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Worldchefs Podcast: World on a Plate

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Worldchefs Podcast: World on a Plate features conversations with top chefs and leading voices in hospitality exploring food, innovations, and industry news. Tune in for an exclusive look at the culinary world through the lens of experts. Brought to you by Nestlé Professional.

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Episode 79: What's Cooking in Kitchen Design Trends with Nathan Logan

March 22nd, 2023


On this episode, Ragnar speaks with Nathan Logan, Senior Project Manager at Stys Hospitality Initiative (SHI). After a successful career as an chef, …

Episode 78: Autistic, Gifted, and Welcome in the Kitchen with Chef Franklin Becker

March 8th, 2023


On this episode, Ragnar speaks with Chef Franklin Becker, an award-winning chef, Top Chef alum, and autism awareness advocate. He has helped to raise …

Episode 77: Boost the Bookability of Your Rental with Bart-Jan Leyts

February 19th, 2023


On this episode, Ragnar speaks with Bart-Jan Leyt. At just 22 years old, he's created an algorithm that can improve the revenue of hotels and bed and …

Episode 76: Understanding Eating Disorders with Dr. Eva Trujillo

February 1st, 2023


On this episode, Ragnar speaks with Dr. Eva Trujillo, a world leader in eating disorders. Dr. Trujillo created one of the world's best clinical programs for the treatment of eating disorders and mental health issues. In …

Episode 75: A Decade in the Making with Feed the Planet

December 3rd, 2022


On this episode, we take a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Feed the Planet, Worldchefs’ sustainability initiative. Tune in to revisit our journey together, learn from our experiences, and plan our next …

Episode 74: The Power of Exchange in Hospitality Education with David Basilio

November 16th, 2022


On this episode, Ragnar talks with David Basilio of Linkers, Spain's leading hospitality human resources consulting company. Linker has launched an …

Episode 73: Memory of Billy Gallagher with Rochelle Schaetzl

October 26th, 2022


On this episode, Ragnar and guest Rochelle Schaetzl pay tribute to the memory of the late Dr. Billy Gallagher. Chef Billy touched the lives of many …

Episode 72: The Season for Training with Amro Fahed Al Yassin

October 12th, 2022


On this episode, meet Chef Amro Fahed Al Yassin, Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and a Worldchefs Academy Arabic Advisor. Previously …

Episode 71: A Taste of Competition with Aron Espeland

September 28th, 2022


On this episode, meet Chef Aron Espeland, winner of the Global Young Chefs Challenge. Chef Aron took home Gold for Norway at the 2022 Global Young …

Episode 70: The Vegan Revolution with Cornelia Volino

September 14th, 2022


On this episode, we're joined by Chef Cornelia Volino, Secretary General of Worldchefs Board of Directors. Vegan and plant-based cuisine is a big …

Episode 69: The NEW Online Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course

August 10th, 2022


On this episode, hear from Feed the Planet's Chris Koetke and Shonah Chalmers about the launch of the online Sustainability Education for Culinary …

Episode 68: A Purpose-Driven Plate with Matthew Thompson

July 20th, 2022


On this episode, meet Chef Matthew Thompson, co-founder and Chief Culinary Officer for Harvest Table Culinary Group, a college foodservice provider …

Episode 67: Ask Chef Dennis with Dennis Littley

July 6th, 2022


On this episode, Meet Chef Dennis Littley, creator of one of the world's highest ranking culinary blogs, Chef Dennis uses his …

Episode 66: The Blockchain Restaurant with Sunjeh Raja

June 22nd, 2022


On this episode, Sunjeh Raja, Founder and CEO of the award-winning International Centre for Culinary Arts, sheds light on the world of block chain …

Episode 65: Bringing Worlds Together — Live from the 39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi

June 8th, 2022


On this special Congress episode, join Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler, President of the Emirates Culinary Guild Uwe Micheel, and Young Chefs …

Episode 64: Cut Waste Not Profit with Daniel and Ronnie Truss

May 25th, 2022


On this episode, meet Ronnie and Daniel Truss, Founders of Chefs Eye Tech. With their intuitive food waste measurement technology, Chefs Eye is on a …

Episode 63: Changing the Course with Dr. Brent Loken

May 11th, 2022


On this episode, meet Dr. Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. Brent provides thought leadership through forward-looking research and scientific analysis in support of strategy development …

