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Dorothy Cann Hamilton is the Founder & CEO of the International Culinary Center (founded as The French Culinary Institute in 1984). A respected leader in the education and culinary worlds, Ms. Hamilton is past Chairman of the James Beard Foundation, was the IACP’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 was awarded the Legion of Honor from the French government and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs by Babson College. She is a mentor for business accelerator Food-X and the creator and host of the PBS television series and weekly radio show, Chef’s Story, and is author of the book Love What You Do.

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Dorothy Cann Hamilton is the Founder & CEO of the International Culinary Center (founded as The French Culinary Institute in 1984). A respected leader in the education and culinary worlds, Ms. Hamilton is past Chairman of the James Beard Foundation, was the IACP’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 was awarded the Legion of Honor from the French government and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs by Babson College. She is a mentor for business accelerator Food-X and the creator and host of the PBS television series and weekly radio show, Chef’s Story, and is author of the book Love What You Do.

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51 Ratings
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Worst audio ever

By cnimbelli - Mar 20 2016
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I really want to like this podcast, but it's so badly mixed it's nearly unlistenable. I can here every single thing the interviewer is doing -- tapping pens, shuffling papers, swallowing hard, making other gross mouth noises, whether in agreement or whatever. It's so distracting. During the David Waltuck episode, the commercial break wasn't even over when the interview came back on, so I missed 30 seconds of what seemed like it was a really interesting story. No Bueno. Most everything else on heritage radio network is pretty legit, so in not sure what gives. But this needs to be fixed.

Come on now Dorothy

By JoeHanker - Jan 27 2016
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Dorothy, please learn how to speak into a microphone properly. This pod is 5 stars if you mute it while Dorothy speaks. -1 due to the horrible audio, -1 for her cheeky interview style, -1 for her huffing and puffing into the mic… Come on now Dorothy, do us all a favor and back off.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
11
5
5
4

Worst audio ever

By cnimbelli - Mar 20 2016
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I really want to like this podcast, but it's so badly mixed it's nearly unlistenable. I can here every single thing the interviewer is doing -- tapping pens, shuffling papers, swallowing hard, making other gross mouth noises, whether in agreement or whatever. It's so distracting. During the David Waltuck episode, the commercial break wasn't even over when the interview came back on, so I missed 30 seconds of what seemed like it was a really interesting story. No Bueno. Most everything else on heritage radio network is pretty legit, so in not sure what gives. But this needs to be fixed.

Come on now Dorothy

By JoeHanker - Jan 27 2016
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Dorothy, please learn how to speak into a microphone properly. This pod is 5 stars if you mute it while Dorothy speaks. -1 due to the horrible audio, -1 for her cheeky interview style, -1 for her huffing and puffing into the mic… Come on now Dorothy, do us all a favor and back off.
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Chef's Story

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 68: Thomas Keller

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Renowned for his culinary skills and his impeccable standards, Thomas Keller has established a collection of restaurants that set a new paradigm within the hospitality industry. In 1994, he opened The French Laundry in Yountville, a wine country landmark that has been widely hailed as the finest restaurant in the world. He followed that ten years later with Per Se, which brought the chef’s distinctive style to Manhattan. Today, both restaurants enjoy 3-star Michelin ratings, making Keller the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious dining guide. casual dining restaurants include Bouchon (Beverly Hills, Yountville, Las Vegas), Bar Bouchon (Beverly Hills) Bouchon Bakery (Yountville, Las Vegas, NYC), and Ad Hoc (Yountville). This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

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“Passion is not something I look for in a person…what I look for is desire. Desire is something that is always there, even when the passion subsides.” [12:00]

“You don’t let failures define who you are, you let it become a growth period.” [19:30]

“As chefs we’re trained to say yes. The minute you walk in the door, ‘no’ is not a word in your vocabulary.” [28:50]

Thomas Keller on Chef’s Story

Feb 26 2014

36mins

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Rank #2: Episode 45: Sean Brock

