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Foodbeast Katchup

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With no-holds-barred conversations of all things food, The Foodbeast Katchup aims to find the backstories to your favorite restaurants, food brands, and chefs.

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With no-holds-barred conversations of all things food, The Foodbeast Katchup aims to find the backstories to your favorite restaurants, food brands, and chefs.

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By neha1996 - Mar 19 2019
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I first saw the videos of the podcasts up on YouTube and quickly became obsessed!!

#stinkypizza

By t3ndeep_eats - Feb 27 2019
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Keep up the great work fellas!!

iTunes Ratings

77 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
3
1
3
0

Love it!

By neha1996 - Mar 19 2019
Read more
I first saw the videos of the podcasts up on YouTube and quickly became obsessed!!

#stinkypizza

By t3ndeep_eats - Feb 27 2019
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Keep up the great work fellas!!
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Foodbeast Katchup

Latest release on May 22, 2020

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Rank #1: #106: How Cheesecake Factory Feeds 100M People A Year

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The Cheesecake Factory is a go-to restaurant for millions across the globe, and we spoke to the man in charge of making sure they all go home happy with their meal. 

Chief Culinary Officer Donald Moore has been with Cheesecake Facotry for over 18 years, and if there's a dish you love in their 21-page menu, he's personally had a hand in it. 

Every single one of their 200+ menu items go through him, whether they are a brand new dish, an old dish that needs a new makeover, or one that just needs a minute tweak. 

Moore joined the Foodbeast Katchup podcast and explained all the behind the scenes magic that goes on in the kitchen, and didn't hide a single thing, as he explained how all dishes are handmade, how they keep a high standard at all levels of the restaurant, and how they've been able to keep dedicated employees for 10, 15, and even 20+ years at all of their restaurants around the world. 

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Thank you all so much for listening! All the Tweets and Instagram tags of you listening mean the world. Reviews you leave on Apple Podcasts are also incredibly helpful, if you enjoyed an episode, please do drop us some love on Instagram, Facebook, or email us at thekatchup@foodbeast.com.

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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)

Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

Your Guest:

Donald Moore (@cheesecakefactory)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@isairocha)

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: #39: How 'Afters' Made Ice Cream Cool Again

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Co-founder of Afters Ice Cream, Scott Nghiem stops by and talks about building one of the nation's fastest growing ice cream companies, what it took to bring ice cream back to social relevance, and taking advantage of the internet before it became the norm.
In less than five years, Afters Ice Cream has built 26 locations around California, generate over $10 million in annual revenue, and pushed the culture of seeking out food to post on social media, starting with their famous Milky Bun ice cream donut sandwich. 
Nghiem tells how it all went down in this incredible story of endless hard work and jumping on opportunities.
 
3:22- What 'Afters' Acually Means 
4:18- Scott Nghiem's Childhood
11:10- Using Dial-Up Internet To Sell
19:04- The Afters Ice Cream Origin Story
24:04- Boom of 'Food News'
28:35- Ice Cream Industry Was Slowly Dying
32:21- Designing A Fashionable Ice Cream Culture
37:07- Birth of The Milky Bun
43:17- Applying Sneaker Culture to Food
52:30- Keeping Up With The Times
1:06:50- Making Quality Food, Not Just Trendy Food
1:10:00- New Age Entrepreneurship
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
 
Your Guest:
Scott Nghiem (@scottafters)
 
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)
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Aug 23 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: #67: The Trial of Foodbeast vs. The Magical Burger (w/ Bear D'Egidio)

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Foodbeast has made its fair share of enemies in the past, but its not often those foes shows up Foodbeast HQ and hash things out in real time. 
Entrepreneur Bear D'Egidio has seen success in multiple avenues, from paintball parks, to clothing lines.  In his first foray into the food world, he has already created a major buzz with his marshmallow-smothered, flashy Magical Burger. Celebrities across the country traveled to Irvine, California just to try this burger and support D'Egidio. 
Foodbeast was not impressed, and had no interest in covering the colorful burger. 
D'Egidio felt personally attacked and made his way to the Katchup podcast to clear the air, discuss his business acumen, the reception to his loud marketing tactics, and his unorthodox approach to becoming a restaurateur.
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Mar 07 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #4: #94: Boba Guys Is For The Culture Pt. 1 [w/ co-founder Andrew Chau]

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Boba Guys is pushing to make bubble tea as common as sushi, and in a very rare podcast appearance, co-founder Andrew Chau joined us to share just how they're going to do that. In "episode one" of a two-part series we learn the origins of the Bay Area-based boba shop, how they started changing the perception of boba in the U.S., and why they pushed so hard for single-use plastic bans in California.

