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The Recipe: Celebrity Secrets

100 EpisodesProduced by Chef Charles CarrollWebsite

What are the key ingredients to a fulfilling, phenomenal, successful life? We are on the hunt for THE RECIPE! Join international award-winning, Culinary Olympic gold-medalist, Chef Charles Carroll as he journeys into the homes of some of the world’s most extraordinary people, to learn their own pers… read more

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Episode 263 - Kriss Harvey

September 22nd, 2022


Named one of America’s Top 10 Pastry Chefs in 2017, Chef Kriss Harvey has worked in the pastry departments of some of the country’s finest …

Episode 262 - Allison Fasasno

August 23rd, 2022


She knew at the age of 11 years old that she wanted to become a Chef after seeing the Food Network for the first time. She began following and …

Episode 261 - Leadership Lessons from a Chef

August 8th, 2022


Tune in to hear about Chef's journey to publish his first book. Leadership Lessons from Chef Carroll himself!  

Episode 260 - Olympic Gold Medal

August 1st, 2022


Tune in to hear about Chef Carroll talk about his journey to the gold medal! 

Episode 259 - Andre Natera

July 23rd, 2022


A lauded former chef, André Natera recently stepped away from the kitchen. He guided the legendary Pyramid Restaurant from a two-star to four-star review by the Dallas Morning News during his tenure. Most recently, …

Episode 258 - What If

June 27th, 2022


Tune in to listen to the first of Chef Carroll's new series, What If! 

Episode 257 - Byron Gomez

May 23rd, 2022


Born in Costa Rica, Chef Byron Gomez migrated to the United States when he was 8 years old and is a proud DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood …

Episode 256 - Tommy Vaccaro

May 12th, 2022


Chef Thomas Vaccaro’s award-winning career has spanned over 35 years and seen his influence touch a variety of dining and hospitality establishments throughout the country. Tune in to hear Tommy and Charles catch up and …

Episode 255 - Mayank Istwal

March 29th, 2022


From Dehradun ,India and coming from the Caterer’s family he always had that energy and passion for cooking , interacting with ingredients and adapting the versatile cooking techniques. Tune in to Listen to Charles and …

Episode 254 - Erik Hernandez

March 21st, 2022


Erik Hernandez is the Founder of MISE Footwear, a Portland, Oregon startup dedicated to making the new standard of footwear for the hospitality industry. Hernandez brings more than 15 years in footwear to table, with …

Episode 253 - Felipe Botero

March 21st, 2022


Tune in to hear Charles and Felipe Botero talk about his journey! 

Episode 251- Ragnar Fridrikson

February 14th, 2022


Ragnar Fridriksson is the Managing Director of the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) Since 2009. A global body that represents millions of chefs in over 100 countries. Previously, he has over 25 years of …

Episode 250 - A Recipe for Love

February 7th, 2022


John and his wife Anna are award-winning authors. Their books are published in 38 languages and have sold more than 3 million copies. Tune in to see …

Episode 249 - Ron Mckinlay

January 17th, 2022


After completing a Culinary Arts diploma in his hometown of Vancouver, he took off to New Zealand to play competitive rugby and travel abroad, until …

Episode 248 - Robbie Felice

January 11th, 2022


Robbie worked in several other restaurants across the country. Hungry for more, he put in numerous stages at Michelin-Starred restaurants across the globe; including Sergio Herman’s 2-Michelin-Star Pure-C in The …

Episode 246 - Adam Stokes

November 29th, 2021


"Those who don't understand crypto, don't understand money. Those who don't understand money, are destined to be a slave to it". Wise words from Crypto expert Adam Stokes. Tune in to this new episode!

Episode 245 - Adam Heath

November 15th, 2021


Tune in to this very special episode with long time friends Charles Carroll and Chef Adam Heath! Ever had questions about how bitcoin really worked?

