Chefs Coast to Coast
By Lauren Ignited
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From the Gulf Coast to the Gold Coast, Lauren talks with Chefs and Owners of Hometown Hero Restaurants to find out what goes on behind the kitchen doors and how they make the dishes we love.
||CleanCristina Hendrickson Creates Divine Treats for Primehouse||Cristina Hendrickson is an Executive Pastry Chef at Primehouse, the #1 Steakhouse in Chicago voted by Chicago magazine. Working alongside James Beard nominated chefs to landing her prestigious role at Primeshouse, Cristina found baking to be her...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZachary Casler Wants you to Swipe Right for Good Food on Dindr||Zachary Casler is an avid food photographer/blogger and is the Founder and CEO of Dindr – Houston’s first social dining app. What is Dindr? It’s an app that allows you to choose where, when and what you want to eat. You swipe through...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris (Crash) Hethcox: A Bold Chef with Bold Flavors||Chris “Crash” Hethcox is a bold man with an equally bold nickname. Known by everyone as Crash, he takes a similar approach to his career in cooking- going all in with force and bravado. His energetic and determined spirit has brought...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInnovative Crepes from a Friendly Cart in Montrose||Sean Carroll, the spirited food maestro behind crepe cart Melange Creperie, was first inspired to bring the art of crepes back to Houston after his honeymoon to Paris. He enjoyed the flare and technique behind making crepes describing it as...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCafe Tola, A Delicious Literal Labor of Love||Café Tola is a café specializing in coffee and empanadas built upon a literal labor of love. Run by Victoria Salamanca with the help of her husband, Gerardo, you can tell Café Tola is their baby; it combines the handmade, extremely delicious...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 032: "Chef's Special": Ron Swanson Inspired Brunch||There is bacon, lots of bacon||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 031: From Punk Rock to Farm to Table||Chef E.J. Miller has a long relationship with food that was first inspired by his aunt’s hospitality. To him, his aunt cooks the perfect home cooked meal from heart (she never uses a recipe!) and never lets anyone leave hungry. Through his years of...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpoken Cafe Has a Carefully Crafted Bespoke Menu||Will Goodwin, owner of Spoken Café, is a self-proclaimed “handyman” who once went to school for architecture but then found himself in the coffee/café world. A New Orleans transplant, his penchant for big and bold flavors come through in...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Chef's Special": Chef's Coast to Coast Favorites of 2016||Chef Joey Celmer: From Disney to Africa to Chicago, This Guy Knows His Stuff||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028: A Traveling Chef that Brings the Comforts of Home Through Southern Style Food||For our first episode of 2017, Chef Darnell Reed talks about his biggest influence on his cooking career, his great grandmother, Luella, for whom he credits his recipes and restaurant namesake- Luella’s Southern Kitchen. Having been in the...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: The Unheard Voices of Chefs Coast to Coast||Go Behind the Scenes and Get to Know the Team||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: Texas BBQ Lessons with John Avila||John Avila, Executive Chef & Owner of El Burro and the Bull in Houston, Texas came on Chefs Coast to Coast this week and we talked about some serious business: BBQ. He was raised in BBQ restaurants all over Texas and with his Mexican heritage, he...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: All For the Love of Apples||This week on Chefs Coast to Coast I spoke with Tom Rosenfeld, owner of Heartland Café in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. A self-proclaimed lover of apples, Tom started his relationship with the restaurant world by first being a food...||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: How Indian & Pakistani Fusion is Done||This week I chatted with Fahim Sarharia from Tandoor Char House in Chicago. He co-owns Tandoor with his brother, Faraz. The two grew up around a lively kitchen full of incredible meals. We chatted about the difference between Pakistani and...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Don't Play with Your Food, DRAW It!||How a love for cartooning turned into a career in the restaurant industry||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Dreams of Cupcakes Do Come True!||How Ivy went from dream to reality to TV!||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: How Honey Butter Fried Chicken Got Started||Their food is locally sourced and dripping in deliciousness||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: 4 Day Brunch in Mexico||Cause, why not?!||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Tacos of Texas||Where to Eat Them and What to Eat||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Eat Your Way Through Your Retreat!||Escape to the woods and cleanse more than just your soul||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: Tex-Orleans Life in Texas!||How to make the perfect Grillades and Grits||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015: Why You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day||Yes, really!||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Caution: This Episode Is Not For Vegans||Hear about the Butcher's Ball Happening in Texas||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: Can You Handle The Heat||My love of hot & spicy foods comes from a long line of Texans before me. It was great having Kerry Stessel of Hot Line Pepper Products on Chefs Coast to Coast to talk about his passion for all things hot and how many peppers he's tasted. This...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: Millennials: This is how to cook||Don't worry, it's easy!||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: How a 24 year old built a Restaurant from an Apt||The making of Roost in Houston, TX||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Why You Should Hire a Female Chef||Chef Nicole Pederson Shares Her Journey to becoming Executive Chef||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: Chef Anisha Anand Shares Tips & Tricks for Cooking at Home||Why the first ingredient you need is a knife||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: The One Thing That's More Important Than Education||Chef Paul Shares His Story of Traveling the World Teaching Himself to Cook||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Chef JD Woodward talks Southern Food with a Serious Twist||If you thought Texas was all BBQ and Fried Chicken, THINK AGAIN||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Chef Michael Sanguinetti & EPIC Chefs||Chef Mikey shares plans for his next big restaurant and even bigger chef app||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Gluten Free & Vegan Baking with Chef Jody of Jody Cakes!||Learn a few tips around the kitchen to ensure your cakes are never flat!||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Anthony Calleo Shares the Art & Science Behind Making a Perfect Pizza at Home||Pi Pizza HTX, Houston, TX||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: The Breakfast Klub||Restaurant Owner Marcus Davis talks about the expansion of Houston's renowned Breakfast spot: The Breakfast Klub, as well as a few tips for making a great breakfast at home!||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Chef Amber Keyser & The Black Door Dinner Society||Chef Amber Keyser gives us the behind the scenes look at secret pop-up dinners happening in Houston||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I want breakfast now
Listened to Lauren’s interview with Marcus Davis and it’s always inspiring to listen to someone’s story of how they got to be where they are. Mr. Davis sounds like he’s doing a lot for the community in Houston. Listening made me want to get in line for the Breakfast Klub.
So much more than food
This podcast is about so much more than chefs and their creations. Host Lauren Ignited brings on guests that have experience inside and outside the kitchen, who share their experience with business, their insights on food creativity, and their personal lives. Her reach expands beyond Houston and Chicago, anyone anywhere (with any dietary restrictions!) can appreciate Chefs Coast to Coast.
New ideas for more than just food!
At first I thought this would just be for the foodies, but it’s so much more! Anyone who likes to eat, is interested in entrepreneurship, business, stories of local lore, legend and culture (especially Houston and Chicago) will get something out of Lauren’s show. Lauren, I hope you keep adding more “coasts” and take this on the road!