Episode 62: Eye on Dubai with Elham Bolooki

April 27th, 2022


On this episode, meet Elham Bolooki, Experiential Learning Manager and Senior Instructor at the Dubai College of Tourism. With her unique …

Episode 61: The French Chef Handbook with Antoine Viollette

April 13th, 2022


On this episode, meet Antoine Viollette, restaurant development expert and former Head of Valrhona Schools turned co-owner of BPI Editions. His …

Episode 60: A Deep Dive on Education, Nutrition and Sustainability with Mark Allison

March 29th, 2022


On this episode, meet Mark Allison, an award-winning chef, educator, former Dean of Johnson and Wales, published author and so much more. Mark is now Corporate Executive Chef at Forever Oceans, an innovative company …

Episode 59: How to Attract and Retain Talent in the Hospitality Industry with Alan Orreal

March 16th, 2022


On this episode, hear from Alan Orreal, industry leader and Chairman of the Global Development of Young Chefs Committee. He shares how the industry can create a career ladder for young people, and how training and …

Episode 58: Rise Together with Worldchefs Congress 2022 ft. Andy Cuthbert

March 2nd, 2022


On this episode, hear the latest on Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022. Chefs from around the globe will come together in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June 2022 to learn, network, and forge a better future. Andy Cuthbert …

Episode 57: How to Feed the Planet with AIESEC and Electrolux

February 16th, 2022


Chefs have the power to make change. But we can’t do it alone. Since 2016, Worldchefs has partnered with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC to …

Episode 56: A Guide to Reopening and Rehiring in 2022 with Hosco's John Lohr

February 2nd, 2022


On this episode, John Lohr walks us through Hosco's hospitality industry guide to reopening and rehiring in 2022. Hear insights to help you build recruitment plans for the next quarter, with inside information on your …

Episode 55: Lessons in Public Speaking with Distinguished Toastmaster Shaun Payen

January 19th, 2022


On this episode, you'll meet Shaun Payen, one of Indian Ocean’s leading communication coaches. A Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest level achievable in the world of Public Speaking, he's one of the youngest in the …

Episode 54: The New Food Critic with Jörg Zipprick

November 17th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Jörg Zipprick, seasoned food critic and Co-Founder of La Liste. Since the internet and smart phones, everyone can play a food critic. But who can we trust to answer that basic question …

Episode 53: On the Podium with Catherine Guérin

November 3rd, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Catherine Guérin of Bocuse d'Or Winners. Every two years since 1987, chefs from all over the world meet in a …

Episode 52: Celebrating International Chefs Day with Vanessa Marquis

October 20th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Vanessa Marquis. Every year on International Chefs Day, chefs around the world help use their skills to teach kids about healthy eating. Find out how we're celebrating this October …

Episode 51: Firsts and Future Leaders with Kimberly Brock Brown

September 22nd, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with ACF President, Chef Kimberly Brock Brown. She's making mentorship her number one priority in her new role as …

Episode 50: Grow Further with Thomas Gugler

September 8th, 2021


In this 50th episode special, Ragnar catches up with Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler. Tune in for the latest insights and updates from Thomas on the new "normal", new projects, and new opportunities to grow …

Episode 49: Freestyle Living with German Lam

August 10th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with chef, author, and survivor, German Lam. In his new book Dragon Turns to Water, German shares his incredible story of battle with cancer, and how food, philosophy, and a fighting spirit …

Episode 48: Tasting History with Max Miller

July 28th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Max Miller, YouTube sensation and host of Tasting History. On his weekly show, Max recreates dishes using historical recipes, walking you through the plates of the Medieval & …

Episode 47: The Social Gastronomy Movement with Nicola Gryczka

July 14th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Nicola Gryczka, Co-Founder of The Social Gastronomy Movement, a global network of interconnected local communities …

Episode 46: The Big Picture on Food Waste with Benjamin Lephilibert

June 28th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Benjamin Lephilibert, food waste solution designer and founder of Lightblue Environmental Consulting. Since 2015, …

Episode 45: Uniting A Nation with Karen Doyle

June 2nd, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Karen Doyle, President of the Australian Culinary Federation. She leads the culinary program at the prestigious Le …

Episode 44: Plant Hunting, History and Health with Rob Baan

May 19th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Rob Baan, owner of Koppert Cress. Self-titled Plant Hunter, he's been called the Steve Jobs of horticulture. He's …

Episode 43: Be Kind to Hospitality with Gordon McIntyre

May 5th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Gordon McIntyre, founder of Hospitality Health. Their mission is to support hospitality staff and students who are experiencing tough times. Hear about breaking through the stigma for …

