Chef's PSA

Chef's PSA

Chef's PSA with AndrΓ© Natera is your definitive guide to navigating the culinary world. Join AndrΓ© as he delves deep into the heartbeat of professional kitchens, sharing insights on how to excel and truly stand out as a chef. From the nuances of the craft to the vibrant stories of kitchen life, each episode is a blend of passion, experience, and wisdom. Chef's PSA is where I pull back the curtain on the culinary world. Let's embark on this journey together, uncovering what it truly takes to make a mark in the kitchen. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support read less
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Surviving Derecho: A Chef's Journey with Aaron Bludorn: Episode 100
2d ago
Surviving Derecho: A Chef's Journey with Aaron Bludorn: Episode 100
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ Chef's PSA Episode 100: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Aaron Bludorn Welcome to the 100th episode of Chef's PSA podcast! Join host Andre Natera as he talks with renowned Chef Aaron Bludorn from Houston. Discover Bludorn's journey from Cafe Boulud in New York to opening multiple celebrated restaurants in Houston. The episode covers their experiences with weather anomalies, tips for young cooks, and Bludorn's advice for opening a restaurant. Gain insights into the hospitality industry, chef competitions, and the culinary culture in different cities. Packed with personal anecdotes and professional wisdom, this episode is a must-listen for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts. Don't miss it! 00:00 Welcome to the 100th Episode Special with Chef Aaron Bludorn 00:47 Diving into the Derecho: A Weather Phenomenon 01:39 Navigating Restaurant Challenges During Natural Disasters 07:04 The Culinary Journey: From Seattle to New York and Beyond 14:12 Opening a Restaurant Amidst a Pandemic 20:15 Expanding the Empire: The Growth of a Restaurant Group 29:19 Dreams and Aspirations: Future Restaurant Concepts 31:31 The Personal Side of a Chef: Favorite Dishes and Dinner Parties 34:14 The Joy of Cooking for Others 34:50 The Unique Taste of Home Cooking 35:37 Behind the Scenes of Cooking Competitions 37:41 Reflections on Cooking Show Experiences 40:14 Exploring the Art of Cooking and Mentorship 46:34 Navigating the Culinary World: Advice for Chefs 50:32 Chef's Personal Strategies Against Burnout 54:09 Music, Mentorship, and Moving Forward in the Kitchen 59:10 Final Thoughts and Where to Find the Chef πŸ”— FOOD COST ORACLE Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: shop.chefspsa.com πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Importance of Seizing Opportunities Ep. 99
May 19 2024
The Importance of Seizing Opportunities Ep. 99
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ Turning Missed Opportunities into Career Wins: Insights & Personal Stories In this episode of Chef's PSA podcast, host Andre Natera explores the theme of missed opportunities within the culinary world. Natera shares a pivotal personal story about a missed job opportunity, emphasizing the importance of vocalizing one’s ambitions and seizing opportunities. Natera underscores that action and confidence are key to overcoming fear and achieving greatness in one’s career. 00:00 Welcome to Chef's PSA Podcast 00:20 Supporting the Show & Merch Updates 00:48 Upcoming Book Tease: Bad Cooks Everywhere 01:28 Guest-Centered Episodes and Editing Challenges 02:06 Supporting a Good Cause in Austin, Texas 02:38 How to Support the Podcast 02:59 The Heart of Today's Episode: Missed Opportunities 05:27 The Importance of Seizing Opportunities 08:41 The Power of Confidence and Taking Action 12:19 Launching Chef's PSA Podcast: A Case Study in Action 12:59 Final Thoughts: Overcoming Fear for Greatness πŸ”— FOOD COST ORACLE Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: shop.chefspsa.com πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Pastry Chef Casey Doody Talks Career, Trends, and Mental Health in the Kitchen Ep. 98
May 11 2024
Pastry Chef Casey Doody Talks Career, Trends, and Mental Health in the Kitchen Ep. 98
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ In this episode of Chef's PSA podcast, host AndrΓ© Natera invites pastry chef Casey Doody for an in-depth conversation about her journey in becoming a celebrated pastry chef, her experiences working in high-end kitchens across New York, Dallas, and Chicago, and the evolution of her career from hotels to Michelin star restaurants. They explore the challenges of being a female chef, handling burnout, mental health, and the dynamics between savory and pastry chefs. Casey shares insights into upcoming food trends, her recent collaborations, and offers advice for aspiring pastry chefs on career choices, maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst the demanding kitchen environment, and the importance of self-care and professional growth. Additionally, they discuss the impact of social media on a chef's career, the financial implications of culinary school, and the realities versus expectations in the pastry industry. 00:00 Welcome to Chef's PSA Podcast: Introducing Casey Doody 00:53 Exploring the Life of a Pastry Chef with Casey Doody 02:24 Casey's Unique Experiences and Perspectives 08:04 The Journey and Challenges of a Female Pastry Chef 09:47 Navigating Career Paths in the Culinary World 28:31 The Impact of Social Media on Chefs and Cuisine 31:03 The Struggle for Recognition in the Culinary World 31:59 The Power of Social Media in a Chef's Career 35:29 Navigating the Shift to Vegan and Plant-Based Desserts 37:17 The Financial Realities of the Restaurant Industry 39:32 Personal Growth and Overcoming Burnout 42:15 The Importance of Self-Care and Mental Health 48:35 Career Advice: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too 57:34 Misconceptions About Becoming a Pastry Chef 01:00:40 Closing Thoughts and Where to Follow πŸ”— FOOD COST ORACLE Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: shop.chefspsa.com πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
