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Bleav in Chef’s Special

Join host Patrick Honeywell as he brings you tips and info on all your favorite foods with guests' interviews from all sorts of names in the culinary industry. Bleav in the Chef's Special!

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Latest Episodes

Brandon Walker – Executive Chef & Owner of Essie’s Restaurant – Progressive American Comfort Food!

Patrick interviews Brandon Walker, Executive Chef and Owner of Essie’s Restaurant, located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Chef Brandon takes us on his culinary journey which began as a child in his mother’s kitchen, helping his mother prepare food for the family. His drive and passion to create excellent food continued to evolve. Brandon graduated from … Continued

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Christophe Feyt – Executive Pastry Chef at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Patrick interviews Christophe Feyt, Executive Pastry Chef at MGM’s Beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chef Christophe describes his fascinating career in Pastry, beginning in France where his early years included work as Pastry Chef De Partie in 1991 for the French Prime Minister. In 1994, Christophe earned his Brevet … Continued

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Ryan Porter – Why Costco is so Cool!

Ryan Porter, Founder and Co-Owner of Nai’a Natural products, shares his experience on navigating the world of Costco buying and what it takes to place a product on their shelves. With over 20 years of experience representing manufacturers and placing products solely with Costco, Ryan describes Costcos strict buying policies and commitment to their members. … Continued

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Pastry Chef Matthieu Chamussy – Innovation and Teamwork, Recipes for Success

Patrick interviews Matthieu Chamussy, Research and Development Pastry Chef at Porto’s Bakery and Cafe, located in Southern California. Matthieu discusses his early pastry training in France, his transition to the US, and his current position at the popular Porto’s Bakery, where Matthieu innovates, improves and develops the pastry teams for 5 very large and high … Continued

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Mauricio Faria, Madeira Island’s Classic Portuguese Chef

We take a journey to the Beautiful Island of Madeira Portugal, where Patrick interviews Chef Mauricio Faria, of the highly acclaimed Akua Restaurant in Funchal, Madeira. Mauricio’s deep knowledge of Portuguese and international seafood cuisine is shared as he discusses Madeira’s rich food history, including a discussion of the classic Portuguese Caldeirada De Peixe. Mauricio … Continued

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Don Guerra, Community Supported Baker

Don Guerra, a 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalist for Outstanding Baker, discusses his fascinating life and journey from the small bakery he started in his garage, to the nationally acclaimed Barrio Bread Bakery, located in Tucson Arizona. Sharing his insight as an educator and instructor, Don discusses the importance of utilizing locally grown organic grains … Continued

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Host Info

Patrick Honeywell

Patrick Honeywell has over 20 years of experience in the Food and Pastry Industry. Formerly served as Pastry Chef for Westin Hotels and Resorts where he assisted in new hotel openings and creating pastries and providing recipes for the cookbook, “Food and Wine the Westin Way.”

As Corporate Chef for Le Chef Wholesale, Patrick heads up the R&D and new product development departments, provides company product training, sales and marketing classes and seminars.

Patrick works closely with food industry experts- Las Vegas Casino Pastry Chefs, Hotel Chefs, European and American Consulting Chefs, Master Artisan bakers. Working together, sharing each others passion ideveloping new products and menus.