Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Richard hangs out with legend of the food world restaurateur Drew Nieporent at the Jackson Hole Food and Wine Winterfest. Listen in as Drew shares his insight from years as a successful restaurateur and traveling to events, Richard and Drew exchange stories about meeting comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and Drew even talks about working with Robert De Niro. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!

Starving for Attention with Richard Blais
01:17:11 3/19/2019

Past Episodes

Ben Conniff and Luke Holden the founders of Luke's Lobster hang out with Richard in New York City. The duo talk about what inspired them to start the business and how far they've come over the last 10 years. We find out what a traditional Maine lobster roll is all about. And you wont want to miss the fruit that gets 86ed to throw Richard for a loop.
01:03:36 8/13/2019
Today, Top chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum, Chef and owner of Death By Tequila, Angelo Sosa hangs out with Richard! The friends and former competitors talk about the influences of Top Chef on their Kitchens including their use of Quickfires to foster creativity. Richard draws comparisons between Steph Curry's 3 point shooting and using a pressure cooker. And having both originated from the East coast, Angelo and Richard explore the adjustment to seasons and produce in California.
01:16:07 8/6/2019
Today, culinary power couple Jet and Ali Tila hang out with Richard! Jet and Richard ask Ali about spending more time in front of the camera including how she feels about live shows. Richard inquires about Jet and Ali's background as educators and how they feel it has influenced their work in the kitchen. And we even find out what type of musician Richard wanted to be before he devoted himself to culinary pursuits. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
01:14:43 7/30/2019
Today, Top Chef alum (Seasons 3 and 10) and Champion (Duels), former member of the US National Volleyball Team, and Chef Partner for Aba and ?ma for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, CJ Jacobson sits down with Richard in Chicago. CJ discusses his more non-traditional path after Top Chef, including when he chose to work at Noma in Copenhagen so he could observe Chef René Redzepi. Richard and Chef Jacobson talk about the influences his time as a professional Volleyball player have had on his work ethic and competitive spirit in the kitchen. And CJ explains how he feels patience and a positive perspective have brought him the best results working with his staff to foster culinary creativity. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
01:30:37 7/23/2019
Today Richard catches up with Chef Gavin Kaysen in his flagship Spoon and Stable Restaurant. After explaining how Gavin is working with his hometown Minnesota Wild, he and Richard draw parallels between athletics and the culinary worlds. Gavin talks about his long run working for Chef Daniel Boulud, the influences he has taken from there and the lessons he is able to pass on. Gavin also speaks about how their industry can change into more of a profession and the ways he has already been working towards that goal. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod.
01:24:18 7/16/2019
Today, chef, restaurateur, author, and culinary celebrity, Ashley Christensen spends time with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Ashley speaks about the honor of winning the James Bear award for outstanding chef in the country in 2019. The gang also talks about how Ashley's South Eastern roots influenced her love for food and cooking. And you'll definitely want to hear how Ashley likes to connect with the ghost of a space when she sets up her restaurants, in at least one case somewhat literally! Join us on social @ Starving4Pod!
01:18:35 7/9/2019
Today, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey joins Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Listen to Bobby share his almost 25 years of experience with the event and how the audiences have changed over time. Richard labels Bobby a, "Celebrity Runner" before Bobby tells the story of how he annoyed wife (and inadvertently Richard) during the 5K Charity run. And find out how Bobby's passion for his guests and laid back attitude contradict the elitism sometimes associated with his profession. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
00:59:26 7/2/2019
Today, contestant on season 3 and season 8 All-Stars, chef Casey Thompson catches up with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the laughs as Casey shares the crazy adventure involving Dwayne Wade and getting escorted out of a tent at the event before the podcast. Learn why Mel Brooks sent Casey and her husband 3 bottles of wine. And as a Texas native, Casey laments the lack of Tex-Mex in California. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
01:06:40 6/25/2019
Chef, television personality and friend of the pod, Carla Hall, stops by to chat with Richard and Jazmin during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the fun as they recount the many festivities in Aspen including a secret room invite. Carla shares a story about the thoughts and emotions she felt during one of the competitions on her and Richard's season of Top Chef All-Stars. And when they play a game of Carla's Choice, it's not nearly as difficult as the namesake might suggest. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
00:52:54 6/18/2019
Today, Youtube star and viral sensation with his, "Kalen Reacts" videos, Kalen Allen joins Richard and Jazmin in the studio. You wont want to miss a minute of the fun as they talk about how Kalen first went viral while attending Temple University. Kalen also shares how his meteoric rise got him a job on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And of course we get some first hand reactions from Kalen including his thought on In-N-Out Burger since moving to the west coast. Don't forget to join us on social @Starving4pod!
01:05:12 6/11/2019

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