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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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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

Ameer Natson: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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 and passion for food, life, family—and Cambro products!

He took some time between prepping orders to talk to us – take a listen to the interview and check out the links below toconnect.

Guest: Rameez Parveez

Host: Felix Bazgan

Basant Catering: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube  

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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

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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 front, Miss Mini Donuts by Leslie has you covered!

And if you’re looking for a club, check out TEN Asian Bistro in Newport Beach.

Can you tell Leslie is busy?

She took time out to talk to us – check out the interview and check out the link below to connect.

Guest: Leslie Nguyen

Host: Felix Bazgan

Bosscat Kitchen: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Miss Mini Donuts: Facebook | Instagram

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website




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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website


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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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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

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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 success.

Like with most outreach programs, it begins with food.

In this interview, James discussed how their approach to foodservice, including donations, working with volunteers and on-site staff really dispels many preconceived notions.

The impact of the OC Rescue Mission in Orange County cannot be understated.

Guest: James Wright

Host: Felix Bazgan

Orange County Rescue Mission: Website Instagram Facebook | Twitter

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

 

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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

 

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

Cambro: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Cambro Eats Website

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