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Sean Brock is the executive chef of Husk, based in Charleston, South Carolina, with a new location also opening in Nashville, Tennessee. Born and raised in rural Virginia, the experience of growing his own food with his family sparked his interest in becoming a chef. Growing and cooking everything he ate, Brock explains that he really saw food in its true form. Beginning his career as a chef tournant under Chef Robert Carter, Brock quickly rose up the ranks to become an executive sous chef at Lemaire Restaurant in Richmond, VA, then an executive chef at the AAA Five-Diamond Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN, an executive chef at McCrady’s Restaurant, and finally his second restaurant with Husk, just down the street from McCrady’s. His appearances include being on the “Next Great Chef” episode of “Food Network Challenge,” (in which he was the winner), and battling it out on “Iron Chef America” in December 2010. Learn from the award winning chef himself about what it really means to be a chef, such as learning to make your own seasonings like vinegar and salt, and utilizing them in your own dishes. Also discover Brock’s latest experience at Cook it Raw in Japan, wherein a group of prestigious chefs explore a different cuisine by creating a unique dish within a new environment. Tune-in to be inspired by the executive chef himself! This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“I’ve always known I was going to be a chef.” [7:15]

“The most important thing is to set an extremely long, untainnable goal. It’s all about the push and the drive to get there.” [17:22]

Sean Brock on Chef’s Story

Jun 05 2013

47mins

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Rank #3: Episode 122: Eric Ripert LIVE

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This week's very special episode of Chef's Story features an interview with the inimitable Eric Ripert! In addition to his tenure at the world-renowned Le Bernardin, Chef Ripert has recently published the memoir 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line, which Anthony Bourdain hailed as “heartbreaking, horrifying, poignant, and inspiring,”

The episode was recorded at the International Culinary Center in front of a live studio audience, and also includes a Q&A session that followed the interview.

Jul 20 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: Episode 60: Bobby Flay

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On today’s episode of Chef’s Story, the guest is none other than Bobby Flay – food personality, celebrity chef, and restauranteur. Host Dorothy Cann Hamilton takes us through the beginnings of Flay’s career, from working as a busser, to getting his first start in the kitchen, going to the French Culinary Institute, and eventually becoming the chef and TV personality he is now. Learn what propelled Bobby into the food industry, and how he feels the TV and media industry has influenced his career. Although the media has brought Bobby much success, he explains that he always looks towards his being a chef first, and that his passion for food has only grown tremendously as a result. Tune-in to hear from one of the most popular chef’s in the media today! This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

“I was surrounded by great cooks – and that’s how you learn. That’s how you learn how to cook.” [14:40]

“The people in the industry that do know me know exactly what I do everyday. I am a cook first. Always.” [21:10]

“Just as I build the layers in my dishes, I build the layers of my career the same way – very slow.” [42:33]

Bobby Flay on Chef’s Story

Oct 30 2013

47mins

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Rank #5: Episode 25: Missy Robbins

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This week’s guest on Chef’s Story is none other than Missy Robbins, Executive Chef of A Voce in NYC. Hear how she discovered food growing up in Connecticut and traded art, psychology and photography for gastronomy. Find out how staging for Charlie Trotter eventually turned into a move to New York City to work in various kitchens and eventually become the Executive Chef at Spiaggia and then A Voce. Like many chefs, moving up the ranks in the restaurant world helped shape Missy’s technique and perspective immensely. From managing staff to developing style – get to know one of the most interesting and dedicated chefs working in America today. This program was sponsored by 360 Cookware.

“To the young chefs listening – in hindsight I wish I had gone to work for one more chef. I could have used one or two more years gaining more skills… Once you get to a certain level, it’s hard to go back.” [26:28]

“When I’ve made people sous chefs in my kitchens that don’t have the skill level, it backfires – on them because they’re gunning for a job they aren’t ready for and on me because they can’t lead my cooks.” [30:32]

“After 5 years of working with a chef you don’t know who’s food your cooking any more – you’ve morphed together and hopefully have a synergy you’re working with.” [40:01]

–chef Missy Robbins on Chef’s Story

Nov 14 2012

53mins

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Rank #6: Episode 83: Dan Barber Part 1

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This week on Chef’s Story, Dorothy Cann Hamilton chats with acclaimed chef Dan Barber. Dan is the co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Third Plate (May 2014, The Penguin Press). His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s board of directors: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country’s Outstanding Chef (2009).In 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.


