EPISODE 89 | June 26, 2019

LIVE from San Francisco Cooking School: A Conversation with Preeti Mistry & a Tribute to Judy Rodgers

Our 2nd LIVE show took place last week at San Francisco Cooking School and it was a blast: Oakland-based chef Preeti…

EPISODE 88 | June 19, 2019

Patrick O’Connell, Lincoln Carson

An intersection of the classic and contemporary defines today’s episode: First up: Last week, Andrew made a pilgrimage to the…

EPISODE 87 | June 12, 2019

Jeremiah Tower Tribute at Chef’s Roll Anti-Convention; Ed Levine

Two titans of the food world are the focus of this week’s episode. First up, an Open Kitchen (non-chef) interview…

EPISODE 86 | June 5, 2019

Anthony Bourdain (unaired episode from April 2014)

A never-before-aired, recently rediscovered interview with Anthony Bourdain, whom we lost a year ago this week. On April 29, 2014, Tony…

EPISODE 85 | May 30, 2019

Los Angeles Chef Conference Chef-a-Palooza featuring Della Gossett, Michael Cimarusti, Laura Avery, Meredith Bell, Brooke Williamson, and Brad Metzger

Four interviews, all recorded outdoors in the splendor of Santa Monica at the recent Los Angeles Chef Conference: Spago’s Della Gossett; Providence’sMichael Cimarusti; Laura…

EPISODE 84 | May 22, 2019

Markus Glocker

As Bâtard (his collaboration with John Winterman and Drew Nieporent) turns 5-years old, and he settles into a new phase of shepherding…

EPISODE 83 | May 15, 2019

Kelly Fields, Kwame Onwuachi

Two big winners at last week’s James Beard Foundation Awards join Andrew on this week’s show: Kwame Onwuachi of Kith and Kin in Washington,…

EPISODE 82 | May 8, 2019

Milton Abel II

Raised as a “bar baby” by his devoted jazz musician father and just-as-loving mother, it might have seemed that Milton Abel…

EPISODE 81 | April 24, 2019

Chef’s Roll Anti-Convention Super-Value Pack (Nyesha Arrington, Barbara Lynch, Ken Frank, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, Francisco Migoya)

Andrew took his podcasting gear on the road again (this is getting to be a habit) and recorded interviews with…

EPISODE 80 | April 17, 2019

Dan Richer and Daniele Uditi

A rare food-focused episode of the pod, featuring two of the preeminent pizza specialists working in the United States today:…

EPISODE 79 | April 10, 2019

Michael McCarty

Not many people can lay claim to having shaped the restaurant world that we dine in today, but Michael McCarty…

EPISODE 78 | April 3, 2019

Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt

Pull up a chair at the table in the window and join Andrew as he gets to know Clare de Boer and Jess…

EPISODE 77 | March 27, 2019

Alycia Matthews, Patty Nusser

A great many professional cooks and chefs shifted to the kitchen after one or more earlier careers. On this episode,…

EPISODE 76 | March 20, 2019

Maneet Chauhan, Andy Little

We’re not sure what the odds are of two Nashville chefs turning up in New York City on the same…

EPISODE 75 | March 13, 2019

Philly Chef Conference Spectacular with Mashama Bailey, Katie Button, Genevieve Gergis, Christina Nguyen, and Matt Orlando (and bonus guests John & Sukey Jamison)

ast weekend, an international who’s who of chefs gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for the 6th Annual Philly Chef Conference. In…

EPISODE 74 | February 20, 2019

Nico Russell

After honing his style in pop-ups for three years, Chef Nico Russell opened his Oxalis restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, about 12 weeks ago….

EPISODE 73 | February 13, 2019

Cathy Whims

While in New York City to collaborate on a special dinner with her pal Sara Jenkins at Porsena, Cathy Whims made some time to visit…

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Joel Gargano

In the quiet town of Chester, Connecticut, in a former bank building on Main Street, Chef-Owner Joel Gargano–who trained under Jonathan Benno at Lincoln…

EPISODE 71 | January 30, 2019

Angela Dimayuga

Angela Dimayuga’s gift for weaving art, culture, politics, and locality into restaurant food & spaces inspired Standard International to create…

EPISODE 70 | January 23, 2019

Eric Ripert, Dominique Crenn, Emeril Lagasse, Amanda Cohen, Andrew Zimmern & Nancy Silverton–from the Cayman Cookout 2019!