Chau and his fellow co-founder Bin Chen have been more than just restaurateurs, as they are often looked to for statements on cultural moments, and always looking to bridge cultures. Chau was very open and honest about a lot of cultural subjects in his Katchup appearance and goes even deeper in Pt. 2, dropping Friday, September 20.  Stay tuned for that one, as Chau gives no-holds-barred commentary throughout. 

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Thank you all so much for listening! All the Tweets and Instagram tags of you listening mean the world. Reviews you leave on iTunes are also incredibly helpful, if you enjoyed an episode, please do drop us some love on the Apple Podcasts App, and anywhere else your beautiful ears are listening from.

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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)

Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

Your Guest:

Andrew Chau (@bobaguys, @chaumeleon)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@isairocha)

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Sep 19 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: #59: Are Asians Allowed To Make Churros?

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When accused of cultural appropriation, Jed Cartojano used his social media platform to address the issue of race, and who can cook whose cultural food. 
Cartojano is co-owner of The Loop Churros, on of the most viral dessert shops in Southern California, and felt the need to respond to a comment that said:
“Kinda disappointing when it’s Asians running a Churros joint probably can’t even pronounce the rolling “R” in it right.”
Jed explained how churros are a cultural food in his home country of the Philippines, why he chose to open a churro restaurant, and how it has managed to thrive over the years. 
The Katchup crew touches on their own cultural foods, what the line is for other cultures to cook them, and when the outrage might be warranted. 
The conversation of race and food is often an uncomfortable, but the guys fearlessly tackle it head on.
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Your Guest:
Jed Cartojano (@dailyfoodfeed, @theloopchurros)
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)

Jan 10 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #6: #97: Unlocking The Vegas Food Scene

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Las Vegas is a wild, fast, and irreverent city. No one embodies all those traits quite like Drew Belcher, founder of UNLOKT Las Vegas, one of the go-to food sources for locals and visitors alike. 

In this episode, Belcher penetrates through the ins and outs of Vegas food, nightlife, and even what it's like to work at the world famous clubs. 

A Las Vegas native through and through, Drew has spent the last six years searching for and featuring the best eats in the city, and not just on the strip. The food scene is vibrant away from Las Vegas BLVD, and no one knows the go-to spots quite like him. 

With unique stories of serving millionaire high rollers, catching Leonardo DiCaprio turning up, and even the audition process to work at Wet Republic day club, Belcher offers a unique perspective to Vegas.

This is the ultimate Las Vegas foodie episode and a guide to the city like you've never seen before. 

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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)

Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

Your Guest:

Drew Belcher (@unlokt)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@isairocha)

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Oct 10 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: #14: This Chef HATES Foodbeast!

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Elie and Reach of Foodbeast go ham on a popular LA chef who was insulted when Foodbeast showed up at his restaurant to film a news video. Foodbeast friend Wally Vu joins the conversation to talk about the adverse affect Foodbeast may have on the world of food.

This is the KATCHUP!

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@foodbeast
@bookofelie -- Elie
@cozy.bryant -- Reach
@whatsupwally -- Wally (check out: @wattzuppower)

Jun 10 2017

49mins

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Rank #8: #76: Lao Chef Calls Out Foodbeast

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After Foodbeast posted a video highlighting a restaurant and a special menu they called the "Lao Table Feast," a Lao chef spoke up for the underrepresented community and called out the content within the video. Saying that there was not a single Lao dish on the menu, chef Saeng Douangdara accused Foodbeast of misrepresenting the culture.
In a tense conversation about culture, the Katchup crew strived to learn more bout Lao cuisine, how its history connects to Thai-American food, and how lesser known cuisines can be better highlighted in media. 
In this episode, we learn about the how Lao people came to the U.S., why they would hide their food under the "Thai" name, and what it has taken for the community to get exposure for its home cuisine. 
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May 10 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: #30: Why are women "ruining" food?!

