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Randy DeWitt and Jack Gibbons “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 02-22-18 February 22, 2018

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Cookin’ on all burners

Jack, Jim and Randy

Jack Gibbons, Jim White, Randy DeWitt

Randy DeWitt and Jack Gibbons, co-founders of Front Burner Restaurants join us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Find out what their “secret ingredient” for success is.  You’ll be glad to know that it’s hard work, creativity, and passion.  Hear about their latest restaurant sensation:  world-class Legacy Hall, and their manifest destiny to establish food halls across the country.  They are two great guys having fun in a business they love.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to bringing you stories about the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL Media and on iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore, Les Dames d’Escoffier “Wining and Dining with Jim White- 02-15-18 February 15, 2018

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There is nothin’ like les Dames!

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Thanks to Rogers and Hammerstein for the inspiration, and to the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier for bringing us their annual delicious food and wine party.  You’re invited, March 4th at Sixty Five Hundred in Dallas.  In fact, it’s a “Super Dame Good Party!”, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause.  Event chairs Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore join us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com to tell you all about it, who’s cooking, who’s pouring wine, and how to get tickets!  This is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  Remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Mark Garcia “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 02-08-18 February 8, 2018

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Rock star marketer

Jim White and Mark GarciaChef Mark Garcia is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Mark is head of marketing for food service and culinary for Avocados from Mexico.  Our conversation takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl when the super fruit is getting ready for its closeup during The Big Game.  The commercial for avocados was the most talked about ad online during the game. Mark gives us some of the back story on how this fun marketing campaign came together, and how the impact and reach of it ties-in with the theme of his new book How to Become a Rock Star Chef in the Digital Age.  Even if you’re not in the culinary world, there are great lessons to be learned from Mark’s book.  After attending the Culinary Institute of America, Mark kick-started his career working with Dean Fearing at The Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Along the way, as a chef and consultant, Mark has helped numerous top chefs and great food products develop and position their brand.  You’ll enjoy our conversation with this rock star marketer/chef who believes that if it’s good for our health, good for our children, and good for our community; it’s good for business.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKALnow.com and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Ryan Barnett “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 02-01-18 February 1, 2018

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Flight of fancy

Ryan Barnett

Chef Ryan Barnett

Lark on the Park chef Ryan Barnett is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  He’s worked with some of the best chefs in the business, and now he’s running one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most popular restaurants for the legendary Shannon Wynne.  Ryan talks about what he’s learned from his culinary mentors, how he got the executive chef gig at Lark, and the way a speeding ticket started his career.  He also talks about some of his favorite restaurants growing up in Big D and where he dines now.  Tip:  good restaurant suggestions for you!  It’s the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

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