Show 461, February 12, 2022: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall is well-known as the all-time fan favorite of Bravo’s “Top Chef” series (Seasons 5 and 8) as well as her years as one of the hosts of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Chew” Her most recent book is Carla and the Christmas Cornbread. Chef Carla is in town to participate in Taste Of The NFL at the Petersen Automotive Museum benefiting GENYOUth End Student Hunger Fund. Carla joins us.

“Modern media company Tastemade and Southern California’s PBS station have launched Season Two of the Emmy® and James Beard Award®-winning series “Broken Bread” – hosted by restaurant entrepreneur and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. Co-produced by Tastemade and KCET, the new season explores the future of the restaurant industry, highlighting diverse, expert perspectives and features notable names including Chef Wolfgang Puck, Restaurateur & Food Activist Alice Waters, Artist & Activist Chuck D. and more.” The Emmy Award-winning Director of “Broken Bread,” Antonio Diaz is our guest.

“With a history of working with and crafting some of the most sought -after brands in the world, Ten Five Hospitality represents the organizational, operational and creative excellence to bring original and authentic visions to life while outperforming the market on the bottom-line. Ten Five Hospitality brings a world class level of expertise in design, operations, marketing, financing, and food and beverage execution to any project that would typically require 4 or 5 separate consultants.” Among their host of expansive new projects in Hollywood is the Tommie Hotel. The Hotel features 212 guest rooms and over 25,000 square feet of food and beverage space, including a 12,000 square foot rooftop pool and easy-going bar, Desert 5 Spot, and a 6,000 square foot outdoor restaurant, Chef Wes Avila’s Ka’Teen. Managing partner Dan Daley joins us to share the details of Ten Five Hospitality’s evolving Hollywood plans.

Ellen Bennett is the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, an apron and kitchen gear brand that outfits many of the best chefs in the world. Since starting the business in her L.A. home, Ellen has grown H&B into a multi-million dollar business. They have collaborated with Vans, Madewell, Chrissy Teigen, and artist Takashi Murakami, among others and create uniforms for 4,000 restaurants and coffee shops all over the U.S.” “Dream First, Details Later – How to Quit Overthinking & Make it Happen! shares Ellen’s journey and her forged-in-the-fire personal playbook for starting before you stop yourself. If you’ve ever imagined doing something and immediately thought, “that’s impossible,” or “I wouldn’t even know where to start,” or “I’m not qualified to do that,” in these pages, you’ll learn how to shove aside your inner worrier and launch into action.” Savvy Entrepreneur Ellen Bennett joins us fashionably attired in a H & B apron.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. Being an incurable romantic Chef Andrew shares some tips and practical advice on Valentine’s Day dining. If you’re going out on the 14th dine earlier when the kitchen is fresh and less frazzled. Consider dining out the day before or after when things are a bit calmer. Valentine’s Day itself is a great occasion to cook an intimate meal at home.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

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