Good day, from the 11th Annual Cayman Cookout. In this star-studded, revelation-packed, 4-interview compilation recorded at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman,…

EPISODE 69 | January 16, 2019

Tom Colicchio, Greg Baxtrom, Alan Harding & Alex Raij LIVE from the Brooklyn Podcast Festival

Season 5 of Andrew Talks to Chefs kicks off with our action-packed, first-ever LIVE production from the Brooklyn Podcast Festival!…

EPISODE 68 | December 29, 2018

Bill Yosses

Pastry chef Bill Yosses has found more gears in his career than most chefs could imagine. From his early days…

EPISODE 67 | December 26, 2018

Rob Newton

After spending about 20 years in New York City, and making a name for himself at his Brooklyn restaurants Seersucker,…

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Robert Aikens

How did a British-born chef, who spent most of his career in the United States, end up cooking his own…

EPISODE 65 | December 22, 2018

Alexander Harris

In this time of giving, Andrew sits down with Alex Harris, the executive chef of Emma’s Torch, a not-for-profit Carroll…

EPISODE 64 | December 19, 2018

Hong Thaimee

A former model and corporate executive, driven to introspection after a natural disaster, resolves to move from her native Thailand…

EPISODE 63 | December 15, 2018

Kerry Heffernan

Take a break from the madness of the holiday season, throw on a life vest, and join Andrew and Chef…

EPISODE 62 | December 12, 2018

Diego Galicia & Rico Torres

From a retrofitted train car in San Antonio, Texas, chef/owners Diego Galicia and Rico Torres turn out some of the…

EPISODE 61 | December 8, 2018

David Nayfeld & Angela Pinkerton

The duo behind one of the hottest restaurants in the country—San Francisco’s Che Fico—join Andrew for today’s interview. Executive Chef…

EPISODE 60 | December 5, 2018

Jim Dodge

Few chefs can lay claim to being true pioneers in their field but legendary pastry chef Jim Dodge is certainly…

EPISODE 59 | December 1, 2018

Bo Bech

In My Blood is the title of chef Bo Bech’s stunning and singular new book, and it’s an apt description…

EPISODE 58 | November 28, 2018

Magnus Nilsson

Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson supplements his groundbreaking, deeply personal cuisine at Fäviken with scholarly books like his newly published Nordic Baking Book, recently out from…

EPISODE 57 | November 17, 2018

Tanya Holland

Not many chefs can boast a degree in Russian language and literature, but that was just one of the many…

EPISODE 56 | November 14, 2018

Christian Petroni

On the heels of his recent victory on Food Network Star, Christian Petroni–the culinary and personality force behind a quintet of Fortina restaurants in…

EPISODE 55 | November 10, 2018

Amy Brandwein

In the three-and-a-half years since opening her Centrolina restaurant in Washington, DC, Amy Brandwein has earned rave reviews and a…

EPISODE 54 | November 7, 2018

Miles Thompson

Chef Miles Thompson grew up on the East Coast of the United States with dreams of becoming an actor, but after…

EPISODE 53 | November 3, 2018

John Currence

John Currence doesn’t hold back. From his politics to his convictions about Southern cuisine to his feelings about industry awards and what…

EPISODE 52 | October 31, 2018

David DiBari

As he prepares to double his number of restaurants from 2 to 4 (and in the midst of Hudson Valley…

EPISODE 51 | October 27, 2018

Naomi Pomeroy, Pano Karatassos

A double-feature episode—Chefs Naomi Pomeroy and Pano Karatassos both have relatively new non-restaurant ventures in their lives. Naomi, based in…

EPISODE 50 | October 24, 2018

Fatima Ali

Chef Fatima “Fati” Ali connected deeply with the culinary community earlier this month with her Bon Appetit essay where she…

EPISODE 49 | October 17, 2018

Open Kitchen – Chandra Ram

Culinary degrees and kitchen experience don’t always lead to chefdom. In this Open Kitchen episode, Chandra Ram, editor of PLATE…