“The third plate is the basis of all great cuisines.” [04:00]

“We’re a very young country and we have this freakish soil fertility.” [05:00]

–Dan Barber on Chef’s Story

Aug 13 2014

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 57: Daniel Humm

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Daniel Humm is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Eleven Madison Park, in New York City. Eleven Madison Park expresses the spirit of grand New York dining, with executive chef Daniel Humm’s masterfully prepared pure, market-driven cuisine. A native of Switzerland, Daniel began his culinary training at the age of 14. He went on to cook at a number of the finest Swiss hotels and restaurants before earning his first Michelin star at the young age of 24, as the executive chef at Gasthaus zum Gupf in the Swiss Alps. In 2003, Daniel moved to the United States and became the executive chef at Campton Place in San Francisco, receiving four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Three years later, Chef Daniel moved to New York to become the executive chef at Eleven Madison Park, where, in 2008 he was named Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. Over the course of Chef Daniel’s tenure, he and the restaurant have received numerous accolades including four stars from the New York Times, six James Beard Foundation Awards (including Best Chef: New York City, Outstanding Service, and Outstanding Restaurant in America), as well as three Michelin Stars and a spot on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best restaurants. Tune-in to hear from one of the most respected chef’s in the food industry today. This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate.


“I’ve made cooking my sport. I feel like there is a race every day, and that race is service.” [8:35]

“I just always want to love what I do. To this day, my favorite part is being in the kitchen, being with the chefs, and creating dishes. That’s my favorite part.” [47:30]

Daniel Humm on Chef’s Story

Oct 09 2013

49mins

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Rank #8: Episode 86: Sean Brock Part 2

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Tune in to this week’s episode of Chef’s Story as Dorothy Cann Hamilton chats with Sean Brock again, this time to celebrate the release of his book, Heritage. Sean is the chef behind the game-changing restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, and his first book offers all of his inspired recipes. With a drive to preserve the heritage foods of the South, Brock cooks dishes that are ingredient-driven and reinterpret the flavors of his youth in Appalachia and his adopted hometown of Charleston. The recipes in Heritage include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there’s more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known. Brock’s interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin’ John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock’s background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“The cuisine of the south is dictated by the terroir and geography. The south is insanely diverse.” [04:00]

“The history of Charleston cooking is amazing. if you look back you can see cuisine dating back to the 17th century. when you have that information to access – it’s amazing.” [12:00]

–Sean Brock on Chef’s Story

Oct 29 2014

48mins

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Rank #9: Episode 30: Jim Lahey

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Who needs knead? We’re talking bread on this week’s episode of Chef’s Story as Dorothy Cann Hamilton is joined by the one and only Jim Lahey. Jim is the founder of Sullivan Street Bakery, New York’s premier bakery, where he has become renowned not just for his bread, but for his Roman-style pizza, rustic Italian pastries and cookies. Jim is also the author of two cookbooks, My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method and My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home. Hear Jim’s incredible story of bouncing around schools in Long Island, going to art school, living in Italy, dealing with health issues and eventually finding his way to Sullivan Street to pioneer bread in New York City. This program was sponsored by Route 11 Potato Chips.

“I think of bread as a living blob and a living colony that has its influences and factors.” [22:00]

“When it comes to using yeast, obviously the fresher and more viable the inoculate is, the better or more predictable your result will be.” [26:00]

“I can’t sell you the work of a lot of decisions, effort and knowledge if I don’t know how to reign it in and replicate it.” [29:00]

“In order for bread to have flourished and survived – it must have been easy to do.” [41:00]

–Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery on Chef’s Story

Jan 23 2013

52mins

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Rank #10: Episode 105: Ming Tsai

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Ming’s love of cooking was forged in his early years. Ming was raised in Dayton, Ohio, where he spent hours cooking alongside his mother and father at Mandarin Kitchen, the family-owned restaurant. His experience also taught him about restaurant operations and the art of making customers happy.

Ming headed east to attend school at Phillips Academy Andover. From there, Ming continued to Yale University,earning his degree in Mechanical Engineering. During this time, Ming spent his summers attending Le Cordon Bleucooking school and apprenticing at area restaurants in Paris. After graduating from Yale, Ming moved to Paris and trained under renowned Pastry Chef Pierre Herme and then on to Osaka with Sushi Master Kobayashi.