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Author Jaya Saxena wrote a thought-provoking article with the title "How Men Elevate, and Women Ruin, the Foods They Love" and it broke our food worldview.

Clickbait aside, we discuss the incredibly complex, deeply rooted gender issues in food. Rosé, pizza, grilling, unicorn frappuccinos, dieting, frozen yogurt, we talk about it all. On the mics this week are Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie), Annie Trimber (@thebaconprincessblog) and Rudy Chaney (@rudeluv).

Jaya's original article can be read here: https://www.tastecooking.com/women-arent-ruining-food/

Please follow us everywhere and if you enjoyed the episode (or hated it, disagreed, agreed) please do leave us comments on Soundcloud, iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts!!

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Nov 04 2017

56mins

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Rank #10: #10: Why Food Is Taking Over Your Life

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The Foodbeast squad is diving into modern foodie culture this week.

We talk about how food is taking over our lives both on and off the internet and how the streamlining of food on social media has positively and negatively affected society. No stone gets left unturned, food delivery systems like Blue Apron, growing up poor, growing up rich, let's go!

We also touch on some of the week's hottest stories, including Mcdonald's taking Hi-C off the menu and a 1,000 pack of beer you can buy in Finland.

Featuring Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, Managing Editor Reach Guinto, and Contributing Writer Raphael Madrid.

This is the KATCHUP!

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@foodbeast
@bookofelie -- Elie (Foodbeast)
@cozy.bryant - Reach (Foodbeast)
@rawphael - Raphael (Foodbeast)

May 04 2017

40mins

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Rank #11: #13: Getting High at Chuck E. Cheese's

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Elie and Evan decided to get high off some edibles and eat pizza at Chuck E. Cheese's "for a story." On this week's Katchup, they're here to talk about that experience and what was going on in their mind's over the course of the day.

Featuring Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, and Foodbeast Writer Evan Lancaster.

This is the KATCHUP!

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@foodbeast
@bookofelie -- Elie
@thatsthatfuego -- Evan

Jun 02 2017

52mins

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Rank #12: #3: Orange Chicken is the new Burrito

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This week we brought on Armen Martirosyan, owner of @EatBearded and Co-owner/Chef at Mini Kabob, and Evan Lancaster, Foodbeast Writer and Breakfast Burrito Aficionado. Led by Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, we discuss Panda Express's new Orange Chicken burritos, our favorite breakfast burritos, and how Burritos are the new culture delivery vessel.

Mar 15 2017

46mins

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Rank #13: #4: Redesigning Theme Park Foods

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Disneyland. Knott's Berry Farm. Universal Studios. This week's episode is all about the great and not-so-great foods at all of our favorite theme parks. Foodbeast's Elie Ayrouth is joined by Foodbeast writers Reach Guinto, Raphael Madrid and Foodbeast video producer Michael Priestley. They discuss their favorite theme park foods, the worst theme park foods, and even do a live ideation session to make Six Flags' food options SO much better.

This is the KATCHUP!

Mar 23 2017

38mins

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Rank #14: #5: Can This "Fried Chicken" Save the World?

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Meat...grown in a lab?? Memphis Meats created a REAL fried chicken dish without killing a single animal this past week, so you bet we're intrigued.

This episode of the Katchup confronts the ethics and future of lab-grown meats, the state of our country's farming industry, and finding alternative protein sources for humans to eat.

Featuring Evan Marks, the Founder and Director of the Ecology Center, and returning guest Steve Bramucchi of Uproxx.

