Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with chef, television personality and author Richard Blais. Hear from anyone and everyone in the culinary industry, including restaurateurs, television hosts, famous chefs, producers of your favorite cooking and competition shows and more. They'll join Blais for spontaneous, back-of-house conversation about what it takes to make it in different parts of the food business, global trends and where the industry overlaps with entertainment. Plus, play along with their games, trivia and other wacky moments.


Not so Hokey Poke Feat. Dakota Weiss

Richard and Jazmin meet the Executive chef Dakota Weiss at the new San Diego location of Sweetfin to discuss the move from being the "angry chef" to the more relaxed atmosphere they prefer to develop in the kitchen now. Richard and Dakota relate over the extreme stresses of performing on television for a competition like Top Chef. They also talk about what's trendy in food including Sweetfin's specialty, poke bowls! Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:33:47 4/17/2018

Past Episodes

Executive Chef of San Diego's Ironside Fish & Oyster and former Executive Chef of Chicago's RIA Jason McLeod welcome Richard & Jazmin to his steakhouse Born & Raised to give insight on his attempt to combine old and new cooking techniques, learning how to foster relationships with chefs in the kitchen by recognizing their outside lives, and his unorthodox take on working towards rewards like the beloved Michelin Star. And good news: Richard found a little help with making the airhorn sounds you all love. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:35:00 4/10/2018
Richard & Jazmin head to the San Diego taqueria Puesto to meet (and eat with) the Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith and listen to her story of how she became such a huge force behind Rick Bayless' many endeavors and managed to successfully grow a team from both within and outside the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:10:00 4/3/2018
Top Chef Colorado's Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins steps into the mobile Walk-In to talk about her experience of the show and how cooking on TV competitions has enriched her work in the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:30:00 3/27/2018
The chef innovating modern Israeli cuisine Alon Shaya joins Richard in the Walk-In while The Next Food Star's Aarti Sequeira fills in for Jazmin to talk about Alon growing up with the food behind his heritage to being the James Beard Award-winning restaurateur honoring it. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:25:00 3/20/2018
The chef behind Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen joins Richard and Jazmin before they head over to the All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles to talk about working with vegetarian cuisine before it was cool and being named both the Best Chef of New York City and the Worst Named Restaurant at the same time.
01:18:00 3/13/2018
Reality TV competition producer and the man behind Top Chef Dan Cutforth takes a step into the Walk-In to talk about his creation, as well as the severe lack of Richard Blais in recent episodes and the infamous head shaving incident! Also, Richard takes some fan questions about Top Chef!
01:28:00 3/6/2018
The minds behind the food blog-turned-podcast Michelle Davis & Matt Halloway step into the Walk-In to talk about their rise to fame in the online food space. They also talk about the magic of Trader Joes, dealing with crazy LA shoppers, the numerous conspiracy theories about Salt Bae, and what really makes them Scarf-or-Barf: Vegan Edition. Warning: there's a lot of bleeps in this one.
01:25:00 2/27/2018
David Lewis and Antonia Lofaso meet up with Richard to enjoy cans of SAN PELLEGRINO as they explain the behind-the-scenes happenings and editing tricks on the set of Guy's Grocery Game while Richard pitches some ideas for the show. David also trains Richard and Antonia on the art of critiquing on camera.
01:43:00 2/20/2018
This week, Richard gives you a look at his keynote presentation at the 2017 National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, TX that examines how we can use technology to enhance the food space.
01:20:00 2/13/2018
The Digital Walk-In (a.k.a. Skype) welcomes Chad Minton to talk about his rise through the kitchen, why his name is in the Urban Dictionary and balancing his career as an executive chef with running his lifestyle brand and social media community True Cooks. Also, Richard finally got in trouble for excessive DJ Airhorning on set and at home.
00:56:00 2/6/2018
Richard and Jazmin finally get Curtis Stone in the Walk-In to talk about finding his passion for food at an early age, making the leap from restaurateuring to television, and the difference in dishing out criticism between staff and Top Chef contestants before playing an Australian edition of Scarf-or-Barf.
00:55:00 1/30/2018
"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal pops by the Walk-In with Richard and Jazmin to talk about his new food-centric travel show on Netflix, where to get a good hot dog (answer: NOT AT DODGER STADIUM) and the creative process of creating a travel show for the common man.
01:09:00 1/23/2018
Top Chef and co-host of The Chew Carla Hall invites Richard into her house in NYC to talk about the many careers she's had (including being a cast member of The Lion King), keeping her authenticity in a commercial setting, her recent cameo on Girls Trip, and her method of having gratitude for every opportunity she's given.
01:26:00 1/16/2018
Richard and Jazmin are back at The Ace Hotel in New York to document their experience before and after going on The Rachel Ray Show! Will Jazmin conquer her nerves of her first major TV appearance? Who's the Nick Saban of the cooking world? What does Richard make on the show today!? All this and more will be answered on today's bonus episode of SFA--as well as today's episode of The Rachel Ray Show...
00:40:00 1/12/2018

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