Show 556, December 16, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

One of the noteworthy new program elements in the recently concluded LA Chef Conference 2023 was the activation of the LA Chef Con / Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Student Mentorship Program. Five outstanding LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway Students were each awarded $1,000 and then paired with a leading industry mentor for one year with the objective of furthering their growth and education on the Culinary Arts. The Mentorship Program was funded by a grant from Lawry’s Restaurants. One of the Mentorship Program’s recipients is LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway student Daisy Garcia. Daisy has been paired with Spago Beverly Hills’ Executive Pastry Chef, Della Gossett. We’ll meet them both.

“Tis’ the season for San Pedro Fish Market’s annual 12 Days of ShrimpMas, a 12-day giveaway series that celebrates the magic of the season with exclusive promotions and a chance to win exciting prizes running from December 11th to 22nd, 2023. Make holiday gatherings merry and bright with San Pedro Fish Market’s new festive Family Meal Kits available through December 31, 2023 and get exclusive deals on stocking stuffers with gift card deals through December 31, 2023.”

We reel in Michael Ungaro, CEO and Owner of San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant to provide all the finny details.

The Willows at the Chumash Casino Resort is their 14- time AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, together with an extensive selection of local and imported wines recognized as a Wine Spectator award-winner. The menu features fresh and flavorful ingredients from local farms, ranches and gardens. The Willows itself offers a comfortably elegant setting with multiple private dining rooms.” Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Chumash Casino Resort (and an accomplished chef by training) is our guide to all the varied cuisine available at the Resort including Willows, Grains and Grounds and the Food Court.

Baker Dean Kim is again hosting his Annual Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store by OC Baking at his commercial bakery in Orange on December 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until sell out. It’s an incredible array of scrumptious food and sweet treats from small producers who are passionate about their gourmet specialty food products. It’s everything from baked goods from Crema Artisan Bakery to Pascal Coffee. Chef Lisa Gilmore will be there with her popular line of Soup’d Up soups packaged in quart containers. Look fer her Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom and Potato Sausage soups. Baker Dean Kim, Tarit Tanjasiri of Crema Artisan Bakery and Chef Lisa Gilmore join us with all the delectable specifics.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. The Holidays are here and stress-free Holiday cooking is always the ultimate objective. As a working chef Andrew has plenty of experience with cooking wisely for the Holidays for both demanding guests and discerning Family. Chef Andrew joins us with his continuing series of genuinely useful holiday cooking tips. This week it’s roasted goose as the possible centerpiece for the Holiday Table. Egg prices are on the rise, again. Chef Andrew explains what’s going on.

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

Show 556, December 16, 2023: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part One

Dean Kim of OC Baking Company at KLAA Studios

Baker Dean Kim is again hosting his Annual Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store by OC Baking at his commercial bakery in Orange on Friday, December 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until sell out. It’s an incredible array of scrumptious food and sweet treats from small producers who are passionate about their gourmet specialty food products. It’s everything from baked goods from Crema Artisan Bakery (Panettone) to Pascal Coffee. Cash is best as not all merchants can process credit cards.

Chef Lisa Gilmore will be there with her popular line of seasonally-changing Soup’d Up soups packaged in quart containers. Look fer her Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom and Potato Sausage soups.

Baker Dean Kim, Trait Tanjasiri of Crema Artisan Bakery and Chef Lisa Gilmore join us with all the delectable specifics.

Show 556, December 16, 2023: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part Two

Lisa GIlmore of Soup'd Up at KLAA Studios

Baker Dean Kim is again hosting his Annual Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store by OC Baking at his commercial bakery in Orange on Friday, December 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until sell out. It’s an incredible array of scrumptious food and sweet treats from small producers who are passionate about their gourmet specialty food products. It’s everything from baked goods from Crema Artisan Bakery (2 styles of Holiday artisan Italian Panettone) to Pascal Coffee. Cash is best as not all merchants can process credit cards.

Chef Lisa Gilmore will be there with her popular line of seasonally-changing Soup’d Up soups packaged in quart containers. Look fer her Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom and Potato Sausage soups.

Tarit Tanjasiri of Crema Artisan Bakers at KLAA Studios

Baker Dean Kim, Tarit Tanjasiri of Crema Artisan Bakery and Chef Lisa Gilmore continue with us providing all the delectable specifics.

December 16: Della Gossett, Daisy Garcia, San Pedro Fish Market, Chumash Casino Resort, OC Baking Co., Soup’d Up

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: The LA Chef Con / LATTC Student Mentorship Program with Pastry Chef Della Gossett and Daisy Garcia
Segment Three: San Pedro Fish Market with Michael Ungaro
Segment Four: Chumash Casino Resort (Santa Ynez) Dining with Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Part One
Segment Five: Chumash Casino Resort (Santa Ynez) Dining with Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Part Two
Segment Six: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part One
Segment Seven: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Andy Harris, Executive Producer and Co-host previews the show.

