Show 39, August 17, 2013: Executive Chef Gretchen Beaumarchais, Angel Stadium for ARAMARK

Gretchen BeaumarchaisGretchen Beaumarchais, the executive chef for ARAMARK at Angel Stadium, was with us. Chef Gretchen is well-known in Anaheim from her long tenure at Honda Center. Fortunately for the Angels and their loyal fans she moved across the street to Angel Stadium this season.

She is responsible for all foodservice at the facility including the Knothole and Diamond Clubs. Chef Gretchen also feeds the media. One of her first assignments this season was revamping the menu at the Knothole Club which is available to stadium guests with a ticket.

A little known fact is that the facilities are available for meetings and conferences when the Angels are on the road. Chef Gretchen also has created the well-received reception meals for weddings at The Stadium.

Chef Gretchen characterizes her food as “clean, seasonal, straightforward, tasty, and delicious.”


Show 26, April 27, 2013: Dean Simon, Managing Partner of BRUXIE Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches

Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney of BruxieDean started by developing the recipes for two styles of authentic Belgian Waffles. One is not sweet in taste and the other is a more familiar, dense and sweet variation. He sold his proprietary mix to foodservice including the cruise lines.

Enter Chef Kelly Mullarney, a long-time friend of Dean’s. Together they created the enticing menu for both the savory and sweet variations of the BRUXIE sandwiches. The emphasis is on quality, fresh ingredients.

Their field lab to test customer response to the BRUXIE sandwich was a tired hamburger stand in Old Town Orange which they gutted and totally rebuilt. That opened in 2010 and the lines of hungry Chapman University students and savvy locals continue to this day.

Jet tasted, and favorably commented on, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bruxie which was prepared for him on the spot at the radio station.