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.


This Is Not A Product Placement with Carla Hall

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

Past Episodes

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
LA restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo step into the Walk In to talk about the evolution of how they manage their many restaurants over the last 10 years, dealing with harassment in the work place, and their methods for keeping their staff involved in the process.
01:02:00 1/9/2018
Chef and author of "On Vegetables" Jeremy Fox steps into the Walk In to talk about his fall from grace and his road to redemption.
01:23:00 1/2/2018
Happy Holidays from Blaises! Richard and Jazmin pull out an episode from the vault featuring the thankful and talented Andrew Zimmern on his journey rebuilding his life after addiction to becoming a chef and host of several successful food programs, and how he gives back.
01:05:30 12/26/2017
Richard is joined in a bustling shop in Brooklyn owned by fellow chef and hipster Sam Mason, who talks about how his creation Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. brings together ice cream and strange flavors in a Wonkaesque fashion!
01:12:00 12/19/2017
Richard and Jazmin team up again in the Mini-Walk-In (a.k.a. a random closet in their house) to do another review about the season premiere of Top Chef's 15th season, including: Richard's permanent cameo in the opening, staring with a Potluck challenge, the growing hipster population on Denver, the formidable challengers inside Last Chance Kitchen, and why Jazmin hid her pregnancy from Richard when he was competing on the show!
01:07:00 12/12/2017
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson serves Richard food from his head quarters in Harlem to talk about the origins of his fashion sense, as well as his use of narratives in his dishes to bring communities together.
01:02:00 12/5/2017
Richard hits The Windy City with a bonus episode from his seminar live in Chicago! Get ready for lots of laughs, food sounds, and a stunning impression of Guy Fieri...
00:48:00 12/1/2017
In Minneapolis, Richard joins up with the "Twin Horns of Joy" and hosts of Travel Channel's Travel Channel's "Southern Road Trip" Adeev and Ezra Potash talk about their relationship with Andrew Zimmern, their music, and what they really think about La La Land.
01:20:00 11/28/2017
Richard & Jazmin find themselves in a fitness club of all places as they review the documentary that explores the life and achievements of Jeremiah Tower, a controversial yet influential gastronomist and one of the first American celebrity chefs.
00:56:00 11/21/2017
Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and "Cupcake Wars" judge Candace Nelson steps into the Walk In to talk about her role in the cupcake craze, her success as both an entrepreneur and a mother, and the story behind her ingenious idea of creating the 24-hour Cupcake ATM! She also talks about trading in a muffin tin for a pizza paddle in her new restaurant venture, Pizzana.
00:59:00 11/14/2017
British-American author and television personality Simon Majumdar steps into the Walk In to talk about his unexpected participation on Iron Chef: America, judging on Cutthroat Kitchen, and accepts his nomination as Starving For Attention's resident food historian.
01:13:00 11/7/2017
As a special treat, Richard brings you a recording of his live seminar in Minneapolis where he talks about cooking techniques and--oddly enough--Guy Fieri. Enjoy this special treat and let us know what you think of this special through social media or the PodcastOne app!
00:55:04 11/3/2017
Italian chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani sits down for a bite to eat and a chat with Richard about spending his teenage years working his way through kitchens, immigrating into the United States, competing alongside Richard on Top Chef, and his method of balancing success with freedom in the culinary world.
01:13:33 10/31/2017
Resident judges on Guy's Grocery Games Aarti Sequeira & Catherine McCord step into the Walk In to talk about their experiences judging competitions and that one time Jazmin punched a hole into a wall.
01:11:38 10/23/2017
In a change of pace, Richard and Jazmin hop on Skype to have a cross-country discussion about the premiere of Top Chef's take on kid-based cooking competitions. ALERT = there are most definitely spoilers!
01:06:47 10/16/2017
Restaurateur and branding genius David Burke gives Richard some tips on turning your name into a brand when it comes to working with food.
01:22:33 10/9/2017
Richard and Jazmin meet up with Shirley Chung and Casey Thompson in Newport Beach to talk about life after Top Chef and how they manage their businesses and brands in the culinary world.
01:11:50 10/2/2017