One of the new program elements in the recently concluded LA Chef Conference 2023 was the activation of the LA Chef Con / Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Student Mentorship Program. Five outstanding LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway Students were each awarded $1,000 and then paired with a leading industry mentor for one year with the objective of furthering their growth and education on the Culinary Arts. The Mentorship Program was funded by a grant from Lawry’s Restaurants. One of the Mentorship Program’s recipients is LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway student Daisy Garcia. Daisy has been paired with Spago Beverly Hills’ Executive Pastry Chef, Della Gossett. We’ll meet them both.

“Tis’ the season for San Pedro Fish Market’s annual 12 Days of ShrimpMas, a 12-day giveaway series that celebrates the magic of the season with exclusive promotions and a chance to win exciting prizes running from December 11th to 22nd, 2023. Make holiday gatherings merry and bright with San Pedro Fish Market’s new festive Family Meal Kits available through December 31, 2023 and get exclusive deals on stocking stuffers with gift card deals through December 31, 2023.”

We reel in Michael Ungaro, CEO and Owner of San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant to provide all the details.

“The Willows at the Chumash Casino Resort is their 14- time AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, together with an extensive selection of local and imported wines recognized as a Wine Spector award-winner. The menu features fresh and flavorful ingredients from local farms, ranches and gardens. The Willows itself offers a comfortably elegant setting with multiple private dining rooms.”

Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Chumash Casino Resort (and an accomplished chef by training) is our guide to all the varied cuisine available at the Resort including Willows, Grains and Grounds and the Food Court.

Baker Dean Kim is again hosting his Annual Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store by OC Baking at his commercial bakery in Orange on December 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until sell out. It’s an incredible array of scrumptious food and sweet treats from small producers who are passionate about their gourmet specialty food products. It’s everything from baked goods from Crema Artisan Bakery to Pascal Coffee. Chef Lisa Gilmore will be there with her popular line of Soup’d Up soups packaged in quart containers. Look fer her Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom and Potato Sausage soups. Baker Dean Kim and Chef Lisa Gilmore join us with all the delectable specifics.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm(New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. The Holidays are here and stress-free Holiday cooking is always the ultimate objective. As a working chef Andrew has plenty of experience with cooking wisely for the Holidays for both demanding guests and discerning Family. Chef Andrew joins us with his continuing series of genuinely useful holiday cooking tips. This week it’s roasted goose as the centerpiece for the Holiday Table.

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

Della Gossett of Spago Beverly Hills

One of the new programming elements in the recently concluded LA Chef Conference 2023 was the activation of the LA Chef Con / Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Student Mentorship Program. Five outstanding LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway Students were each awarded $1,000 and then paired with a leading industry mentor for one year with the objective of furthering their growth and education on the Culinary Arts. The Mentorship Program was funded by a grant from Lawry’s Restaurants.

One of the Mentorship Program’s recipients is LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway student Daisy Garcia. Daisy has been paired with Spago Beverly Hills’ Executive Pastry Chef, Della Gossett. We’ll meet them both.

Michael Ungaro of the San Pedro Fish Company

“Tis’ the season for San Pedro Fish Market’s annual 12 Days of ShrimpMas, a 12-day giveaway series that celebrates the magic of the season with exclusive promotions and a chance to win exciting prizes running from December 11th to 22nd, 2023. Make holiday gatherings merry and bright with San Pedro Fish Market’s new festive Family Meal Kits available through December 31, 2023 and get exclusive deals on stocking stuffers with gift card deals through December 31, 2023”

“In the spirit of giving, San Pedro Fish Market is offering holiday gift card deals during the holiday season. Through December 31st, get $125 for $100, $60 for $50 and $25 for $20 spent on gift cards. Convenient e-gift cards are available for purchase online and physical gift cards can be purchased at any San Pedro Fish Market location. All gift cards are redeemable for dine-in or takeout at all San Pedro Fish Market locations.”

“All San Pedro Fish Market and Grille locations in San Pedro, Long Beach and Wilmington are open for onsite dining and to-go orders, third-party delivery and catering. For hours, more information about San Pedro Fish Market and to order online.“

We reel in Michael Ungaro, CEO and Owner of San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant to provide all the details.

Peter Sherlock of  Chumash Casino Resort

The Willows at the Chumash Casino Resort is their 14-time AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, together with an extensive selection of local and imported wines recognized as a Wine Spectator award-winner. The menu features fresh and flavorful ingredients from local farms, ranches and gardens.” The Willows itself offers a comfortably elegant setting and nicely appointed private dining rooms. Chef de Cuisine Sergio Renteria has been guiding the kitchen at Willows for 19 years. Restaurant Manager Frank Mejia has been welcoming guests there for 17-years.