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@bookofelie

Mar 30 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #15: #85: Origin Story: Coolhaus Ice Cream

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It all started with an engineless postal service truck that was bought off Craigslist in 2008, and has led to an ice cream brand that now is being distributed in over 7,500 grocery stores. 
Coolhaus ice cream co-founder and CEO Natasha Case joins the podcast and talks about the company's humble beginnings, the bumpy roads, all the way up to its current successes. 
From tricking Triple-A into towing their broken down truck to Coachella, to dazzling foodies with odd flavor combinations, to what it takes to get a spot in a grocery store, Case gave a full inside look at evolution of their ice cream brand that changed the way we look at artisanal ice cream. 
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
Your Guest:
Natasha Case (@coolhaus)
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@isairocha)
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Jul 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: #90: From Iconic Streetwear To Food Fests w/ Ben Hundreds

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The Hundreds is a pioneer in the Los Angeles streetwear game, and co-founder Ben Shenassafar, AKA Ben Hundreds, joins the Katchup to talk about their new Family Style Food Festival, the stories behind The Hundreds past iconic food collabs, and he also helps us settle the war between Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A’s chicken sandwiches. 
Ben gets into the nitty gritty of putting together the Hundreds Family Style Festival, getting L.A.’s best restaurants such as Howlin’ Rays, Jon & Vinny’s and Felix Trattoria to mix it up with cultural icons such as Chinatown Market, Mr. Cartoon and Joshua Vides. 
Ben also goes into storytime mode, reminiscing over The Hundreds food collabs with the likes of Tapatio and Pepsi. 
The Katchup crew also try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich with Ben, and they all chime in on the current battle going on between the fried chicken icon and Chick-Fil-A. 
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
Your Guest:
Ben Hundreds (@benhundreds, @familystylefest, @thehundreds)
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@isairocha)
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Aug 22 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: #20: WHY ORANGE COUNTY IS NOT A "FOODIE" TOWN(w/ Jason Quinn of Playground)

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Does Orange County belong on a list of the nation's Top 10 foodie cities?

Foodbeast Editor-In-Chief Elie Ayrouth and acclaimed Orange County chef Jason Quinn (Playground) argue over whether Orange County should be counted amongst top foodie towns in the country. Who makes the cut?

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Costa Spyrou: @outhereflourishing

Jul 21 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: #23: How Money Flows In Restaurants

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Sorry about the scratchiness at the very beginning of the podcast, we were rubbing mics!

Foodbeasts Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie) and Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick) invite Chef Cody Storts (@chefcodystorts) and interrogate him on everything back-of-house and front-of-house related. Tipping, waiters that make $100K+ a year, chefs that make $30K, and Elie institutes a swear jar on himself...but doesn't have a jar, so he uses a terrible bottle of Moscato.

SHOUT OUT OF THE WEEK*
Thank you to @phillyfoodforeal for listening and commenting on last week's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BYyqkt2F-Rz/?taken-by=foodbeast). If you want to be next week's shoutout, please leave a comment on the appropriate INSTAGRAM photo this week, and/or leave a comment/shoutout on Soundcloud or the iTunes store!

Love you all, thanks for listening!

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Sep 15 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: #33: The Most Important Food Instagrammers of 2018

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Elie is preparing for an upcoming editorial piece on the year's most influential food instagram accounts. Join along as FOODBEAST's Geoff Kutnick, and 100Eats' Bobby Navarro (@bobbybeenthere)delve into the Instagram food community to discuss which accounts have what it takes to be considered the most important of 2018.

Feb 02 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #20: #15: FOOD NETWORK GETS SUED OVER A CUPCAKE

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Popular food blogger "SugarHero" is suing Food Network for stealing one of her recipe videos without credit. As a result, we talk the difference between BuzzFeed's Tasty, Tastemade, Foodbeast and Food Network and recipe theft in the Facebook era.

Featuring Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, restaurateur Armen Martirosyan (@EatBearded) and food writer Josh Scherer (@CulinaryBrodown).

This is the KATCHUP!

http://foodbeast.com
@foodbeast
@bookofelie -- Elie
@culinarybrodown -- Josh
@EatBearded -- Armen

Jun 16 2017

46mins

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