Episode 42: Cooking is Caring with Like a Chef Coordinators Josselin Freytes Peña & Santiago Orrego Henao

April 21st, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Like a Chef coordinators in Sweden and Brazil about this life changing program. Hear from Josselin Freytes, Kitchen Manager at Yalla Rinkeby, and Santiago Orrego Henao, Project …

Episode 41: Dark Kitchens Bright Future with Jean Valfort

April 7th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with with Jean Valfort, restaurateur and founder of DÉVOR. Dark kitchens, also known as ghost kitchens, reimagined the …

Episode 40: Good Vibes with Juan Arbelaez

March 24th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Juan Arbelaez, celebrity chef and entrepreneur. At 18, he left to his home country of Colombia and arrived in …

Episode 39: A New Generation of Trade Shows with Michael Buck

March 10th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Michael Buck, Founder of IDX_FS Events. They discuss how technology is redefining events to offer visitors and …

Episode 38: The ‘Godfather’ of Singapore’s Culinary Fraternity with Otto Weibel

February 24th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar sits down with Otto Weibel, world-renowned chef and Director of F&B consultancy Ottscott PYE LTD in Singapore. He shares …

Episode 37: Can Technology Save Hospitality with Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu

February 10th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the …

Episode 36: A Chefs’ Pledge with Paul Newnham

January 27th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Paul Newnham, director of SDG2 Advocacy Hub. He's part of a movement that aims to build a collective voice, …

Episode 35: Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean with Anne McBride

January 13th, 2021


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Anne McBride, PhD in Gastronomy Studies and the Deputy Director of the Barcelona-based Torribera Mediterranean Center, about her work, her research, sustainability, nutrition and the …

Episode 34: The Elements of Harmony with Manjit Gill

December 16th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Manjit Gill, founder-president of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations and Chairman of the World …

Episode 33: Nutrition in Out of Home and the Role of Chefs with Nestlé Professional

December 9th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Nestlé Professional's team of experts about health, nutrition, and the role chefs play in enabling the best …

Episode 32: Rick Stephens

December 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Rick Stephen, industry leader and Worldchefs newly appointed Chairman of the Culinary Competition Committee. Hear …

Episode 31: The Tipping Point with James Khoza

November 25th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with James Khoza, President of The South African Chefs Association. They explore SA Chef's past, present, and future, and Khoza's remarkable efforts to stay agile, sustainable, and …

Episode 30: Steps for Success in Plant-Based with Nestlé Professional

November 19th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with the Nestlé Professional team about the rise of the plant-based category, understanding consumers and their motivations for choosing plant-based food, and the opportunity for the …

Episode 29: Passion Gastronomique with Patrice van Ackere

November 11th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with author and French cuisine expert Patrice van Ackere about his latest book, Menace sur la Gastromonie Français: Threats to the French Gastronomy. World on a Plate is supported by Nestlé …

Episode 28: Live Your Dream with Christian André Pettersen

November 4th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Christian André Pettersen after his big win at Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020, where Team Norway took gold for the second …

Episode 27: Dream Big and Give Back with Chef Majed

October 28th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Majed Al Sabagh, Founder of the Chef International Center and President of the Syrian Culinary Guild. World on a …

Episode 26: Power on the Plate with Electrolux Food Foundation

October 21st, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation. Ingrid is leading the non-commercial foundation of …

Episode 25: Healthy Food for the Future with International Chefs Day

October 14th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Emmanuel Lorieux, Nestlé Professional's Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager, and Vanessa …

Episode 24: Get Recognized with John Clancy

October 7th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with John Clancy, Education Director for Worldchefs and one of the key architects of Global Hospitality Certification. John is helping chefs everywhere to get recognized for their skills. …

Episode 23: The Vegetable Philosophy with Frank Fol

September 30th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with The Vegetables Chef® Frank Fol. The Michelin-starred President of The Mastercooks of Belgium has created the …

Episode 22: Making Waves with Christophe Megel

September 23rd, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Christophe Megel, an award-winning man of many talents. With a career spanning the industry, he started out at top restaurants, made friends with former boss Alain Ducasse, received …

Episode 21: Culinology with Justin Kanthak

September 16th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with chef and food scientist Justin Kanthak. Head of Snack for Griffith Foods and President of the professional trade organization, the Research Chefs Association, Justin is a true …

Episode 20: Transforming Culinary Education with Dr. Kwan Lui

September 9th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Dr. Kwan Lui, an entrepreneur, educator and founder of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. With two lifetime awards and an Honorary Doctorate in Educational Leadership, she’s a visionary in …

Episode 19: Do Skills Still Matter?