Grains and Grounds at Chumash Casino Resort is the place for a fresh cup of Starbucks® Coffee or to fuel up in between meals. Select from gelato, salads, and array of house-made sweets and gourmet desserts. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

“For a fast and casual bite, stop by Chumash Casino Resort’s Food Court on the main gaming floor. The Food Court offers guests with quick-serve, high quality and inexpensive dining in an open and comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of options including burgers, artisan pizza, hot dogs, tacos, rotisserie, BBQ and Asian specialties.”

Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Chumash Casino Resort (and a chef by training) is our guide to all the varied cuisine available at the Resort.

Deam Kim of OC Baking Company

Baker Dean Kim is again hosting his Annual Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store by OC Baking at his commercial bakery in Orange on Friday, December 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until sell out. It’s an incredible array of scrumptious food and sweet treats from small producers who are passionate about their gourmet specialty food products. It’s everything from baked goods from Crema Artisan Bakery to Pascal Coffee.

Chef Lisa Gilmore will be there with her popular line of seasonally-changing Soup’d Up soups packaged in quart containers. Look fer her Italian Wedding, Cream of Mushroom and Potato Sausage soups.

Baker Dean Kim and Chef Lisa Gilmore join us with all the delectable specifics.

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

The Holidays are here and stress-free Holiday cooking is always the ultimate objective. As a working chef Andrew has plenty of experience with cooking wisely for the Holidays for both demanding guests and discerning Family. Chef Andrew joins us with his continuing series of genuinely useful holiday cooking tips. This week it’s roasted goose as the centerpiece for the Holiday Table. Goose has always been popular at the Holidays in Europe but also deserves a spot on the bountiful American table.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: The LA Chef Con / LATTC Student Mentorship Program with Pastry Chef Della Gossett and Daisy Garcia
Segment Three: San Pedro Fish Market with Michael Ungaro
Segment Four: Chumash Casino Resort (Santa Ynez) Dining with Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Part One
Segment Five: Chumash Casino Resort (Santa Ynez) Dining with Peter Sherlock, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Part Two
Segment Six: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part One
Segment Seven: OC Baking’s Festive Christmas Pop-Up Store Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Show 522, April 22, 2023: Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe, Legends Hospitality at Angel Stadium Part One

Dennis Radcliffe of Legends Hospitality

What’s a new season of Angels Baseball without a home run of new food items to contemplate and savor. Joining us to make us incredibly hungry is new Executive Chef of Legends Hospitality at Angel Stadium, Dennis Radcliffe.

We’ll be chatting about what’s new in the concession stands, at Brewery X, and the Premium Suites. Angel Stadium also has an in-house pastry chef. Think fresh-baked brownie bites and oversized caramel (Granny Smith) apples!

It’s everything from the Out-of-the-Park Dog to the BX Burger on an OC Baking Co bun at Brewery X.

Also the Barbacoa Burrito and the California Steak Board in the Suites. A whole lot lot of deliciousness at the ready.

Show 522, April 22, 2023: Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe, Legends Hospitality at Angel Stadium Part Two

Dennis Radcliffe of Legends Hospitality

What’s a new season of Angels Baseball without a home run of new food items to contemplate and savor. Continuing with us to make us incredibly hungry is new Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe of Legends Hospitality at Angel Stadium.

We’ll be chatting about what’s new in the concession stands, at Brewery X, and the Premium Suites. Angel Stadium also has an in-house pastry chef. Think fresh-baked brownie bites and oversized caramel (Granny Smith) apples!

It’s everything from the Out-of-the-Park Dog to the BX Burger at Brewery X. 

It’s everything from the Out-of-the-Park Dog to the BX Burger (with a special bun from OC Baking Co.) at Brewery X.

Also the Barbacoa Burrito (with a tortilla from Tortillas Mejorado) and the California Steak Board with Smoked Tr-Tip and Twice Baked Dutch Red & Dutch Yellow Potatoes from Melissa’s in the Suites. Clearly a whole lot of deliciousness at the ready.

Show 511, February 4, 2023: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part One

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is Voice of OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. The column publishes every other Friday. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles and Travel Costa Mesa

Anne Marie joins us in-studio for her regular bi-monthly visit to talk about her recent visit aboard Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Discovery Princess. She was part of a select travel media group aboard previewing their newest very special VIP amenity, the fully-immersive “360: An Extraordinary Experience.” It engages all of a guest’s senses with tastes, sights, sounds, touches and fragrances of a visit to the Mediterranean showcasing the spectacular hilltops of Santorini, Almalfi Coast, Barcelona and Provence.

