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 food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

Episodes

November 30, 2022 12 min

Demi Natoli is the Beverage Director at Graduate Hotel Nashville. She spent time in Chicago at Lost Lake, which was voted one of the top 50 bars in the world by World's 50 Best Bars. Demi prides herself on ideating, crafting, and serving cocktails inspired by her Cuban-American heritage. In this episode, we discuss the process behind a gin cocktail she’ll be adding to one of her bar menus this Spring, and the inspiration behind...

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This week, we’re taking a short break from our regular schedule to share a special bonus episode. Due to the large amount of incoming Thanksgiving questions, the Beyond the Plate family thought we’d get together to share some recipes and tips that will make your holiday a little easier (and maybe even tastier). This episode is moderated by our Executive Producer, Ian. You’ll hear Kappy’s game plan for Turkey Day, as well as from ou...

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Shota Nakajima is the chef/owner of Taku Seattle and Kōbo Pizza in Seattle. His restaurants have racked up a number of accolades including “Best New Restaurant” by The Seattle Times and “Top 10 Restaurant” in Seattle Magazine. You may also recognize him from Season 18 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where he placed as a top three finalist and was awarded the season’s fan favorite. During this episode, Shota shares what it was like working 2...

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Vlad Novikov is the General Manager of the Silver Lyan in Washington, DC. Prior to being in DC, he spent several years in Chicago developing cocktail programs for various bars and lounges and also served as the Director of Cocktails and Culture at The Peninsula Chicago. Vlad walks us through a cocktail made famous by the legendary Ada Coleman at the Savoy Hotel in London. We discuss some of the work he does in support of the LGBTQ&...

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Will Guidara is the former owner of Eleven Madison Park, a restaurant that once held the #1 spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. He is often referred to as a master in hospitality - both in and out of the restaurant industry - which inspired him to write his first book, Unreasonable Hospitality; the remarkable power of giving people more than they expect. In this episode, we discuss behind-the-scenes stories from key m...

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Haley Traub was the 2018 national champion of Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition designed to highlight up-and-coming talent in the cocktail industry.  She has been bartending in New York City for a decade and is currently the GM of Lower East Side cocktail institution Attaboy, where she oversaw the team that took home the coveted #1 spot on North America’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list. Haley walks us through her Il Porto Ne...

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Yotam Ottolenghi is the author of nine bestselling and multi-award-winning cookbooks that have sold millions of copies around the world. He is the restaurateur and chef-patron of five Ottolenghi delis, as well as the NOPI and ROVI restaurants in London. In this episode, Ottolenghi shares why he believes people around the world are attracted to his food, how and why he has learned to balance home and work life, and all about his new...

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Shawn Lickliter is considered one of LA’s most respected, talented, and innovative wine and spirits professionals. Since 2014, he has been the Beverage Director for Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke’s properties including République, Manzke, Bicyclette Bistro, Petty Cash Taqueria, and Sari Sari Store. Shawn often takes inspiration from the Farmers Market, which is reflected in the cocktail he shares with us in this episode. His Lem...

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Daniel Humm has received numerous global accolades including multiple James Beard Foundation Awards, three Michelin Stars, and the #1 spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. He is the Chef and Owner of Make It Nice, the New York-based hospitality group behind Eleven Madison Park and Eleven Madison Home. In this episode, Humm reflects on the pandemic, and how opening up his fine dining kitchen to make over 1 million meals ...

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July 13, 2022 42 min

Ludo Lefebvre is a chef, restaurateur, author, TV personality and twin dad. He is one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles who is credited with starting the pop-up restaurant phenomenon. You may have eaten in one of his award-winning restaurants such as Petit Trois or seen him on one of the many TV shows he’s hosted. In this episode we discuss his childhood in Burgundy, France as a young culinary apprentice and how he event...