What Makes Good Food? Ep 97
May 5 2024
What Makes Good Food? Ep 97
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ Defining Good Food with Chef Andre. Perspectives, Techniques, and Memories In this episode of Chef's PSA podcast, host Andre Natera discusses the transition to a new podcast format alternating between guest appearances and solo episodes, with an emphasis on the culinary industry and best practices. Chef announces the upcoming guest, pastry chef Casey Doody, and her expected contributions on pastry, female chefs' perspective, and burnout. He also teases a new book, 'Bad Cooks Everywhere,' sharing its theme and cover. The core of the episode dives into the concept of good food, influenced by simplicity, technique, personal and cultural memories, and the essence of home cooking versus restaurant dining. Chef explores how food ties to memories, special moments, and the balance between technique, presentation, and taste. He concludes with his process for critiquing and perfecting a dish before it's added to the menu, emphasizing balance in flavor, technique, and presentation to align with the restaurant's brand and the dining experience. 00:00 Welcome to Chef's PSA Podcast! 00:19 Exciting Updates and Future Plans 01:48 Introducing the First Guest-Centric Episode 02:42 New Cover Art and Book Preview 03:52 Exploring the Essence of Good Food 08:48 The Art of Critiquing and Creating Dishes 16:40 What Makes Food Good? A Chef's Perspective 17:23 Support the Show and Get Exclusive Content πŸ”— FOOD COST ORACLE Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: shop.chefspsa.com πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Navigating the Chaos of Bad Service Days in the Kitchen Ep. 96
Apr 28 2024
Navigating the Chaos of Bad Service Days in the Kitchen Ep. 96
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ Navigating the Chaos of Bad Service Days in the Kitchen | Chef's PSA In this episode of Chef's PSA podcast, host AndrΓ© Natera discusses the unavoidable kitchen nightmare of bad service days, shares personal experiences of challenging services, and offers guidance on how to handle high-pressure situations in professional kitchens. The episode begins with a sponsorship message from Old Style Sausage and updates on Andra's current projects, including book adjustments and a new novel in progress, 'Bad Cooks Everywhere'. Tips include staying calm, effective communication, and proactive planning. The podcast emphasizes the importance of team leadership and learning from difficult experiences to improve service and kitchen operations. 00:00 Welcome to Chef's PSA Podcast 00:19 Sponsored by Old Style Sausage 00:53 Updates and Announcements 02:02 Supporting the Show and Chef's Merch 02:38 Chef's Adventures and Upcoming Events 04:07 Diving into Bad Service Experiences 05:26 Navigating Kitchen Chaos: Strategies and Stories 13:29 Learning from the Heat: Post-Shift Reflections 15:27 Kitchen Mishaps and Safety Lessons 17:36 Exclusive Content on Substack & Closing Remarks πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: shop.chefspsa.com πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Last OG's in The Kitchen Ep. 95
Apr 21 2024
The Last OG's in The Kitchen Ep. 95
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ Honoring the Legacy: Respecting Previous Generations of Chefs In this episode of the Chefs PSA podcast, host Andre Natera emphasizes the importance of respecting and valuing the contributions and teachings of past generations of chefs. He draws parallels between the evolution of culinary skills and personal growth, arguing that current chefs owe much of their knowledge and techniques to their predecessors. Natera also delves into his personal experiences, reflecting on how his views and culinary practices have been shaped by earlier mentors and culinary education. Furthermore, he discusses the evolution of food and cooking techniques over time, stressing that innovation in the culinary field often builds upon the foundation laid by former chefs. The episode concludes with a call to action for chefs to acknowledge and appreciate the influence of their mentors and the culinary heritage they carry forward. Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Feeding the Senses: How Chefs Impact the Dining Experience Ep. 94
Apr 14 2024
Feeding the Senses: How Chefs Impact the Dining Experience Ep. 94