Ep. 244 - Clarice Lam

November 1st, 2021


As The Baking Bean, Chef Clarice creates sweet treats with clean and pure flavors that The New York Times calls “high-quality and handsome.” The Baking Bean can be found year around in local pop up markets curated by …

Episode 243 - Cesar Figueroa

October 18th, 2021


Motivational, goal driven, adaptable Chef with global culinary experience. 2+ years of experience in a Three-Star Michelin kitchen. Join us to listen …

Episode 242 - Duncan Coffee

October 11th, 2021


On August 12, 1918, H. Mills Duncan fired up the roasters for the Duncan Coffee Company's first batch of coffee. Tune in now to hear the amazing story of a true entrepreneur!

Episode 241 - Chip Overstreet

September 27th, 2021


Chip Overstreet is the Chief Executive Officer at Spiceology based in Spokane, Washington. Tune in to hear about him and what Spiceology has coming …

Episode 240 - Alfonso Contrisciani

September 20th, 2021


Tune in to hear Charles and Chef Alfonso catch up and reminisce on old memories. Chef believes in sustainable foods and green initiatives and applies …

Episode 239- Christopher Tzorin

August 23rd, 2021


His passion began when he started helping his father in the kitchen at work. While at home he helped his mother make traditional enchiladas and …

Episode 238- Ben Diaz

August 16th, 2021


Born and raised in Southern California, Chef Ben takes inspiration from the ever-evolving culinary scene and melting pot of cultures in and around …

Episode 237- Guy Meikle

July 12th, 2021


Guy W. Meikle is the Executive Chef and Owner of Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, a hidden gem located at 2700 West Chicago Avenue. Born and raised in Chicago, he has worked in highly regarded restaurants, …

Episode 235- Lindsay Gardner

June 14th, 2021


Lindsay Gardner is an illustrator, author, and mother of two daughters.Her watercolor and gouache illustrations have appeared in cookbooks and …

Episode 234- Daniel Galmiche

June 7th, 2021


Charming Frenchman Daniel Galmiche has all the characteristics of a successful chef; intensity, passion and fiery ambition! He has been described as …

Episode 233- Carlos Garcia

May 31st, 2021


Chef Carlos Garcia has traded in his kitchen tools to launch his own chef apparel company, Lost Car. Lost Car Chef Apparel launched in July 2014 and …

Episode 232- LeNotre

May 24th, 2021


Join Charles Carroll as he speaks to the students of LeNotre in Houston, Tx about the keys to success

Episode 231- Uyen Luu

May 3rd, 2021


Uyen Luu was 5 years old when she came to London in the early 80s with her mother and brother as refugees from post war Vietnam. After graduating, …

Episode 230- Farmer Lee Jones

April 26th, 2021


Farmer Lee Jones always wears his trademark overalls and red bowtie as a symbol of his commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Ever since …

Episode 229- David Burke

April 19th, 2021


David Burke is one of the best known and most respected chefs in modern American cuisine. Acknowledged as a leading pioneer in American cooking, Burke, a New Jersey native, is also recognized internationally for his …

Episode 228- Vojtech Vegh

April 12th, 2021


Vojtech is a zero-waste and plant-based chef who gained his ten years of work experience in some of the greatest restaurants around the world. In 2018, he opened his own zero-waste vegan restaurant which happened to be …

Episode 227- Lia Jones

March 31st, 2021


Lia Jones is a Belizean American, born in New York City, with two decades of hospitality industry experience. Lia has always had a passion for …

Episode 226- Trevor Lui

March 16th, 2021


Trevor has made a life and career surrounded by the sights and sounds of food and drink. In addition, Trevor is a frequent consultant, speaker & …

Episode 225- Hugo Ortega

March 9th, 2021


Hugo Ortega is executive chef/co-owner of four of Houston’s top restaurants – Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, Caracol and Xochi. Tune in to hear about all …

Episode 224- Jeremiah Tower

March 1st, 2021


A food lover from childhood, he had no formal culinary education before beginning his career as a chef. Join us as Jeremiah talks about personal …

Episode 223- Bert Cutino

February 15th, 2021


Due in large part to Mr. Cutino’s efforts, The Sardine Factory has gained national recognition, having received numerous awards including the Restaurants and Institutions Ivy Award, Nation’s Restaurant News Hall of …

Episode 222- Jeff Lerner

February 8th, 2021


From broke jazz musician to $50 million in online sales, tune in to hear Jeff Lerner’s story an learn about the shortcut to becoming a millionaire. 

