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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 new store opening later in 2019.  Even today though they rely on those Cambro transporters to keep those artisanal steamed bun sandwiches and rice perfect for all types of delivery and events.

Check out some of the pics from Ekiben:

Guest: Steve Chu

Host: Felix Bazgan

Ekiben: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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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. Oh and he was on a TV reality show so for more check out the interview.

Guest: Lamar Moore

Host: Felix Bazgan

The Swill Inn: Website | Instagram

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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 foodservice and of course what he loves about Cambro.

Please listen to the interview and check out the links below to connect.

Guest: Marc Maronne

Host: Felix Bazgan

Graffiti Bao: Website | Instagram

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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 his background, getting his start in foodservice and of course, what Cambro products he relies upon. We had the opportunity to film the installation of Cambro Shelving at the Nixon Steakhouse and invite you to watch that video as well.

Please listen to the interview and check out the links below to connect.

Guest: Katsuji Tanabe

Host: Felix Bazgan

The Nixon Steakhouse: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Episode 15 Interview with Ameer Natson | Cambro Eats

Ameer Natson logoIn 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

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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 to LaRayia Gaston, executive director and founder of Lunch On Me, about her organization.

Guest: LaRayia Gaston

Host: Felix Bazgan

Lunch On Me: Website | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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

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In this episode we talk to Erik Carpo. Erik is the Corporate Chef at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos, California.

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In the interview Chef Erik talks about his background, the history of Amor Y Tacos and future expansion plans.

Guest: Erik Carpo

Host: Felix Bazgan

Amor Y Tacos: Website | Instagram | Twitter

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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 interest in baking, followed by years of international culinary experience.

He also reveals what it was like being a central figure in the 2010 documentary Kings of Pastry. It followed Chef Jacquy through the grueling process of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France – a nationwide skills-examination for the highest accolade in France.

 

Add to that a best-selling cookbook, “The Art of French Pastry,” and we had a lot to cover in a podcast. Please check out the links below.

Guests: Jacquy Pfeiffer

Host: Felix Bazgan

French Pastry School: Website Instagram Facebook | Twitter

The Art of French Pastry cookbook on Amazon

Kings of Pastry Documentary Link

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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, investment and passion she has poured into her business over the years is evident in the success she’s enjoying.

Sweets and Meats BBQ has been recognized as the fastest growing small business in Ohio.

Guests: Kristen Bailey

Host: Felix Bazgan

Sweets and Meats BBQ: Website Instagram Facebook | Twitter

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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 to school food.

They are launching a cookbook based on their tried and tested recipes in schools for home use. They want to engage and inspire parents and students alike to a fresh approach to school food.

The cookbook, A Chef Walks Into a Cafeteria… honors the flavor values of scratch cooking and will inspire families to cook together…with recipes actually served in the school cafeteria!

Guests: Emily Burson, Brandon Neumen

Host: Felix Bazgan

School Nutrition Plus: Website Instagram Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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