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Bryan and Michael Voltaggio are brothers, business partners, chefs, restaurateurs, authors, TV personalities and dads. In this episode we discuss how they went from teenagers working at a Holiday Inn in Maryland to being arguably the best known duo in the food world. We talk about the different paths each of them took to get to where they are today, the moment they realized they had made it as chefs, what motivates them, and how an...

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In last week’s episode of Beyond the Plate, we talked with Chef Brooke Williamson. When we asked for her go-to snack, she shared a couple of her current favorites. We were intrigued by the honeyglow pineapple (more on that in the episode). For this week’s Beyond the Drink, ONEHOPE Wine’s Head Winemaker (Mari Wells Coyle) drops some knowledge about pinot grigio and why this dry wine pairs so well with this particular sweet and low a...

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June 22, 2022 47 min

Brooke Williamson is a chef, restaurateur, TV personality and mom. She was the youngest female chef to cook at the James Beard House at 22 years old, was crowned the winner of “Top Chef” Season 14, and was the first winner of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions.” Brooke and her husband/business partner, Nick Roberts, own Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey, CA. In this episode we discuss what it was like being the youngest sous c...

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In last week’s episode of Beyond the Plate, we talked with Chef Kristen Kish. When we acknowledged summer grilling season is upon us and asked her favorite thing to put on a bun, she through us a curveball; ice cream in a sweet brioche bun. For this week’s episode of Beyond the Drink, ONEHOPE Wine’s Head Winemaker (Mari Wells Coyle) tackles which wine she’d pair with this sweet, ice cream sandwich-sounding treat. Mari shares why th...

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June 8, 2022 56 min

Kristen Kish is a chef, author and TV personality. She was born in South Korea and grew up in Kentwood, MI. You may know her from Bravo’s “Top Chef” (or one of her many other TV shows), and you will soon see her as Alton Brown’s co-host on Netflix’s new “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” In 2018, she partnered with The LINE Hotels to open her first restaurant, Arlo Grey,  in Austin, TX. In this episode we discuss how she went f...

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This week, we’re taking a short break from our regularly scheduled episode to bring you a bonus cookalong featuring our partner at Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls. Join host, Kappy, in his kitchen (and at the grill) as he cooks up a burger he created for Martin’s called, “That Spicy Burger, on a Big Marty Roll with Wicked Pickle Chips, Calypso Sauce and Provolone Piccante Cheese.” He’ll walk you step-by-step through the recipe in real...

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May 25, 2022 49 min

Joshua Weissman is a chef and best-selling cookbook author. He grew up in Los Angeles and at age 18 moved to Austin, Texas where he started his professional career in some of Austin’s most prominent kitchens. At age 22, he started making YouTube videos about food with the goal of providing as much value as possible to people. He soon became one of the most recognized chef/content creators and has amassed millions of followers acros...

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In last week’s episode of Beyond the Plate, we talked with Chef Maneet Chauhan of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, TN. She is an award-winning chef, author, TV personality and mother. When we asked Maneet her favorite snack, without hesitation, she held up a bag of an Indian-Spiced Trail Mix. For this week’s episode of Beyond the Drink, ONEHOPE Wine’s Head Winemaker (Mari Wells Coyle) shares which wine she chose to pair with t...

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May 11, 2022 34 min

Maneet Chauhan is an award-winning chef, author, TV personality, mother, and Founding Partner and President of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s worked in some of the finest hotels in the world and some of the greatest restaurants across the US. Maneet competed AND WON Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions where she donated her winnings of $40,000 to help different restaurants survive the pandemic. In this ep...

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In last week’s episode of Beyond the Plate, we talked with Chef Phil Tessier of Press Restaurant Napa Valley. When we asked him his favorite snack, he said it’s usually something he can walk around eating like peanuts or almonds. For this week’s episode of our Beyond the Drink series, ONEHOPE Wine’s Head Winemaker (Mari Wells Coyle) shares why compounds such as tannins in wine pair well with different types of nuts. We dive into th...

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