September 2nd, 2020


Before COVID-19, the hospitality industry suffered from widening skill gaps and challenges with retention of talent. Now, with the gradual re-opening of the sector, most employers are forced to reduce their workforce to …

Episode 18: Diving In with Jeremiah Tower

August 26th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Jeremiah Tower, father of California Cuisine and the first celebrity chef. Alongside the American food movement’s mother, Alice Waters, Tower pioneered modern American cuisine. So how …

Episode 17: The Art of Umami with Chris Koetke

August 19th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Christopher Koetke, umami expert and President of Complete Culinary. He's worked in some of the finest kitchens …

Episode 16: The Original Green Chef with Arthur Potts Dawson

August 12th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Arthur Potts Dawson. Dubbed the “The Original Green Chef” by former boss Jamie Oliver, Arthur is leading a global campaign for sustainable food practices. Hear how he created a new …

Episode 15: Back to Basics with Thomas Gugler

August 5th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Thomas A. Gugler, President of Worldchefs and renowned masterchef with accolades nearly too long to list. He’s …

Episode 14: History's Recipe Book with Alan Coxon

July 29th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Alan Coxon, award-winning chef, TV Presenter, and author. A self-proclaimed food archaeologist, Alan is fascinated …

Episode 13: Building Skills for the Future with Jeremy Dahdi

July 22nd, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Jeremy Dahdi, Executive Director of International and Digital Credentials at City & Guilds. He's helping people, organizations and economies develop their skills for growth. Learn …

Episode 12: More Plants Less Waste with Max La Manna

July 15th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Max La Manna, an award-winning zero waste chef and author. His debut cookbook More Plants Less Waste won the Gourmand award for the UK's Most Sustainable Cookbook in 2019 and placed …

Episode 11: Bring Communities Together with Ian Roberts

July 8th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Ian Roberts, Managing Director of Hospitality, Food & Beverage at Informa Markets. An expert in events and emerging markets, Ian and his team at Informa are imagining and bring …

Episode 10: Serve a Story with Manoella Buffara

July 1st, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Manoella Buffara, award winning chef/owner of Manu in Curitiba, Brazil. Her tasting menus celebrating the food …

Episode 9: The Colorful World of Pastry with Janice Wong

June 24th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Janice Wong. Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, Janice tests the limits of dessert making with edible art. The native Singaporean has worked under renowned talents like Thomas Keller, Grant …

Episode 8: Going for Gold with Gert Klötzke

June 17th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Gert Klötzke. He’s trained the top teams in culinary competition. Now those chefs have also moved on to …

Episode 7: Lockdown Lessons in Sustainability with Donna Heath

June 10th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Donna Heath. A hospitality training officer at award-winning work-based training provider Cambrian Training …

Episode 6: Redefining Hospitality and the New Normal with Eric Pateman

June 3rd, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Eric Pateman. A chef, entrepreneur, and global tastemaker, he’s carved out a career as one of the world's leading …

Episode 5: Share What You Have with Willment Leong

May 27th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Chef Willment Leong, Vice President of Thailand Chefs Association and Chairman of World Chefs Without Borders. A native Singaporean, Willment has been based in Thailand for the past 20 …

Episode 4: Is Note by Note the Future of Food with Hervé This

May 12th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Hervé This, a French physico-chemist commonly known as the father of Molecular Gastronomy. Hervé is ushering in a …

Episode 3: A Life Devoted to Tea with Merrill J. Fernando

May 6th, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Dilmah Tea founder Merrill J. Fernando on his 90th birthday. MJF has dedicated his life to building a company that …

Episode 2: For the Future of Restaurants, Tomorrow Begins Today with Chef Paul Sorgule

April 23rd, 2020


In this episode, Ragnar talks with Chef Paul Sorgule, President of Harvest America Ventures, exploring COVID-19's impact on the restaurant industry. …

Episode 1: Unraveling Worldchefs Congress Cancellation with President Thomas Gugler

April 13th, 2020


In our inaugural episode, host Ragnar Fridriksson talks with Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler, who is currently quarantined in Saudi Arabia, to discuss the cancellation of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020. Tune …

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