Upon his return to the United States, Ming enrolled in graduate school at Cornell University, earning a Master’s degree in Hotel Administration and Hospitality Marketing.

Tune in to hear more from this fascinating chef as well as his path to opening Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, authoring a plethora of cookbooks, and more!

Oct 21 2015

49mins

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Rank #11: Episode 41: Daniel Boulud

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Daniel Boulud is a world renowned chef and restauranteur hailing from a farm just outside Lyon, France. He is chef and owner of several of the top restaurants around the globe, including Daniel, the 3 Michelin Star New York City restaurant. Daniel has been in the restaurant industry since he was a teenager, learning and apprenticing in France. He left his home at 14 to become a chef and moved to the city of Lyon to live with his uncle. He did a three year apprenticeship in Lyon before moving to Paris, and later coming to the States. In 1980 he took his first job in America in Washington D.C. as a chef, and later moved to New York City to be a part of the restaurant culture here. On this weeks episode of Chef’s Story, Daniel Boulud relays to us an overview of his culinary journey, beginning in France and through his move to Washington D.C. to New York. He lets us in on the secret to the success of ‘Daniel’ and the importance of being mentored and trained, as well as the rigor and dedication needed to become a successful chef and entrepreneur. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

“Winning is having someone come in for the first time and discovering the restaurant and having them hooked, thats what counts. Even 20 years later, when somebody comes for the first time to the restaurant and discovering the restaurant” [02:30]

“It’s very difficult for a casual chef who has only worked in casual places to be come a master chef”. [31:35]

“It’s really rewarding, because it feels like a family. And people come to the restaurant not only for me, but for the family as well”. [41:00]

–Daniel Boulud on Chef’s Story

May 08 2013

48mins

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Rank #12: Episode 113: J. Kenji López-Alt

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On this week's episode of Chef's Story, guest host Erik Murnighan, president of the International Culinary Center, interviews J. Kenji López-Alt, the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, and author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab, where he unravels the science of home cooking. A restaurant-trained chef and former editor at Cook's Illustrated magazine, he is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.

Mar 23 2016

43mins

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Rank #13: Episode 84: Dan Barber Part 2

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This week on Chef’s Story, Dorothy Cann Hamilton continues her conversation with acclaimed chef Dan Barber. They have an in-depth conversation on GMO’s and technology in food. Dan is the co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Third Plate (May 2014, The Penguin Press). His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s board of directors: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country’s Outstanding Chef (2009).In 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.


“GMO technology is really advanced in that you can take DNA from another species and just insert it.” [22:00]

“In the future, I would like to become better acquainted with nature’s functioning and how to describe and promote it better and I don’t think it’s through interventions of technology.” [32:00]

“Really truly great flavor only arises out of interconnectiveness of a whole place.” [33:00]

–Dan Barber on Chef’s Story

Aug 20 2014

44mins

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Rank #14: Episode 72: Wylie Dufresne

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If you love food and you’re not familiar with Wylie Dufresne, you must be living under a rock. The star-chef is the culinary mastermind behind WD50 and Alder, two of the most forward thinking “molecular gastronomy” themed restaurants in the world. On this week’s episode of Chef’s Story, Dorothy Cann Hamilton sits down with Chef Dufresne and has a conversation about his cooking, his life, his work, his family and his influences. Learn about the philosophy behind Wylie’s work and join him as he recounts the culinary journey that brought him to chef stardom. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.


“Peeling potatoes wasn’t grueling, but it was a great life lesson” [14:00]

“If I had my drothers, I would have been a professional athlete…That was never in the cards.” [18:00]

“[At my restaurants] we’re using all of the information today going backwards and tomorrow going forward.” [43:00]

–Wylie Dufresne on Chef’s Story

Apr 23 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: Episode 13: Christina Tosi

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This week’s featured chef on “Chef’s Story” with Dorothy Cann Hamilton is winner of the James Beard Rising Star Chef award Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar. Baking is in Christina’s DNA – and she explains how growing up studying mathematics and Italian ended up pushing her along her baking career. Hear how she went from baking late night at college to eventually going on to become one of the worlds most well respected and renowned pastry chefs. From Bouley to WD-50, Christina has seen all different sides of the culinary experience. Find out what ultimately brought her back to her passion – baking. Order from Milk Bar online here. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“Sugar translated into energy for me – it always had.”

