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Episode 20 Interview with Chris Rivest

In this episode we talk to a Chef whose love for Cambro is literally skin deep.

Chef Chris Rivest is not unlike many foodservice professionals. Started in the industry young, went into broadcasting and advertising, started a comedy YouTube cooking show, got selected to be on Masterchef Canada and is now the sous chef, beekeeper, head butcher and pit master a newly opened restaurant. Well, maybe not quite everyone had the same path as Chris.

Hear all about his varied career thus far and that famous tattoo that got him viral attention.

Episode 19 – Interview with Steve Chu of Ekiben

In this episode of Cambro Eats, we take you to Baltimore! Steve Chu, co-owner of Ekiben, shares the story of his popular Asian Fusion restaurant. From humble beginnings with a hot dog cart (and trusty Cambro insulated transporters), Steve and his team are celebrating 3 years in a brick and mortar location and planning a…

Episode 18 – Interview with Lamar Moore

In this episode of Cambro Eats, we talk to Chef Lamar Moore. Chef’s journey through foodservice takes some very interesting turns. From his time at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago to working on the expansion of McCormick and Schmick’s across the US to working at stadiums all over the country, his experiences are eye opening….

Episode 17 – Interview with Marc Marrone | Cambro Eats

On this week’s show, we talk to Chef Marc Marrone. After several years of being the Corporate Chef for the Tao Group, known for the Tao Las Vegas venue in the Venetian, he has recently started Graffiti Bao, a Vegas pop-up inspired by Asian street food. We talked to him about his background, trends in…

Episode 16 Interview with Katsuji Tanabe | Cambro Eats

In this episode we took a short trip north to LA County to visit Chef Katsuji Tanabe at his restaurant, The Nixon Steakhouse. You probably recognize Chef Kat from one of his many restaurants across the US or from his appearance on TV – notably the show, Top Chef. In this interview he talks about…

Episode 15 Interview with Ameer Natson | Cambro Eats

In this episode, we talk to Ameer Natson. To say he’s an Executive Chef would be too easy so you’ll have to listen to him describe his journey. Check out the podcast and here’s the link to Ameer’s website to get all the info on his upcoming adventures. Guest: Ameer Natson Host: Felix Bazgan Ameer…

Episode 14 – Basant Catering | Interview with Rameez Parveez | Cambro Eats

In this episode, meet Rameez Parveez of Basant Catering. Rameez started his company with the dream of bringing modern halal American food to the people of Long Island. Basant Catering has grown into an extremely successful business, with Rameez regularly preparing catering orders for events that serve hundreds of people. Rameez has an incredible energy…

Episode 13 – Miss BossCat | Interview with Leslie Nguyen | Cambro Eats

In this episode, we talk to Leslie Nguyen. Better known as Miss BossCat, Leslie leverages her nickname to a strong brand across multiple foodservice businesses. If you’re in Houston or Newport Beach, you’re in luck. A Bosscat Kitchen & Libations establishment is nearby. Or perhaps custom mini donuts are your thing. Good news on that…

Episode 12 – Lunch On Me | Interview with LaRayia Gaston | Cambro Eats

Cambro Cares is committed to supporting organizations that nourish our communities. Recently, Cambro was happy to work with non-profit Lunch On Me to help them reach more of Los Angeles’ homeless community. Lunch On Me reduces food waste by taking would-be thrown away organic food and creating delicious, healthy meals for the homeless. We talked…

Episode 11 – Paderia Bakehouse | Interview with Davion Tran | Cambro Eats

In this episode we talk to Davion Tran, Co-founder of Paderia Bakehouse. Paderia Bakehouse, located in Fountain Valley, California is a modern bakery serving traditional baked goods. From decadent Malasada (or Portuguese donut) flavors to the 6 oz signature cookies who’s pull-apart videos have become all the rage on Instagram to Horchatas, the company’s approach…

Cambro Eats Episode 10 – Interview with Erik Carpo of Amor Y Tacos

In this episode we talk to Erik Carpo. Erik is the Corporate Chef at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos, California. You’ll notice a bit of background noise – this was done during a very busy afternoon at their location. I guess being busy is a great problem to have. In the interview Chef Erik talks…

Cambro Eats Episode 9 – Interview with Stan Hays of Operation BBQ Relief

In this episode we talk to Stan Hays, co-founder and CEO of Operation BBQ Relief. Stan’s background in BBQ gave him the foundation to rely upon when the disaster of the Joplin tornado hit and sent Stan into action. He turned that action into a nationwide organization that has provided over 1,700,000 meals in 24…

Cambro Eats Episode 8 – Interview with Chef Beverly Kim of Parachute

In this episode, we interview our first Michelin star Chef! Chef Beverly Kim and Chef Johnny Clark are the husband and wife team who have made Parachute the talk of Chicago. The restaurant opened in 2014 and they have gotten a lot of well-deserved attention. Just a few of their accolades: Michelin Star 2016, 2017,…

Cambro Eats Episode 7 – Interview with Jacquy Pfeiffer of the French Pastry School

This week’s episode spotlights Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, President and Co-Founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago. With the simple goal of training much-needed pastry chefs, the French Pastry School was launched. Since its start, the School has become a mainstay of the culinary hub in Chicago. In this episode, Chef Jacquy details his early…

Cambro Eats Episode 6 – Interview with Brian Weavel of Anna’s Pizza and Pasta

This week we had the opportunity to talk to Brian Weavel, founder and owner of Anna’s Pizza and Pasta. Located in Winnebago, Illinois, Anna’s has been around for 23 years. Anna’s is the epitome of a small business success story and Brian is the perfect example of a small business owner. His constant focus and…

Cambro Eats Episode 5 – Interview with James Wright from Orange County Rescue Mission

On the show this week, we interviewed James Wright, the Food Service Manager at the Orange County Rescue Mission. While you may be familiar with various outreach programs, nationally or locally, from housing to feeding, the OC Rescue Mission, is a rather comprehensive, intesnsive 2-3 year program designed to really prepare those accepted for life-long…

Cambro Eats Episode 4 – Interview with Kristen Bailey from Sweets and Meats BBQ

Who doesn’t love BBQ? On the show this week, we talk BBQ business with Kristen Bailey, founder and owner of Sweets and Meats BBQ in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kristen started her business with a BBQ truck and has expanded into a physical storefront. Kristen’s story is very interesting for any foodservice operation. The amount of research,…

Episode 3: Interview with Emily Burson and Brandon Neumen from School Nutrition Plus

This week we switch gears and talk school food. On the show this week is Emily Burson, founder and owner of School Nutrition Plus, a Southern California company that provides made from scratch school meals. Emily and Brendan Neumen, VP and Exec Chef, have teamed up to give schools access and education to their approach…

Episode 2: Lola’s Mexican Cuisine

This week we head just a few miles north of Cambro’s headquarters, up the 405 freeway, to Long Beach. There we visited Louis and Brenda Navarro, the husband and wife team and owners of Lola’s Mexican Cuisine. They are growth-minded and it shows. In just ten years, they have two Lola’s locations, launched another concept…

Episode 1: XO Marshmallow

In this episode, we visit Chicago! We talk to the two co-founders of XO Marshmallow. These two #ladybosses took the idea for flavored, gourmet marshmallows and built a booming online business and expanded with a marshmallow café and wonderland! From Butterbeer marshmallows (Harry Potter fan-favorite) to Avocado Toast marshmallows, the creative flavors are abundant at…