Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with this chef, television personality and author. 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.

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Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Off Script with Casey Thompson

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

Past Episodes

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
Today, founder of TrueCooks Chef Chad Minton hangs out with Richard in Las Vegas! To kick it off Richard and Jazmin talk about the pressures that can come along with the Michelin guide. Chad shares how welcoming the local chef's community in Las Vegas have been. And when its time for games, Richard even makes Chef Minton determine if it was a TrueCook or a NewCook.
01:10:52 6/4/2019
Today, two star Michelin chef and 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles gourmet dining scene Chef Josiah Citrin joins the podcast. You wont want to miss out as Chef Citrin tells why the Michelin guide's return to California is bittersweet for him. Josiah even takes the time to explain what the star rating are supposed to signify in Michelin's guide. Richard also inquires about the techniques and details that Josiah brought into the more casual Charcoal Venice. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
01:04:45 5/28/2019
Today, Runner up on season 12 of Top Chef and Executive chef of Departure, Chef Gregory Gourdet catches up with Richard in his adopted hometown of Portland Oregon. Join in the laughs as Richard and Gregory talk about the uniqueness of the city and any influences it may have had on him or his food. Gregory talks about wanting another chance at Top Chef while Richard lends his insight on training techniques. Chef Gourdet even opens up about his TED talk on recovery and how the service industry can be a particularly difficult place for it. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
01:18:17 5/21/2019
Today we see Richard and Jazmin flying solo again as they examine the restaurant perspective on Mother's Day brunch, spoiler alert Richard isn't a fan. The duo then takes time to look at the value of awards in the wake of the James Beard awards and after the Michelin Guide announced they are returning to Los Angeles. Richard even gives his take on the recent Chopped parody on SNL. And of course don't forget to join us on social @Staring4Pod!
00:46:00 5/14/2019
Today's episode delves into the stigmas of fine dining after Richard and Jazmin made a visit to The French Laundry in celebration of Jazmin's birthday! Using their recent experience as reference, they combat the preconceptions of fine dining to explain how you too can find value.
01:05:19 5/7/2019
Richard and Jazmin catch up with Celebrity Chef and two time Fan Favorite on Top Chef (seasons 10, 14) Sheldon Simeon at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event! Sheldon explains how this event marks his first time away since opening his new restaurant Lineage. Richard and Sheldon bond over their shared paths to Top Chef as well as the competitive drive that made them go back for more. And Chef Simeon talks about how the history of the Hawaiian islands led to the first fusion cuisines before the concept was even invented.
01:20:48 4/30/2019
Richard and Jazmin catch up with founder of Eggslut, star of The Burger Show and possible Guru Alvin Cailan at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Event. Richard asks Alvin about getting outside his comfort zone with the growth of Eggslut, Alvin talks about his passion for the food trumping his reluctance for stardom with The Burger Show, and Alvin shares the reasons behind his three month rule for new employees.
01:21:39 4/23/2019
Richard and Jazmin catch up with two members of "Trashfish" Chefs Silvia Barban and Gerald Sombright from Top Chef season 14 at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event. After kicking it off talking about the growing trend of caviar bumps in the intro, Richard and Jazmin inquire about the unofficial group name and the camaraderie Silva and Gerald helped create with their cast-mates on season 14. The resurgence of Ripe or Hype lets us know if Chefs Barban and Sombright cook the same at home as they do at work. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
01:23:07 4/16/2019

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