EPISODE 48 | October 10, 2018

Joe Flamm

On the heels of the dinner he and Tony Mantuano threw for Andrew last week in Chicago, Spiaggia’s executive chef…

EPISODE 47 | October 3, 2018

Justin Hilbert

For three years, at Maude restaurant in Beverly HIlls, Justin Hilbert (who was elevated to Executive Chef by Chef-Owner Curtis…

EPISODE 46 | September 26, 2018

Alex Guarnaschelli

Though born into a food-centric family (legendary cookbook editor mom; passionate homecook dad), Alex Guarnaschelli never imagined a life in…

EPISODE 45 | September 19, 2018

Daniela Soto-Innes

Our fall season kicks off with one of the industry’s true wunderkinds–Daniela Soto-Innes, chef de cuisine of Cosme and Atla…

EPISODE 44 | August 15, 2018

Erin Shambura

Our Season 3 finale (or is it? listen to show intro for details about possible bonus episodes) takes us to…

EPISODE 43 | August 8, 2018

Gabriel Kreuther

You won’t find a more thoughtful, reflective leader in today’s restaurant world than Gabriel Kreuther. Andrew sat down with the…

EPISODE 42 | August 3, 2018

Bill Telepan

On one of the hottest days of the summer, Andrew finds himself in a slump but old friend Bill Telepan,…

EPISODE 41 | July 25, 2018

Daniel Holzman

How in the world did a guy who started off in top French kitchens such as Le Bernardin (at age…

EPISODE 40 | July 18, 2018

Emma Bengtsson

Few toques have made the leap from pastry chef to executive chef, but Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit in New York…

EPISODE 39 | July 11, 2018

Open Kitchen–Phil Rosenthal

A first for the podcast: Andrew welcomes television’s Phil Rosenthal, host of the Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil, as our…

EPISODE 38 | June 27, 2018

Jonathan Benno

One of the most accomplished chefs in the country returns to center stage this week as Jonathan Benno has just…

EPISODE 37 | June 20, 2018

Marc Forgione

After some emotionally draining weeks, Andrew & Caitlin dispense with their usual introductory chit-chat and get right to this week’s…

EPISODE 36 | June 13, 2018

Tony Mantuano, Dan Jacobs, Dan Van Rite

Andrew recently had a chance to sit down with Midwestern chefs of two generations: Chicago legend Tony Mantuano, who was…

EPISODE 35 | June 8, 2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

The world lost one of the great representatives of the chef profession today with the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain….

EPISODE 34 | June 6, 2018

Ruth Rogers/Ryan Tate

A special double-header with one chef from the Catskills and one who cooks there today: Ruth Rogers of London’s iconic…

EPISODE 33 | June 1, 2018

Timothy Hollingsworth

In New York City, Andrew’s irked at the angle a restaurant critic adopted to review his book Chefs, Drugs, and Rock…

EPISODE 32 | May 31, 2018

Mary Sue Milliken

In what might quietly be one of our best interviews, Mary Sue Milliken–one half (with biz partner Susan Feniger) of…

EPISODE 31 | May 16, 2018

JJ Johnson

Chef JJ Johnson and Andrew are both very much on the go this spring as they promote their respective books….

EPISODE 30 | May 9, 2018

Suzanne Tracht

What’s more fun than volleyball and as entertaining as a great summer read? Why, a podcast interview on the beach,…

EPISODE 29 | April 18, 2018

Norman Van Aken

Maybe it’s because they have Florida in common, or maybe because they both write, or maybe it’s something more simple…

EPISODE 28 | April 11, 2018

Michael Lomonaco

From ’21’ to the dear, departed Windows on the World, to his current longtime home at Porter House Bar and…

EPISODE 27 | April 10, 2018

Mike Solomonov

At his restaurants Zahav, Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Rooster Soup Company, Goldie and others, Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Mike Solomonov has…

EPISODE 26 | March 28, 2018

Nick Curtola

At Williamsburg’s popular Four Horsemen, Chef Nick Curtola brings a young lifetime of experience to bear in creating a concise…

EPISODE 25 | March 21, 2018

Ayesha Nurdjaja

At Shuka restaurant in downtown Manhattan, chef Ayesha Nurdjaja subtly makes Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine her own. Over coffee one recent…

