Behind The Smoke
By Shawn P. Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market
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This podcast is dedicated to revealing the truths in the business of BBQ, the sexy Instagram photos come later. Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market take you Behind the Smoke each episode to share BBQ War Stories, raw and untrimmed. Subscribe and join us inside the circle of smoke. A San Diego Sports Entertainment Entrepreneur, Tailgating Event Specialist and Low-N-Slow BBQ Promoter, Shawn is the Owner of Cali Comfort BBQ that’s been in business since 2008. A third generation butcher and former NFL player, Derek is the Owner of Valley Farm Market that’s been in business for over 60 years. Shawn and Derek have failed many times and they’ve picked up some extremely helpful secrets/tips along the way. You won’t hear anything like this in your BBQ Business 101 class.
||Explicit#033: Owning and Operating a Whole Animal Butcher Shop in North Park - The Heart and Trotter||James Holtslag - The Heart and Trotter Butchery - North Park, San Diego @heartandtrotter James Holtslag grew up in the Virginia countryside, hunting and fishing learning how to prepare meats from a young age. After graduating college he worked in the...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#032: Inspired by BBQ Pitmasters, Barbecue Turned This Friendship Into Family - Yardpirates BBQ||Yardpirates BBQ - Competition BBQ Team - San Diego @Yardpiratesbbq Jeremy, Garrett, and Andy started their BBQ journey with friends - grilling and experimenting with different meats on a homemade grill. They found inspiration from the T.V. show...||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#031: If You Hate Your Job, Quit and Find Your "Bicycle" - Sam The Cooking Guy||Sam The Cooking Guy - Cook, TV/Online Personality, Author - San Diego @thecookingguy Sam The Cooking Guy started working with family and real estate before realizing that he was unhappy, he decided to pursue a cooking show that showcased his...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#030: Creating Your Own Culinary Side Hustle - Dinner With A Chef||Andres Hinojosa - Head Chef/Owner - Dinner With A Chef, San Diego @dinnerwithachef Website: http://www.dinnerwithachef.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dinnerwithachef/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dinnerwithachef...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#029: An Insiders Look Into Sports Journalism and Covering the NFL for ESPN & Pro Football's HOF - Jim Trotter||Jim Trotter - NFL reporter for ESPN, Howard Alum, PFWA president, NFL Hall of Fame voter, ESPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimTrotter_NFL/ Junior Seau - Life and Death Book: https://www.amazon.com/Junior-Seau-Life-Death-Football/dp/0544236173...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#028: Embracing Digital Marketing & Outstanding Leadership Has Allowed This Local News Station to Thrive - FOX 5 San Diego||Scott Heath - President & General Manager of FOX 5 San Diego, San Diego, CA - FOX 5 San Diego News Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fox5sandiego/ Shally Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shallyfox5/ Raoul...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#027: From Catering and Vending at Farmers Markets to Opening a Barbecue & Beer Restaurant - Corbin's Q||Corbin O'Reilly - Corbin's Q , San Diego, CA - Santa Maria Style Barbecue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corbinsq/ Website: https://www.corbinsq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorbinsQ/...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#026: Working Hard to Fulfill Your Dreams as a Restaurant Owner - Albert's Mexican Food||Albert Garzon, Albert's Fresh Mexican Food - 4 locations in San Diego, CA #PrayForVegas Website: http://www.albertsmexicanfood.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbertsMexicanFood/...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#025: A Backyard BBQ Family Relives the Las Vegas Shooting at Route 91 - Behind The Smoke||Tom & Tamara Murphy, Team WGW - Weber Grills Win, Spring Valley, CA #PrayForVegas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wgw_bbq/ Ole Hickory Pits: www.olehickorypits.com/ Grill Grates: https://www.grillgrate.com/ Weber...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#024: Turning a California Hockey Dream into a Sports Business Reality - San Diego Gulls Hockey Club||Matt Savant (@msavant88), President of Business Operations of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club, San Diego, CA Summary: Matt Savant grew up playing hockey but put his passion aside to begin a career in marketing at a toy company. Shortly...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#023: How a Corporate Event Planner Built a Global Lifestyle Concierge Firm - The Henley Company||Nicole Matthews (@henleyco), Global Event, Travel & Lifestyle Concierge | Speaker | Event Professor | Social Media Champ | Recess Architect | Permission Author San Diego, CA Website: http://thehenleycompany.com/...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#022: When Opening Your BBQ Business Doesn't Go As Planned - Primitive Smoke BBQ||Brandon Haynie and Jermaine Spotwood (@primitive_smoke_bbq), Previous Owners of Primitive Smoke BBQ in Pacific Beach, San Diego Website: https://www.primitivebbq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Primitive-BBQ-181148659095475/...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#021: Building Your Brand One Sexy UPC Code at a Time - Happy Hour Wine & Valley Farm Market||Kristin Jolley (@HappyHourWine @JolleyGoodTimes), Owner of Happy Hour Wine and Kat Nelson (@ValleyFarmMarket), Legendary Beverage Manager at Valley Farm Market ...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#020: From Sports Radio to the Dave and Jeff Show Podcast - Jeff Dotseth||Jeff Dotseth (@JeffDotseth @DaveNJeffShow @DavePalet) of the Dave and Jeff Show Podcast Website: https://daveandjeffshow.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dave-and-jeff-show/id1202706667?mt=2...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#019: The Visionary Leader Behind San Diego Sports Arena - Ernie Hahn||Ernie H. Hahn (@ErnieHahn @valleyviewcasinocenter) of AEG and Valley View Casino Center Website: http://www.aegworldwide.com/ http://valleyviewcasinocenter.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valleyviewcasinocenter/ ...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#018: When a Family Run Business Focuses on Educating the Customer - Harvest Meat Company||Kyle Leavy: (@meatkyle) of Harvest Meat Company Website: http://harvestmeat.