“I’m resourceful by nature and while I love a hunt for a Fleur de sel it’s about finding something in your cupboard and finding a way to give it a new creative life”

“What I love most about food is attaching to something and really ‘getting’ it.”

–pastry chef Christina Tosi on Chef’s Story

Aug 08 2012

47mins

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Rank #16: Episode 98: Mark Ladner

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Chef Mark Ladner joins Dorothy Cann Hamilton for a special interview on Chef’s Story, recorded at the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015! Chef Ladner touches on his childhood, his formative food memories, his career trajectory and his advice for aspiring chefs. He also explains what drove him to open his pop-up gluten-free pasta concept, Pasta Flyer. Mark Ladner is the James Beard award winning chef of Del Posto. Chef Ladner’s education began in Cambridge, MA at independently owned and operated pizza counters, followed by formal culinary schooling at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to NYC in the early 90’s and worked with several well-regarded restaurateurs, before meeting Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich and opening Babbo Ristorante as Sous Chef in 1998. Ladner has since opened Lupa Osteria Romana (1999), Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (2002) and Del Posto (2005) as Chef/Partner at each restaurant. Mark co-authored Molto Gusto (Ecco, 2010) with Mario Batali. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.


“I really truly believe that as long as you can make food taste the way that you like, I don’t think you need to spend a tremendous amount of time continuing to polish your culinary skills. You can waste a lot of time spelunking down the rabbit hole for culinary greatness when, in this day and age, from an entrepreneurial and business perspective there’s such a broad range of skill sets necessary to be successful in this industry. Spending too much time trying to perfect a bite of food might not be the best use of your time.” [11:00]

“Once you have your own kitchen it doesn’t necessarily mean you stop learning.” [22:00]

“There are two things I’m adamant about. One is a monkish devotion to pasta – specifically the cooking and saucing of rather than the making or stuffing of. The execution in the last several minutes is something people don’t spend enough time obsessing over. Two is knowing it’s important to remove as much variable for error from the equation before service so you can just focus on service.” [30:00]

“I don’t consider myself to be an elitist person. I need a part of me that’s able to embrace a more populist culture.” [46:00]

–Mark Ladner on Chef’s Story

Jun 03 2015

55mins

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Rank #17: Episode 108: David Burke

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Tune in for a brand new episode of Chef’s Story , as host Dorothy Cann Hamilton sits down with none other than David Burke.

Burke graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and soon thereafter traveled to France where he completed several stages with notable chefs such as Pierre Troisgros, Georges Blanc and Gaston Lenôtre. Burke’s mastery of French culinary technique was confirmed when, at age 26, he won France’s coveted Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur for unparalleled skill and creativity with his native cuisine.

David Burke returned to the U.S. as a sous chef for Waldy Malouf at La Cremaillere and then for Charlie Palmer at The River Café, where he ascended to executive chef and earned three stars from The New York Times. In 1992, Burke opened the Park Avenue Café with Smith & Wollensky CEO Alan Stillman, and then, in 1996, he became vice president of culinary development for the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group.

Burke has been honored with Japan’s Nippon Award of Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award of Excellence and the CIA’s August Escoffier Award. Nation’s Restaurant News named Burke one of the 50 Top R&D Culinarians and Time Out New York honored him as the “Best Culinary Prankster” in 2003. In May 2009, Burke was inducted into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation. In that same month, he also won the distinctive Menu Masters award from Nation’s Restaurant News, naming him one of the nation’s most celebrated culinary innovators. In February 2012, Burke was honored by the culinary school at Johnson & Wales University with the Distinguished Visiting Chef Award, which is given to the world’s most influential and celebrated chefs. In November 2012, he was named Restaurateur of the Year by the New Jersey Restaurant Association. In the same month, he was honored with a Concierge Choice Award, celebrating the best in New York City hospitality, winning the best chef award. In 2013, Burke was nominated to “Best Chefs America,” a new benchmark in American cooking whereby chefs name the peers who are the most inspiring and impressive in the business. In 2013, the David Burke Group was recognized by Restaurant Hospitality magazine as having one of the “Coolest Multiconcept Companies in the Land.” The article highlights restaurant corporations with an enviable business concept that others can’t wait to replicate. In addition, it cites the numerous incarnations of Chef Burke’s creative vision, from David Burke Fishtail and Burke in the Box to David Burke’s Primehouse.