Anne Marie will also share her most recent column suggesting where informed locals like to dine told through the eyes of master baker Dean Kim of OC Baking Company in Orange. His newest discovery is Orange’s Palm Market & Deli. A favorite sandwich there is the Cubini, served hot. “It’s pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles with stone ground mustard and served on potato telera bread.”

Show 511, February 4, 2023: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is Voice of OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. The column publishes every other Friday. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles and Travel Costa Mesa

Anne Marie joins us in-studio for her regular bi-monthly visit to talk about her recent visit aboard Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Discovery Princess. She was part of a select travel media group aboard previewing their newest very special VIP amenity, the fully-immersive “360: An Extraordinary Experience.” It engages all of a guest’s senses with tastes, sights, sounds, touches and fragrances of a visit to the Mediterranean showcasing the spectacular hilltops of Santorini, Almalfi Coast, Barcelona and Provence.

Anne Marie will also share her most recent column suggesting where informed locals like to dine told through the eyes of master baker Dean Kim of OC Baking Company in Orange. His newest discovery is Orange’s Palm Market & Deli. A favorite sandwich there is the Cubini, served hot. “It’s pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles with stone ground mustard and served on potato telera bread.” Dean also frequents Brodard Vietnamese Cuisine in Fountain Valley and Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar in South Coast Plaza, among other favorites.

Show 433, July 10, 2021: Chef Bill Bracken, Bracken’s Kitchen, The Hungry Games 4.0 Preview Part One

Bill Bracken of Brackens Kitchen

“For the fourth year, Bracken’s Kitchen is hosting its signature culinary event benefiting the less fortunate and food insecure in Southern California. This year’s edition, THE HUNGRY GAMES 4.0 will feature talented, local chefs creating their trademark dishes and competing in the organization’s very own 9,000 square foot kitchen in Garden Grove on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.”

“All who attend are encouraged to come HUNGRY as guests will enjoy selections of small bites, appetizers, snacks, sweets, beer, and wine, while experiencing the entire Bracken’s Kitchen facility including three commercial kitchens and a newly renovated outdoor space. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary competition, participate in silent and live auctions, and learn more about the great work to which Bracken’s Kitchen is devoted.”

“Bracken’s Kitchen welcomes a variety of Southern California’s top chefs including our own Chef Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, Chef Rich Mead at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Chef Peter Petro of Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, Chef Greg Daniels of Harley Laguna Beach, Chefs Michael & David Rossi (ex-The Ranch Restaurant,) Chef Tarit Tanjasiri of Crema Café and and Master Baker Dean Kim of OC Baking Co., to name just a few.”

“This past year has seen an exponential increase in food insecurity and need here and in Southern California and across the nation. Over the past several months we’ve seen the attention on food insecurity wane and move to other hot topics,” said Bill Bracken, founder Bracken’s Kitchen. “Unfortunately, the need is still there and we are committed to help meet it. The Hungry Games 4.0 is a fun and exciting way that you can help us to meet that need. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun, and purpose for our friends and neighbors in need.”

Chef Bill Bracken takes a break from his busy kitchens and joins us.

Show 433, July 10, 2021: Chef Bill Bracken, Bracken’s Kitchen, The Hungry Games 4.0 Preview Part Two

Bill Bracken of Brackens Kitchen

“For the fourth year, Bracken’s Kitchen is hosting its signature culinary event benefiting the less fortunate and food insecure in Southern California. This year’s edition, THE HUNGRY GAMES 4.0 will feature talented, local chefs creating their trademark dishes and competing in the organization’s very own 9,000 square foot kitchen in Garden Grove on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.”

“All who attend are encouraged to come HUNGRY as guests will enjoy selections of small bites, appetizers, snacks, sweets, beer, and wine, while experiencing the entire Bracken’s Kitchen facility including three commercial kitchens and a newly renovated outdoor space. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary competition, participate in silent and live auctions, and learn more about the great work to which Bracken’s Kitchen is devoted.”

“Bracken’s Kitchen welcomes a variety of Southern California’s top chefs including our own Chef Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, Chef Rich Mead at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Chef Peter Petro of Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, Chef Greg Daniels of Harley Laguna Beach, Chefs Michael & David Rossi (ex-The Ranch Restaurant,) Chef Tarit Tanjasiri of Crema Café and and Master Baker Dean Kim of OC Baking Co., to name just a few.”

“This past year has seen an exponential increase in food insecurity and need here and in Southern California and across the nation. Over the past several months we’ve seen the attention on food insecurity wane and move to other hot topics,” said Bill Bracken, founder Bracken’s Kitchen. “Unfortunately, the need is still there and we are committed to help meet it. The Hungry Games 4.0 is a fun and exciting way that you can help us to meet that need.  We hope you will join us for an evening of food, fun, and purpose for our friends and neighbors in need.” 

Chef Bill Bracken takes a break from his busy kitchens and joins us.