitchen and on television, how she builds teams and creates culture in her kitchen, and how she's navigating one of the toughest years of her life. 


     


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    Instagram: @ToDineForTV


    Twitter: @KateSullivanTV


    Email: ToDineForTV@gmail.com


     


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    Official Site: AlexGuarnaschelli.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/ChefAlexGuarnaschelli


    Instagram: @Guarnaschelli


    Twitter: @Guarnaschelli

    • 33 min
    Payal Kadakia

    Payal Kadakia

    Payal Kadakia – Founder & Executive Chairwoman – ClassPass


     


    Location: Javier's in Century City, CA


     



    Payal Kadakia is the founder and chairwoman of ClassPass, an app designed to make scheduling your favorite fitness class an easier experience. Her story of creation and execution is a fascinating one. It all starts with her deep passion for dance. Specifically, Indian dance.

    Armed with a degree from MIT, Payal started off on a more traditional path, but one decision changed everything. From a table at Javier's in Century City, California, Payal shares the whole story of how ClassPass came to be, most recently acquired by Mindbody. Furthermore, she provides a blueprint for how to get started no matter what your venture looks like.



     


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    Follow Our Guest:


    Official Website: PayalKadakia.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/PayalHKadakia


    Instagram: @Payal


    Twitter: @PayalKadakia


     


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    Official Website: Javiers-Cantina.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/JaviersCenturyCity


    Instagram: @JaviersCantina


    Twitter: @JaviersCantina

    • 29 min
    Greg Cameron

    Greg Cameron

    Greg Cameron – President & CEO – The Joffrey Ballet


     


    Greg Cameron is the president and CEO of the Joffrey Ballet. Under his leadership the Joffrey has set new records at the box office, and built the strongest financial foundation in its history. His work in the arts in Chicago has spanned many different venues, from PBS station WTTW, to the Museum of Contemporary Art, to the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is dedicated to supporting the arts and artists, and creating meaningful experiences for others. We continue our conversations around dance today as Greg offers a unique perspective on the world of dance - especially what it really takes to support the arts, and produce productions for us all to enjoy.


     


    Follow To Dine For:


    Official Website: ToDineForTV.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/ToDineForTV


    Instagram: @ToDineForTV


    Twitter: @KateSullivanTV


    Email: ToDineForTV@gmail.com


     


    Thank You to our Sponsors!


    Mastercard


    American National Insurance


    Spiritless - Use promo code TODINEFOR for free shipping


    Terlato Wine Group - Use promo code TODINEFOR for 15% off


     


    Follow Our Guest:


    Official Site: Joffrey.org


    Facebook: Facebook.com/TheJoffreyBallet


    Instagram: @JoffreyBallet


    Twitter: @JoffreyBallet

    • 37 min
    Misty Copeland

    Misty Copeland

    Misty Copeland – Ballerina




    Location: The Mermaid Inn in New York City


     



    Misty Copeland is the principal ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the first African American woman to hold that role in the 75-year history of the theatre. Her journey to this moment is an incredible one. She is a powerhouse and superstar in the world of ballet, and had to overcome so much to find her footing. Despite not starting ballet until the age of 13, Misty was considered a prodigy and didn't let anyone stop her from pursuing her passion. At her favorite restaurant in New York City, Misty shares the whole story of how she got started, and where she's headed now.



     


    Follow To Dine For:


    Official Website: ToDineForTV.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/ToDineForTV


    Instagram: @ToDineForTV


    Twitter: @KateSullivanTV


    Email: ToDineForTV@gmail.com


     


    Thank You to our Sponsors!


    American National Insurance


    Spiritless - Use promo code TODINEFOR for free shipping


    Terlato Wine Group - Use promo code TODINEFOR for 15% off


     


    Follow Our Guest:


    Official Website: MistyCopeland.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/MistyCopeland


    Instagram: @MistyOnPointe


    Twitter: @MistyOnPointe


     


    Follow The Restaurant:


    Official Website: TheMermaidNYC.com


    Facebook: Facebook.com/TheMermaidNYC


    Instagram: @TheMermaidNYC


    Twitter: @TheMermaidNYC

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

I-Fly SWA ,

I'm hooked after the first episode!

I'd never heard of To Dine For but I'm now a new fan! I listened to the first episode with a slight bias because I know the guest, Suzanne Muchin. The host probed questions that received answers, and Suzanne gave honest, deep revelations that were thought provoking. Truly enjoyed the camaraderie between the two women and will be checking out Milt's BBQ For The Perplexed!

Jawline Gems ,

Alpana Singh

Terroir...great interview! I wish I had picture to go with the sound...related story - I was always complimented on being able to announce graduates from all nationalities and tough-sounding names...”when you say ANYTHING with enough conviction, people will think you know what you’re talking about!

LoChicago17 ,

Can't wait!!!

Kate - LOVED the teaser!! So excited for To Dine For in this new medium! Thank you for bringing us the stories of passion and dreams that will fuel is through this tough times!!

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