Go to my New Substack Here: https://chefspsa.substack.com/ The Art of Enhancing Dining Experiences: Insights for Chefs In this episode of Chef's PSA Podcast, host Andre Natera delves into the psychology of eating and how chefs can significantly influence the dining experience beyond the food itself. The discussion starts with a brief promotion of the podcast's new availability on Substack and an encouragement for listeners to support the show through various platforms. Andre shares a memorable experience at a three-Michelin-star restaurant where scent played a crucial role in enhancing the dining experience, likening it to Pavlov's conditioning experiment. He explores how presentation, ambiance, music, and even the tactile aspects of dining - such as menu design, cutlery, and table settings - contribute to how food is perceived and enjoyed. Andre also discusses the importance of menu design and server recommendations in influencing guest choices and satisfaction. The episode emphasizes the holistic approach to creating memorable dining experiences, underscoring the power of small details and sensory cues in elevating the enjoyment of food. Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Real Path to Becoming a Great Chef - No Shortcuts
Apr 7 2024
The Real Path to Becoming a Great Chef - No Shortcuts
In this episode of Chef's PSA Podcast, host Andre Natera discusses the misconceptions about quickly becoming a great chef. He begins by giving a brief update on his culinary group's efforts to showcase El Paso's food scene and mentions upcoming events he'll be attending. Natera then dives into the main topic, expressing his frustration with the misconception that there are secrets or shortcuts to becoming an exceptional chef. Sharing personal stories from his career, he emphasizes the importance of hard work, experience, and learning from both successes and failures. Natera highlights that becoming a great chef requires mastering cooking skills, understanding financial and operational aspects of running a kitchen, building a team, and continuously improving oneself. He concludes by advising aspiring chefs to focus on gradual improvement rather than seeking instant success. Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Understanding Why People Leave Jobs in the Culinary Industry: Insights and Solutions Ep. 92
Mar 31 2024
Understanding Why People Leave Jobs in the Culinary Industry: Insights and Solutions Ep. 92
In this episode of the Chef's PSA podcast, host Andre Natera explores the reasons behind why people leave their jobs, particularly in the culinary industry. He addresses the importance of happiness and job satisfaction, sharing insights from an Instagram poll he conducted, which revealed that factors such as opportunity for growth, creative freedom, and recognition significantly influence an employee's decision to stay or leave a job. Natera emphasizes the crucial role of culinary leaders in providing a supportive and fulfilling work environment, discussing strategies to ensure job satisfaction and reduce turnover. He also highlights the necessity of a comprehensive compensation package and the importance of understanding and addressing the different needs of employees, based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, to foster a loyal and happy workforce. Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜ Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills. πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/ πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence. πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘• Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street! πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing. πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ”” Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen. πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL** Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms! - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Special Chef's Leadership Interview Ep. 91
Mar 24 2024
Special Chef's Leadership Interview Ep. 91
Chef Andre Natera on Leadership and Mentorship in the Culinary World  In this episode of Chef's PSA podcast, host Andre Natera shares a special leadership interview originally planned for South by Southwest with Emmanuel LaRoche, host of the Flavors Unknown podcast. Natera discusses his culinary career, mentorship, and leadership philosophy, emphasizing discipline, consistency, and providing a supportive environment for creativity and growth. He also touches on his involvement in mentoring, and how to support upcoming culinary talent. The episode sheds light on the challenges and opportunities in culinary leadership and the importance of mentorship in personal and professional development.   Listen to the entire Flavors Unknown Episode here https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IqWDfIWip8YmnU62rU0hJ?si=6UoYWGelQ_KB43lK-YXV4Q Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Best New Vs. Best Old Ep. 90
Mar 16 2024
Best New Vs. Best Old Ep. 90
In this episode of Chef's PSA, host Andre Natera explores the concepts of 'best new' versus 'best old' in the culinary world, emphasizing the importance of longevity and consistency for restaurants. Natera reflects on conversations with chef friends about the challenges and expectations faced by new restaurants, noting the allure of awards but highlighting the critical balance between culinary creativity and business sustainability. He shares insights on why restaurants that have sustained success for years offer valuable lessons in adaptability, customer loyalty, and service quality. The episode concludes with a call to support the Chef's PSA platform and a reminder of the importance of both seeking recognition and ensuring a restaurant's lasting success. Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Love the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