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/harvest-meat-company-inc. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meatkyle/ Ole Hickory...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#017: Building a BBQ Legacy Through Community Service - Randy Gille||Randy Gille of BETonBBQ 2017 Ole Hickory Pits: www.olehickorypits.com/ Grill Grates: https://www.grillgrate.com/ Weber Grills: www.weber.com/US/en/grills Gene Goycochea and Randy...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#016: The Don King of BBQ - Arlieque Events||Arlie Bragg: The Don King of BBQ (@ArlieBragg) of Arlieque Events Website: http://arlie-que.com/ https://judgebbq.com/GRP_AEM/aem_index.php Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArliequeEventManagement/...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#015: How Commitment to Transparency Builds Lifetime Brand Loyalty for a Food Service Giant - US Foods||Josh & Kevin (@US_Foods) of US Foods Website: https://www.usfoods.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usfoods/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/USFoods Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/us_foods/...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#014 - Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017 PFUFA Weekend - Bolt Pride||Johnny Bolt Pride & Rafael ALVAREZ (@JonE_Boltpride) of Bolt Pride Website: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-bolt-pride-gatherings-not-typical-tailgate-2008oct09-story.html...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#013: - San Diego Sports and the New Era of Digital Marketing for Scott Kaplan - The Mighty 1090||Scott Kaplan (@ScottKaplan @Mighty1090 @ScottandBR) of Scott Kaplan Media Website: http://scottkaplanmedia.com/ http://www.mighty1090.com/ https://www.cbssports.com/...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#012 - BBQ Shop Owner by Day, Hard Rock Hotel Bartender by Night - The Smok'd Hog||Chris McAfee (@TheSmokdHog) of The Smok'd Hog in San Diego Website: https://thesmokdhog.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesmokdhog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesmokdhog/ Ole Hickory...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#011 - How Backyard BBQ Events Can Build a Business Partnership - Pork Belly's BBQ||Jerry McCray and Brian Bushfield (@PorkBellysBBQ & @HotSaucesnMore) of Pork Belly's BBQ and Hot Sauces N' More Website: http://www.hotsaucesnmore.com/ https://twitter.com/jerrymccray756...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#010: From the Del Mar BBQ State Championship to the Breeders' Cup, Del Mar Racing remains 'Cool As Ever' - Craig Dado||Craig Dado (@DelMarRacing) of Del Mar Racing Website: https://www.dmtc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DelMarRaces Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delmarracing/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelMarRacing Ole...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#009 - Raising Money for Charity in BBQ Events with Shane Walton - Organizations In Training||Shane Walton (@OrganizationsInTraining) of Organizations In Training Website: http://coopsbbq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoopsBBQ/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/coopsbbq/ Ole Hickory...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#008: Opening Up a Pizza Restaurant in La Jolla is Easy They Said - Wheat & Water||Ted Cochrane (@WheatandWater) of Wheat & Water Website: http://wheatandwater.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WheatAndWater/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheatandwater/ Ole Hickory...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#007: Winning Family Formula of Quality Beer and Premium Burgers - Brody's Burgers and Beer||Craig and Beth Broderick of Brody's Burgers and Beer Website: http://www.brodysburgersandbeer.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrodysBurgersBeer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brodysburgersandbeer/ Ole Hickory...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#006: How Food Network's Restaurant Impossible Turned Stacey Poon-Kinney into a Star - The Trails Eatery||Stacey Poon-Kinney (@SPKcooks) of The Trails Eatery Website: https://www.thetrailseatery.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTrailsEatery/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SPKCooks...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#005: From the Nursing World to West Texas BBQ in San Diego - Coop's BBQ||Brad Cooper (@CoopsBBQ) of Coops BBQ Website: http://coopsbbq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoopsBBQ/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/coopsbbq/ Ole Hickory Pits: www.olehickorypits.com/ Weber...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#004: From the Music Biz to Opening a BBQ Shop - Grande Ole BBQ y Asado||Andy Harris (@GrandeOleBBQyAsado) of Grande Ole BBQ y Asado Website: http://grandolebbq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grandolebbq Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandolebbqyasado/ Ole Hickory...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#003: Going From a Championship KCBS Team to a Restauranteur - Brazen BBQ||John Bracamonte (@BrazenBBQ) of Brazen BBQ Website: http://www.brazenbbq.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrazenBBQ/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/brazenbbq Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brazenbbq/ Ole...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#002: Tales from a KCBS BBQ Legend - Gene Goycochea||Gene Goycochea (@GGoycochea) from KCBS BBQ and Cali Comfort BBQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GGoycochea Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genegoycochea/ 2001 Article on CBBQA Out of the...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#001: From Backyard BBQ to KCBS Competition BBQ - Fern's Semi-Famous BBQ||Fernando Martinez (@FernsBBQ) from Fern's Semi Famous BBQ Website: www.fernsbbq.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/fernsbbq/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/fernsbbq Fern's BBQ on FOX 5 San...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love BBQ and talking ( and listening too!) about it! This is the podcast for you if you do too! The guys know their stuff and love to learn more about BBQ too!! Take some time to learn more about BBQ here!!
If you like legit down to earth BBQ talk. This is your podcast. Wish it was more than 1 episode a week!
Listening from Kentucky, love hearing So Cal BBQ and real talk from real people.