On location at the Williams Sonoma HQ in San Francisco, the culinary power-couple behind Rich Table, Evan and Sarah Rich, talk about opening up their new restaurant RT Rotisserie, their experience moving from the East Coast to the West, and how they manage to raise a family while running multiple restaurants together.
01:27:05 9/25/2017
Top Chef Season 10's Brooke Williamson pops into The Walk In to talk about how she really felts about the final verdict of her season, that time Richard was totally mean about serving a cold soup dish, and what her young son thinks about her culinary achievements.
00:53:44 9/18/2017
Owner of Charm City Cakes and the "Ace of Cakes" himself Duff Goldman comes inside the Walk In to talk about his start in the business of craft crazy cakes, the formation of his unusual baking team, and his recent weight loss!
01:02:36 9/11/2017
Top Chef: Chicago's Dale Talde joins Richard in a hotel room in New York to talk about his time on Top Chef, his current business venture, basketball, and that one time he went full-on crazy at an intern.
01:15:20 9/4/2017
Top Chef judge and food writer Gail Simmons meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about her moviesque (and somewhat hellish) internship in the food space to her current role as a permanent judge on Bravos Top Chef.
00:53:51 8/28/2017
Food & Wine Test Kitchen's Justin Chapple meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about his start at Starbucks to the method behind his madness in his cooking videos and his own way of handling internet trolls, as well as his upcoming cookbook. Also, we learn the deep, dark secret behind Richard's beard (spoilers: it's not very deep or dark, but it's mildly interesting).
00:55:12 8/21/2017
Richard and Jazmin get an interesting (often unsung and very dirty) point-of-view from the television world of cooking with Sandee Birdsong, the head of the culinary department (i.e. the people who actually make cooking shows run) of Top Chef and MasterChef. Also, listeners can play along with the grossest game Richard's come up with so far...this is not an episode for the squeamish!
01:14:48 8/14/2017
Live again from the Ace Hotel, molecular gastronomist and Richards cooking idol Wylie Dufresne joins Richard to talk about engineering the perfect donut at his new venture Du's Donuts, the science behind the art of reinventing food from a molecular standpoint, and his opinion on food television. Also, Richard and Jazmin figure out their respective Game of Thrones houses.
01:07:50 8/7/2017
Live from the basement of Ace Hotel in New York, Richard (along with fill-in sidekick Eli Kirshtein) talk to chef and restaurateur Ilan Hall about his unconventional take on classic dishes like vegan ramen and Israeli BBQ, going head-to-head with Marcel Vigneron on Top Chef, and his time as creator and host of Knife Fight on the Esquire Network.
01:12:35 7/31/2017
Top Chef winner and the tattooed restaurateur behind .ink in Los Angeles Michael Voltaggio steps into the Walk-In to talk about competing on television with his own brother, creating his own chef family tree, and the element of surprise he makes sure to incorporate into his food.
01:00:48 7/24/2017
During the Aspen F&W Classic, chef, writer, and creator of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern enters the Walk In to talk about the unconventional start to his massively successful television career, why it's not just about eating bugs, and how to use fame for the betterment of his fellow man.
01:02:46 7/17/2017
Jack Of All Spades, L.D.P., joins us in the walk-in this week to discuss how he went from Iron Chef fan to reality show cooking champion with behind the scene stories from Iron Chef: America and Chopped. Plus, he plays the inaugural round of "Who Said What?" and dazzles with celebrity impersonations.
01:05:52 7/10/2017
Founder of Hedley & Bennett Ellen Bennett joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about her experience in reinventing the wheel of the kitchen world: the apron.
00:58:22 7/3/2017
Richard & Jazmin are joined in the studio by restaurateurs and chef judges from Cutthroat Kitchen Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila to talk about their humble starts in the television world, working with Alton Brown, and their opinions about the backlash against television chefs.
01:05:22 6/26/2017
For their debut episode, Richard & Jazmin welcome the prolific and mysterious LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell as she talks about her humble journey in the world of food criticism, maintaining her secret identity all these years, and her thoughts on cultural appropriation in the restaurant industry.
00:56:46 6/19/2017
"Starving For Attention with Richard Blais" debuts Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.
00:55:33 6/12/2017

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