I Learned To Cook By Following The Seasons Ep. 89
Mar 11 2024
I Learned To Cook By Following The Seasons Ep. 89
In this episode of the Chefs PSA podcast, host Andre Natera explores the intricacies of seasonal cooking, offering insights on how to plan and adapt menus according to the seasons. Andre discusses the challenges and rewards of using seasonal ingredients, emphasizing the importance of understanding food transitions, reservation techniques, and the rediscovery of fermentation. The episode takes a deep dive into what each season offers, detailing specific produce, meats, and cooking methods suitable from spring to winter. Andre encourages chefs to increase their skill level and creativity by cooking with seasonal and local ingredients. Additionally, Andre teases a new rap song about the podcast to possibly replace the intro or outro music, inviting listeners to share their feedback. Viewers are also invited to support the show, check out chef-related merchandise, and access various culinary guides and books available on the podcast's website.   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Chef's Dilemma: Balancing Passion and Profit Ep. 88
Mar 3 2024
The Chef's Dilemma: Balancing Passion and Profit Ep. 88
Chef Andre Natera hosts the Chef's PSA Podcast. In this episode, he emphasizes the importance of considering the business aspect of running a kitchen, along with maintaining creativity. He advises future restaurateurs to gain experience in managing a restaurant before they open their own. He underlines the significance of understanding costs, marketing, customer service, and market expectations. Andre shares his past mistakes and how he learned the hard way that not all creative dishes sell well. To be successful, chefs need to balance creativity with dishes they know will sell. Tools like food cost, labor cost, menu pricing and more also come into play. He insists that chefs need to take advantage of inexpensive online courses, read books and understand management. In conclusion, he states no chef can run a profitable restaurant based solely on quality food without good marketing and customer service.   00:00 Introduction and Show Support 01:38 Host's Recent Activities and Upcoming Events 02:09 Main Topic: Don't Forget This is Still a Business 02:14 The Importance of Cooking for the Customer 03:14 The Pitfalls of Cooking for Self-Expression 03:59 Understanding Your Restaurant's Audience 04:45 The Business Side of Running a Restaurant 10:06 The Role of Marketing in a Successful Restaurant 12:41 The Importance of Customer Service and Hospitality 17:02 Menu Creation: Balancing Creativity and Business 19:10 Conclusion and Show Support    πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Proper Thieves Podcast Reveal: Exclusive Chef Interview Ep. 87
Feb 25 2024
The Proper Thieves Podcast Reveal: Exclusive Chef Interview Ep. 87
In this exclusive episode of Chef's PSA Podcast, host Chef Andre Natera discusses his unconventional journey to success in his culinary career and his current endeavor. Andre provides valuable insights on discipline, willpower, and his effective morning routine which helped him excel in multiple arenas. He also talks about modern marketing strategies and the integration of social media into the culinary world. His experiences in the gym and as a chef inspire him to continually learn and improve, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and gaining knowledge in our everyday life. Andre also explains his unique approach to tackling tasks and goals using a sticky note system. The episode concludes with a teaser for an extended version of the conversation available on other platforms. WATCH THE PROPER THIEVES PODCAST INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/7Rq3K48SHQE?si=KFP3LWkYThM_R94a   LISTEN ON SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/episode/584xW4Ai6TTUyZrjAGzBKK?si=96c3510d3006473e   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle  πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Chefs Secret! Kitchen Tips and Tricks Ep. 86
Feb 18 2024
Chefs Secret! Kitchen Tips and Tricks Ep. 86
In this episode of the Chef's PSA podcast, host Andre Natera shares various tips and tricks that can be useful to chefs in their daily kitchen operations. He discusses the importance of a kitchen set up with a finishing station, creative uses of the Cryovac machine for more than just vacuum packing, and the advantage of pre-hydrating xanthan gum for thickening. Andre also gives insights on effective kitchen practices like using a scale for multiple measurements, using green oil, grinding vegetables in a meat grinder,and cooking artichokes whole.   WATCH THE PROPER THIEVES PODCAST INTERVIEW https://youtu.be/7Rq3K48SHQE?si=KFP3LWkYThM_R94a   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
How Chef’s Get Ready for Game Day! Ep. 85
Feb 12 2024
How Chef’s Get Ready for Game Day! Ep. 85
Chef's PSA Podcast: Preparing for the Big Day & Surviving Major Events In this episode of Chef's PSA Podcast, host Chef Andre Natera discusses preparations for big culinary events like Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine's Day. He shares his experiences as an executive chef during big events, points out common mistakes, and provides suggestions for planning, staffing, menu creation, and crisis management. Chef Andre also recommends several helpful resources to budding chefs and gives a sneak peek into one of his interviews.   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Angry Brunch: Chef's Rant Ep. 84