Episode 221- John Folse

February 1st, 2021


More than thirty years of culinary excellence later, Folse is still adding ingredients to the corporate gumbo he calls Chef John Folse & …

Episode 220- Daniel Scannell

January 22nd, 2021


Daniel began his journey in the food-service industry back in 1972. Take a walk through his journey and all the obstacles he had to overcome. Join us on our talk with Chef Daniel Scannell.

Episode 219- Jason Howard

January 18th, 2021


Born in Barbados, chef Jason Howard is now based in London and specializes in modern Caribbean cuisine, combining his love of native Caribbean ingredients with his classical French training gained as sous chef to …

Episode 218- Rosana Rivera

January 11th, 2021


Rosana Rivera has been a successful entrepreneur and Chef in the Tampa Bay area for over 15 years. Chef Rosana is well known as one-half of the …

Episode 217- RJ Harvey

January 4th, 2021


Chef RJ Harvey has honed his craft in some of the best kitchens in the country, his primary expertise is in culinary nutrition and recipe …

Episode 216- Nate Appleman

December 21st, 2020


Nate Appleman is a Food Network regular with appearances as a challenger on Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef seasons 2 and 5, and Chopped …

Episode 215- Gary LaMorte

December 14th, 2020


Chef Gary FX LaMorte founded Honest Hospitality Team, an international hospitality consulting firm. He utilizes his 8 years experience with …

Episode 214- Anthony Myint

December 7th, 2020


Anthony Eric Myint is an American restaurateur, chef, activist, author and food consultant based in the Mission in San Francisco, California. He is …

Episode 213- Brian Malarkey

November 23rd, 2020


Brian Malarkey is one of the country’s most successful and sought-after chef/restaurateurs. Throughout his career he has created over 15 wildly …

Episode 212- Cheryl Wakerhauser

November 16th, 2020


After a short-lived career studying to be an astronaut, owner/executive chef/wine director/and more, Cheryl headed to Southern France and started her pastry training starting. Her goal is to make quality wine accessible …

Episode 211- Susan Feniger

November 9th, 2020


Iconic culinarian, author, and entrepreneur. Best known for her Modern Mexican concept, Border Grill restaurants, trucks, and catering, which she …

Episode 210- Mikel Anthony

October 26th, 2020


Chef Mikel Anthony used to describe himself as a “Ronin”, a rogue Samurai warrior who served many masters on a freelance basis. Join us as we speak to Chef Mikel about his plans and what hes working on at the moment.

Episode 209- Leah Cohen

October 19th, 2020


Leah Cohen is the chef and owner of Pig & Khao restaurant, located on New York City’s Lower East Side. Her unique background has gave her a chance to be the extremely talented chef she is today. Join us we talk …

Episode 208- Travis Swikard

October 12th, 2020


Swikard says he knew he was destined for chefdom at age 4. Travis took many steps to get him to his goal of opening his first restaurant, Callie. However, COVID-19 put his dream on pause. Join us as we talk about his …

Episode 207- Rainer Zinngrebe

September 28th, 2020


Chef Rainer Zinngrebe is the Vice President Culinary, Corporate Chef at Marriott Luxury Brands International. He has an enormous amount of experience …

Episode 206- Paul C. Reilly

September 21st, 2020


Paul C. Reilly is the co-owner/executive chef of beast+bottle. Since opening in 2013, beast + bottle has earned multiple accolades, inclusions on …

Episode 205- Jason Licker

September 7th, 2020


Jason’s passion for pastry, life and travel has taken him across the globe for a true culinary experience. Join us as he walks us through it!

