Beyond the Plate

Beyond the Plate

Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the industry, their career ups and downs, and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories and anecdotes of what it means to be in today’s bustling hospitality industry, 15 million employees and growing… Beyond the Plate.

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July 21, 2021 21 min
Masahiro Urushido is a bartender, Managing Partner and Director of Deliciousness at Katana Kitten, a Japanese-American bar in NYC’s West Village. In 2019, his bar was awarded the titles of Best New American Cocktail Bar and Best New Opening by the World’s 50 Best Bars. That year, they also landed at number 14 in the World’s 50 Best Bars annual ranking. In this episode, Masa walks us through his favorite way to drink gin at home whi...
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a celebrated theater, film and TV star. You most likely know him as “Mitchell Pritchett” on the award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. He hosted the James Beard Awards in 2017 and 2019 and along with co-author Julie Tanous, released his first cookbook Food Between Friends in 2021. In this episode, we discuss growing up in New Mexico, being a father to a one year old and the reason he decided to write a cook...
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Jahdé is a sommelier, bartender and self-proclaimed flavor junkie. In this episode, she walks us through a cocktail popping with green notes. We learn how she is actively working to disrupt the beverage industry from a space of love for people and cultural ownership. Jahdé is involved in her community in a number of ways including being a co-founder of ‘The Ideal Bartender Collective,” serving as co-chair of The Hue Society NY JJL ...
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June 30, 2021 79 min
Nyesha Arrington was the first female finalist of Bocuse d’Or, the world chef championships. She is a chef, tv personality and entrepreneur who started her career working alongside some of the world’s most renowned chefs. In this episode we dive deep into her childhood and family, lessons she learned from closing two celebrated restaurants, her love of mentorship and how and why she gives back to her community. You will see her soo...
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Gaby has been making cocktails for more than twenty years at some of the world’s best bars in the US and UK. Under her direction, her bars have won multiple accolades including “Bar of the Year,” “Best Culinary Cocktail Bar” and “Best Bar Team.” In this episode, the UK native walks us through a conversation with a chef that led her to create this cocktail; blending her love of using culinary ingredients with molecular driven techni...
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June 16, 2021 60 min
Reem Kassis is a Palestinian writer whose work focuses on the intersection of food with culture, history and politics. She grew up in Jerusalem, obtained her undergraduate and MBA degrees from UPenn and Wharton and her MSc in social psychology from the London School of Economics. She is the author of the best-selling and award-winning cookbooks The Palestinian Table and The Arabesque Table. In this episode we discuss her childhood,...
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Meaghan is an award-winning bartender, educator and curator of bar magic! She is responsible for creating some of the most celebrated bar programs at multiple NYC bars including Raines Law Room, Raines Law Room at the William Hotel, Dear Irving and Dear Irving on Hudson. In this episode, she walks us through one of her favorite seasonal gin cocktails, the Pearl Collins. Additionally, she has done work to benefit No Kid Hungry and C...
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June 2, 2021 70 min
Geoffrey Zakarian’s cooking career has spanned over 30 years having cooked in some of the greatest restaurants in the world. While he very well may be your Saturday morning entertainment on Food Network’s The Kitchen, in this episode we discuss his journey from Boston to France, and the moment that kickstarted his obsession with dining in Michelin-starred restaurants at a young age (which later turned into his love of being in the ...
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Suzu is a bartender in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was born and raised. In this episode, he walks us through one of his original cocktails, a Mikoshi Negroni. While having spent much of his childhood and teen years in restaurants and bars that his grandparents owned in Tokyo, we also learn about the impact that his time in Japan had on his career. This celebrated bartender also shares more about his Kagano Pop-Up in Oakland...
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May 19, 2021 71 min
Wolfgang Puck has been a culinary icon for nearly 40 years. Not only is he a chef, but also a restaurateur, TV personality, author, actor and father. In this episode we discuss what it was like to be a young apprentice in Austria and France, how he almost took his own life as a teenager, his journey to the U.S., and what it took to build his culinary empire. Throughout his career, he has done a tremendous amount of work for Meals o...