Feb 4 2024
The Angry Brunch: Chef's Rant Ep. 84
Chef's PSA Podcast: Angry Brunch Episode   Host Andre Natera talks about his unfiltered, hilarious, and somewhat controversial dislike for brunch in this episode of the Chef's PSA Podcast. He humorously highlights the headaches and frustrations that many industry professionals face when dealing with brunch. Natera outlines the challenges of restaurant brunch service including last-minute customer walk-ins, menu planning, overworking, wastage, and coping with hangovers. Despite understanding the business appeal of this meal period, Natera maintains his dislike and gives shout-outs to the hardworking brunch cooks. He also presents a bit on the merchandise, books, and new audio book available on the Chef's PSA website.   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/   πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support   πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
The Race to the Top: Exploring the Pitfalls of Fast Success Ep. 83
Jan 29 2024
The Race to the Top: Exploring the Pitfalls of Fast Success Ep. 83
The Importance of Slow Success in the Culinary Field - Chef's PSA Podcast In this podcast episode, Host Andre Natera talks about the value of slow and diligent success versus rushed achievements in the culinary field. He discusses the urgency often prompted by social media, the importance of mentorship, and the risks of overly rapid career progression. Natera stresses the significance of gaining comprehensive experience by thoroughly working through all kitchen roles. He warns against the hazards of ego and suggests listening to advice from trusted mentors and absorbing as much culinary knowledge as possible to become a better chef. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ NEW FOOD COST ORACLE ON OPEN AI Food Cost Oracle will help you find solutions to your food cost problems, teach you the basics of food cost and also help build excel spreadsheets with formulas. Free to use for OPEN AI Premium users πŸ”— Get it here : https://chat.openai.com/g/g-QXwmj87P7-food-cost-oracle   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/    πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support    πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
Menu Change 101: Critical Path to Menu Success Ep. 82
Jan 21 2024
Menu Change 101: Critical Path to Menu Success Ep. 82
Join host Andre Natera in this episode of the Chef's PSA podcast as they discuss the essential path for altering your menu. The discussion includes understanding critical paths, menu brainstorming, the importance of training and approval by stakeholders, and the forward-thinking strategy of planning seasonal menus in advance. The episode also introduces the food cost Oracle AI app and shares ideas on how AI could potentially streamline menu changes. Andre stresses the need for balance between creativity and business while creating menus. πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/     πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support     πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support
If You Compromise Your Standards You Fail Ep. 81
Jan 14 2024
If You Compromise Your Standards You Fail Ep. 81
If you compromise on your standards it is a slippery slope to having none.   πŸ“˜ **GRAB YOUR FREE CULINARY GUIDES!** πŸ“˜  Elevate your culinary prowess with our FREE eBooks! While donations are welcome, they are not mandatory. Access guides on basic recipes, culinary terms, and opening a restaurant to refine your skills.  πŸ”— Download on Gumroad : https://chefspsa.gumroad.com/     πŸ“š **ESSENTIAL READING FOR ASPIRING CHEFS** πŸ“š  Advance your culinary career with our must-read collection, including 'Culinary Leadership Fundamentals,' 'Bad Sous Good Chef,' and more. Each book is a step towards culinary excellence.  πŸ”— www.chefspsa.com/books   πŸ‘• **FRESH OFF THE PRESS: CHEF’S PSA MERCH!** πŸ‘•  Upgrade your chef wardrobe with our stylish and professional merch. Perfect for the kitchen or the street!  πŸ”— Chef’s PSA Merch Store: https://my-store-d0a44d.creator-spring.com/   πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ **BE A PART OF OUR CULINARY JOURNEY** πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³  Adore the wisdom dished out on Chef's PSA? Support us to keep the culinary conversations and insights flowing.  πŸ”— Support the Podcast : https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support     πŸ”” **STAY IN THE CULINARY LOOP** πŸ””  Never miss a beat from the culinary world. Subscribe, like, and hit the bell for notifications - your front-row seat to all things chef and kitchen.   πŸ”— **LET'S GET SOCIAL**  Join our vibrant culinary community across all platforms!  - TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chefspsa?lang=en β€’ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChefsPSA β€’ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chefspsa/ β€’ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550525924555 β€’ Website – www.chefspsa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/andre-natera/support