Episode 204- Bradley Kilgore

August 31st, 2020


Chef Bradley Kilgore was born and raised in Kansas City. After moving around to work and train in Denver, Italy and Chicago, he now has planted his feet in Miami. Join us as he walks us through his path that got him …

Episode 203- Jeremiah Tower

August 24th, 2020


Jeremiah Tower is an American celebrity chef who, along with Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, has been credited with pioneering the culinary style …

Episode 201- Missing Ingredients: Thoughts from Chefs

May 12th, 2020


Join us on a late night podcast as we welcome back Chef Dick Reno, Sammy and Chris Johnson. Tune in to hear their thoughts about the industry.

Episode 200- GCL with Emily Knight

April 26th, 2020


President and CEO of Texas Restaurant Association, Emily Knight, Joins us on a call to touch up on the current Worldwide Pandemic

Episode 199- GCL with Lisa Berger

April 23rd, 2020


Tune in as we talk to Expert Lisa Berger about what is to be expected with re-openings.  

Episode 198- GCL with Kevin Blessing

April 22nd, 2020


Join us with Expert Kevin Blessing from HEB! See what they are doing to help out the local businesses.

Episode 197- GCL with Paul Sorgule

April 18th, 2020


Tune in as we talk about current events with Paul Sorgule

Episode 195- GCL with Megha Tejpal

March 17th, 2020


Tune in as we welcome Megha Tejpal. Find out what shes been up to. Living every girls dream! Where the girls are, the guys will follow

Episode 194- GCL with James Hinton

March 16th, 2020


Tune in to hear the evolution of Zero Point Organics from James himself!

Episode 190- GCL with Chris Poldoian

March 7th, 2020


Join us as we welcome Chris Poldoian into the studio. Wine expert, marathon runner and proud to be a part of 40 under 40, find out what Chris has …

Episode 189- Missing Ingredient: Next Win

March 6th, 2020


Keep fighting for your next win. It may not be the goal, but it is the next step in the right direction.

Episode 185- GCL with Drake Leonards

February 10th, 2020


Pleasure to have chef Drake join us. Tune in to hear about how he brought a little bit of Louisiana to Houston

Episode 183- Missing Ingredient: Live For Today

February 6th, 2020


Always honor your loved ones, you're never too busy for a phone call. Don't take life for granted, Live For Today.

Episode 182- GCL with Ed Erwin from Bee Harmony

February 3rd, 2020


Tune in to learn about the world of bees with Ed Erwin from Bee Harmony 

Episode 180- The Missing Ingredient: The Power of Networking

January 30th, 2020


Never underestimate the power of networking. You never know what may happen! 

Episode 179- GCL with Luis Nacho

January 27th, 2020


Learn about the brilliant minds that came up with the well-known MAD. What next? Tune in to find out! 

Episode 176- GCL with DR Delicacy

January 20th, 2020


Learn about the world of TRUFFLES! Diane from DR Delicacy joins us to talk about her start up and upcoming event. Chef Carroll will also be joining …

Episode 174-GCL with Ryan Braden

January 18th, 2020


Find out what Chef Braden is cooking up at Brenner's Steakhouse! Tune in as we talk about his journey as a chef and what he's up to now.

Episode 171- GCL with Cody from Threes Bar Grill

December 14th, 2019


The Gang is back! Join us as we reunite Chef Carroll, Cody, Chef Reno and welcome back Mr.Johnson in the studio. Listen to their wild times back when …

Episode 170- GCL with Chef Cyrus

December 7th, 2019


Join us as we welcome Chef Cyrus from Izakaya. Our team had an outing and made a pit stop to try his food! Learn about his time with Chef Carroll …

Episode 169- Scotland

November 25th, 2019


Tune in to hear who chef talked to in Scotland! Scottish Chefs Conference 2019

Episode 168- GCL with Chef Conklin

November 16th, 2019


Learn about Chef Conklin's journey that led up to him in Houston at the famous 'La Table'!! Find out his secrets to success.