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February 10, 2021 55 min
She is a chef, TV personality, author, podcast host and former model! You might recognize her from her time as a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” or from her co-hosting the former series “The Chew,” or even as a judge on “Crazy Delicious” (Netflix). Chances are you’ve come across Carla Hall on your tv and have enjoyed her sincere love of food! In this episode, we discuss how bringing lunch to a friend at work in Washington DC kick...
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For our season finale of Beyond the Drink, we’re joined one last time by one of the leading mixology minds in the industry. Tony Abou-Ganim is back and is sharing a signature drink he created for the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. If you missed his first two episodes, check out Season 5 / Episode 02 and 10. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Tony Abou-Ganim. (cocktail recipe below) Big Fonzie Makes 1 drink...
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February 3, 2021 62 min
She is a chef, TV personality, author and passionate teacher. These days Anne Burrell may be most notably known as the host of Worst Cooks in America. In this episode, we discuss her recent engagement, her culinary career throughout Italy and NYC, her competitive side and more. She fights for causes she believes in ranging from feeding hungry kids to her work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Enjoy this episode as we ...
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This week, we’re taking a short break from our regular schedule to share a special bonus episode featuring our partners at Keurig. At the start of Covid-19, Keurig decided to collaborate with five local coffee roasters from across the country that had been financially impacted by the pandemic to develop  a new limited edition, Keurig Love Blend™, with proceeds benefiting each roaster involved in its creation. Join us as we discuss ...
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Caitlin is back sharing her third and final cocktail of the season and schooling us on sangria! If you missed her first two episodes, check out Season 5 / Episode 04 and 14. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Caitlin Smith. (cocktail recipe below) (Summer) Sangria Makes 1 pitcher (large format drink) 1 cup of vodka, such as Deep Eddy Lemon or Peach flavor ½ cup strawberry syrup (recipe below) ½ cup orange juice ½ ...
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January 13, 2021 52 min
He is a baker, craftsman and owner of Zak The Baker in Miami, FL. Zak started baking bread in his friend’s garage with a $2,000 investment and selling it at a local farmer’s market. He quickly outgrew the garage and has not slowed down since. In this episode, we discuss his journey as a kid from Miami to learning and honing his craft around the world. He discusses why he’s turned down dozens of opportunities to expand his business,...
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Caitlin is back sharing another delicious cocktail. This time, she’s drawing inspiration from the traditional Hot Buttered Rum, using coffee. If you missed her first episode where she breaks down one of the most delicious cocktails we had all year, check out Season 5 / Episode 02. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Caitlin Smith. (cocktail recipe below) Warm and Fuzzy Makes 1 Drink This drink is inspired by my New...
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January 6, 2021 59 min
He is a chef, author and food equity advocate residing in Fairfield, Connecticut. Michel Nischan has hosted a dinner for the Dalai Lama and owned a restaurant with the late Paul Newman. He is the author of three cookbooks and was honored by the James Beard Foundation as the 2015 “Humanitarian of The Year.” In this episode we discuss his journey into the culinary world and lessons learned working with Hollywood royalty Paul Newman. ...
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Lynn has a long and extensive career in the beverage industry, currently serving as National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist for Heaven Hill Brands and Deep Eddy Vodka. She served as Chief Mixologist at Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago, among many other coveted establishments. She’s received numerous accolades throughout her career and was an inaugural member of the Dame Hall of Fame, which celebrates women in the bevera...
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December 30, 2020 42 min
He is a chef, dad, author and TV host based in Harlem, NY. JJ Johnson is a James Beard Award-winner for his cookbook “Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day.” He is the chef/owner of FIELDTRIP restaurant in Harlem (with other locations), which recently received the coveted title as one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. In this episode we discuss t...
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