Shandee Chernow

Join CertiStar CEO, Shandee Chernow, as she explores food allergies, business, and life’s moments. Each week she will have special guests from all walks of life including chefs, restauranteurs, celebrities, food allergic innovators and other industry leaders. Feel inspired and motivated as you hear success stories and other incredible life experiences.
Connecting the Food Allergy Community with Katherine Schug, Founder and CEO of The Alan AppThe Intersection of Law, Food Allergies and the Hospitality Industry with Laurel J Francoeur, Esq.Never Bet Against Chef Martha Morgan, Founder of Allergy DragonTwo Dudes that Emphasis the Creative Aspect of Food and HospitalityShahla Rashid is No Longer ApologizingNourishing Dreams and Cultivating Futures, Revering ProStart®
We celebrate our 100th episode honoring and exploring ProStart, a program of the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF).  ProStart is a career and technical education program that unites the foodservice industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary techniques and restaurant management principles through real-life experiences, as well as practical skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and time management.  ProStart is a nationwide (including Guam and D.C.) that reaches approximately 130,000 students in more than 1700 high schools.  ProStart student teams from across the country demonstrate their business acumen and culinary skill at state competitions. Winning teams earn scholarships, honors and the opportunity to compete against the very best teams from other states at the National ProStart Invitational.   ProStart has impressively awarded over $1 million in scholarships and individual grants.  The ProStart judging and culinary educator panel discuss their unwavering passion for the organization, share their personal experiences, and how the students have inspired them.Our panel includes Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association and Education Foundation; Mark Molinaro, Interim Executive Director and Senior Lecturer at Northern Arizona University's School of Hotel and Restaurant Management; Matthew Welsch, also known as the Vagabond Chef, owner of Vagabond Kitchen; Rebecca Giedosh-Ruge, ProStart Educator at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School; and Yves Chambaz, ProStart Educator at J. Sterling Morton East High School.  Thank you all for being part of this.
Oct 28 2021
34 mins
Life is Sweet for Executive Chef Benjamin BedardDispelling Myths and Combatting Misinformation with Dr. David Stukus, @AllergyKidsDocCooking from a Place of Love with Executive Chef David FhimaAttaining Food Allergy Freedom with Dr. Nana MirekuTraveling the World in a Bottle with Dena RochéUnleashing Her Superpower with Riya MiglaniCooking to Perfection with Sommelier and Chef Brian HayAn Allergy Force for Good with Gayle RigioneProviding 5-Star Service with Žana DeVineOpen and Honest with Lindiwe LewisInspired by the Seas with Christopher Gould, VP of In-Park Revenue at SeaWorld San DiegoKathlena, The Allergy Chef: Her Mission is for Others to Benefit from her DiseaseTaking Risks with Food Artist Stephan C. BaityAlleviating the Loneliness of Being a Food Allergy Parent with Priscilla Hernandez