EPISODE 24 | March 14, 2018

Bruce Marder

Bruce Marder is the first chef named in Andrew’s brand new book Chefs, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. But he’s…

EPISODE 23 | March 7, 2018

Greg Proechel

Greg Prochel presides over one of the hottest kitchens of 2018 at his Ferris Restaurant in New York City. Greg…

EPISODE 22 | February 28, 2018

Angie Mar

For a career-changer, Chef Angie Mar’s ascent in the chef world has been nothing short of astounding. Andrew swung by…

EPISODE 21 | February 21, 2018

Claire Welle

Claire Welle, the chef of Otway restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, has been drawing a lot of attention lately for her…

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Charlie Palmer

The great American chef Charlie Palmer sat down with Andrew the other day at the top of the Archer Hotel…

EPISODE 19 | February 7, 2018

Hillary Sterling

As she was giddy with excitement at the prospect of decamping New York City for a Mexican adventure, Andrew joined…

EPISODE 18 | January 31, 2018

Dan Kluger

Loring Place chef-owner Dan Kluger first became known to New York CIty restaurant-goers as the chef of ABC Kitchen, where…

EPISODE 17 | January 24, 2018

Hooni Kim

If there’s such a thing as an epic podcast interview, this is it: Chef Hooni Kim’s story spans three continents…

EPISODE 16 | January 17, 2018

Missy Robbins

Andrew Talks to Chefs kicks off its second season with the chef of Andrew’s favorite restaurant of the moment, Missy…

EPISODE 15 | December 13, 2017

Richard Blais

Andrew finds himself torn at the outset of our Season 1 finale. On the one hand, he has a hugely…

EPISODE 14 | December 11, 2017

Curtis Stone

Los Angeles’s chef Curtis Stone joins us for a special bonus episode to discuss the coming format change at his…

EPISODE 13 | December 6, 2017

Michael White/Philip Tessier

Our first twofer! Chef Michael White, the force behind Marea, Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and other modern classics, tells us…

EPISODE 12 | November 29, 2017

Elise Kornack

Just six months ago, Elise Kornack was the chef and co-owner of one of the most unique tasting menu restaurants…

EPISODE 11 | November 22, 2017

Marcus Samuelsson

As his newest restaurant, Marcus B&P in Newark, New Jersey, came to life around him, Marcus Samuelsson took an hour…

EPISODE 10 | November 15, 2017

Massimo Bottura

Our first season just keeps getting better and better as one of the most acclaimed chefs on the planet, Massimo…

EPISODE 9 | November 14, 2017

Victoria Blamey

Victoria Blamey is a good sport. The chef of Chumley’s, the reinvigorated former speakeasy in New York City’s West Village,…

EPISODE 8 | November 8, 2017

David Kinch

While in New York City to attend the annual Michelin Guide celebration, chef David Kinch of Manresa, The Bywater, and…

EPISODE 7 | November 1, 2017

Greg Baxtrom

Last year, chef Greg Baxtrom took one of the best resumes around (Alinea, Per Se, Blue Hill at Stone Barns,…

EPISODE 6 | October 25, 2017

Stephen Harris

Before he became a chef and turned The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, into a Michelin-starred destination restaurant, Stephen Harris was…

EPISODE 5 | October 18, 2017

Paul Kahan

While in Gotham City to promote his new cookbook Cheers to the Publican (coauthored with chef Cosmo Goss and collaborator…

EPISODE 4 | October 11, 2017

Amanda Freitag

Most listeners probably know Amanda Freitag solely as a television personality from her work on Chopped and other shows. But…

EPISODE 3 | October 4, 2017

Michael Anthony

Chef Michael Anthony has been at the helm of New York City’s Gramercy Tavern since 2006. During that time, he…

EPISODE 2 | September 20, 2017

Amanda Cohen

Amanda Cohen has been chef-owner of downtown New York City’s groundbreaking vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy for nearly a decade. Dirt…

EPISODE 1 | September 13, 2017

Alex Stupak

Empellón’s Alex Stupak pulled a remarkable 180 when he transitioned from pastry chef of such landmark modernist restaurants as Alinea…

| September 6, 2017

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