CHEF JEN CARROLL
Chef Jennifer Carroll brings the spice wherever she goes. Having met on Top Chef All-Stars LA, Jamie and Jen reconnect and talk about their experience going on the show twice, and Jen’s newest endeavor. Carroll Couture Cuisine: https://www.eatccc.com/
CHEF BRUCE MOFFETT
Before leading a kitchen of his own, Jamie spent three years working under Chef Bruce Moffett at Barrington’s in Charlotte, NC. In this episode, the two reconnect and reminisce on their days in the kitchen together, and catch up on everything that Bruce has been up to since. Bruce’s Cookbook: Bruce Moffett Cooks- A New…
Want to know the secret to the perfect smash burger? Listen as guest Paul Manley, Charlotte restaurateur, discusses the burger business, a hospitality gene that you probably possess, and how to adjust your leadership style.
The 10 year anniversary of their first restaurant concept, Church & Union Charlotte, is just around the corner. In this episode, Patrick & Jamie reflect back on their vision, early days in operation, and where they stand as a group now.
CHEF CHRIS COLEMAN
Charlotte native and Chopped champion, Chef Chris Coleman, discusses leadership tactics in the kitchen, behind the scenes of opening his new Rock Hill hot spot- Old Town Kitchen + Cocktails, balancing family and work life, and his plans for another restaurant and further expansion.
CHEF SAM DIMINICH
The chef that beat Bobby Flay fills us in on how he fills up NFL player Christian McCaffrey as his personal chef, his sobriety journey & business venture throughout the pandemic, and how he made his way up in the culinary scene. Ben’s Friends: https://www.bensfriendshope.com/ “Offering a bridge to sobriety for F+B professionals”
Hospitality extraordinaire, Madison White, broke into the industry at 14 years old at a pizza shop in Long Island. Fast forward, she now serves as the Vice President of Operations for the 5th Street Group. Work ethic in the digital age, managing gen z, robot chefs, why they implemented the Tip The Kitchen Initiative instead…
“If they say it’s me, it’s not me.” Jamie meets former anonymous Charlotte food critic, Helen Schwab, face to face for the very first time. Follow along as they discuss influencer culture, how Helen maintained her anonymity, a living wage for all, her all-time favorite dining experience, and more.
PATRICK WHALEN & ALEJANDRO TORIO
Patrick, Alejandro, and Jamie have been partners for a decade now. In our pilot episode, they will go into detail on how they built their dream team, reflect on the past two years of rapid expansion in the pandemic, and touch on their plans for the near and far future.