Chef Burke’s vast talents have been showcased recently on television, including season two of “Top Chef Masters,” a guest spot on the “Every Day with Rachael Ray” show and as a mentor to Breckenridge Bourbon distiller Bryan Nolt on Bloomberg’s small-business television series, “The Mentor”. In 2013, he returned to season five of “Top Chef Masters.”

Burke’s visibility as a celebrity chef has also led to consultant positions with hotels, cruise lines and food experts. Most recently, he was invited to join the Holland America Line Culinary Council alongside renowned international chefs Jonnie Boer, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Torres, Charlie Trotter and Elizabeth Falkner. In this capacity, Burke will consult on the cruise line’s culinary initiatives, including the CulinaryArtsCenter enrichment program, and provide signature recipes which will be featured on all 15 ships.

Jan 27 2016

50mins

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Rank #18: Episode 32: Jenny Glasgow

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Discover the fascinating world of high-end catering on a unique episode of Chef’s Story. Tune in as host Dorothy Cann Hamilton is joined by catering chef Jenny Glasgow of Oliver Cheng Catering & Events. Find out how restaurant cooking and catering cooking are completely different and how events can be stressful, hectic and miraculous. From fashion events to two person wedding parties, hear some incredible stories from a woman who has seen an enormous variety of culinary and logistical challenges. Hear how problem solving, shipping, plating and staffing all come into play for catering and why Jenny tries to stay away from dishes with pasta or risotto due to their time sensitive nature. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“I try not to serve pasta. To do it to the standards I’d like for 500 people at once [is impossible.]” [14:04]

“Last year alone I did somewhere from 250-300 custom menus for events. No two events are alike, we don’t want to do cookie cutter events.” [22:22]

“When you’re catering you have to safeguard against everything that could possibly go wrong.” [33:25]

–Jenny Glasgow of Oliver Cheng Catering & Events on Chef’s Story

Feb 27 2013

44mins

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Rank #19: Episode 11: David Kinch

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This week’s guest on Chef’s Story is David Kinch. David Kinch is a dean at the International Culinary Center and the chef-proprietor at the two Michelin-starred Manresa in the Bay Area. Tune in to hear how French cuisine and culinary culture attracted him to the kitchen, and why cooking helps fulfill his desire to see the world. Hear the things he’s learned along his culinary journey and why to this day motivating staff and creating a healthy team atmosphere remains one of the hardest things to achieve in a kitchen. Find out how David wants to encourage American regional cuisine and how he takes advantage of the terroir in California by sourcing from the nearby Love Apple Farms. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

“When I started working in kitchens and realized how deep it was in terms of learning and knowledge, it encouraged my wanderlust. I realized it would be a great opportunity to see the world.”

“You are only as good as the people who work for you and who you will inspire to carry out your vision. You can’t micro-mange every little thing.”

–chef David Kinch on Chef’s Story

Jul 25 2012

49mins

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Rank #20: Episode 42: Alex Guarnaschelli

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Alexandra “Alex” Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef and the world-renowned executive chef at both New York City’s Butter restaurant and award-winning The Darby restaurant. She is also a television personality on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family Cook-off and The Best Thing I Ever Made. She hosts Alex’s Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel In 2012, she was crowned America’s Next Iron Chef on Iron Chef America, currently the only woman with that distinction and only the second female ever to obtain that honor. On this week’s episode of Chef’s Story, hear Alex’s story – from growing up as the daughter of esteemed cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli to culinary education across the world, to eventually finding her own style in the kitchen. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

“Everybody has a culinary identity that they base on their childhood and the repertoire of dishes they were exposed to.” [04:00]

“I do think a big part of defining your cooking is what you buy and where you buy it from” [39:00]

“I like competition shows because they show the human side of people – that they are fallible, make mistakes and they crave being a hero” [41:00]

–Alex Guarnaschelli on Chef’s Story

May 15 2013

47mins

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