Episode 167- Celebrity Secrets with Candice Carter

November 11th, 2019


Tune in to hear our conversation with the one and only Candice Carter! Listen to see how she became to be the woman she is and how she empowers others to be their best. Learn the secrets of a body builder! 

Episode 165- GCL with Chef Ruffy

October 28th, 2019


Join us as we welcome Chef Ruffy! Tune in to hear his story!

Episode 161- GCL 10,000 Bites 2nd Show

October 2nd, 2019


Tune in for the 2nd Show from our 10,000 bites event! This time we have Michael Cordua and DJ Tangalin. Tune in to hear their stories!

Episode 160- GCL at 10,000 Bites

September 28th, 2019


Join us as we're on location at the 10,000 Bites event in Houston! We have with us Brandon Silva, Javier Baccera, Felipe Raul, and in the World's …

Episode 159- UNPLUGGED

September 23rd, 2019


Bringing the Unplugged to Celebrity Secrets. Chef Carroll and the group touch up on the Houston Storm that just passed. Did you stay dry this week?

Episode 158-GCL

September 21st, 2019


Join us on our first ever car podcast! On our way to Dining by Design, we have Chris (Johnson) Smith back on the show, Master Chef Hartmut Handke, Chef Seth Shipley, and myself. 4 chefs and confusing directions, tune …

Episode 156- GCL L. Barton Womack CEO at Eden Grow Systems

September 7th, 2019


Join us as we host Bart Womack, CEO at Eden Grow Systems, as we listen to his latest and greatest invention. Can we now sustain ourselves on another planet? Tune in to find out!

Episode 154- Eric the Trainer and Quest Representative Bruce Cardenas

August 26th, 2019


Join us at the ACF Convention with Bruce Cardenas from Quest and Eric the Trainer! Tune in while we talk about Quest!

Episode 152- Chef Andre Rush, Anthony Rumble Johnson, and Eric the Trainer

August 24th, 2019


Join us in Orlando, Florida with Eric the Trainer, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, and Chef Andre Rush! 

Episode 153- Short Story Cemi Guzman

August 15th, 2019


Join us for this special Throwback Thursday short story with Cemi Guzman. Go check out episode 83 to hear the full story.

Episode 151- Celebrity Secrets Karin Locher

August 10th, 2019


Join us as we welcome back in the studio with Karin Locher! Tune in to learn more about Fascia!

Episode 150- ACF National Edwardo Garcia and Farmer Lee Jones

August 8th, 2019


Join us for our final interview with Edwardo Garcia and Farmer Lee Jones here on location at the American Culinary Federation National Conference …

Episode 149- ACF National Daniel Scannell and Joachim Buchner

August 7th, 2019


Join us ON location at the ACF National Convention 2019 with Joachim Buchner and Daniel Scannell!

Episode 148- ACF National Roland Schaffeur and Keith Keogh, Reimund Pitz

August 7th, 2019


Go Team USA! Tune in to hear all about the US Culinary Team with us here ON location at the ACF National Convention 2019!

Episode 147-ACF National Kelly Cook, Morris Salerno, and Rick Neal

August 6th, 2019


We are ON location at the American Culinary Federation National Conference sitting here with some of the three best chefs in Texas, Kelly Cook, …

Episode 146- ACF National Fritz Sonnenschmidt, Helumt Holzik, Ryan Marquis

August 6th, 2019


Join us ON location at the ACF National Convention! On this Special EP. we have Fritz Sonnenschmidt, Helmut Holzik, and Ryan Marquis! Enjoy the Show!

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