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Steve DeShazo “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-08-18 November 8, 2018

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Ship-shape food and hospitality

SteveSteve DeShazo runs a tight ship.  He came by it honestly through his Navy training as a cook.  These days, though, instead of overseeing a military mess hall, he’s in charge of the program that trains chefs to prepare cuisine for fine dining rooms at El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute.  He joins us on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” to talk about the future of the program and to laud some of it’s celebrity chef graduates.  He’s got a very interesting story to tell, and you’ll be inspired by his dedication to making this vital program even better.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  You can watch or listen to our show on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations.

Steve DeShazo “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-21-17 December 21, 2017

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To train and to serve

Steve DeShazo 2Steve DeShazo is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Steve is director of the Food and Hospitality Institute at El Centro College.  The venerable program, operated by Dallas County Community College District, trains the chefs of tomorrow, today.  Some of the top chefs in Dallas-Fort Worth (and beyond) have graduated from the program.  On today’s episode Steve talks about his mission to “enhance and expand the program”, and to help people “find a career in a profession they love”.  To say that Steve is passionate about his job is an understatement.  Dig in to the conversation.  You’ll enjoy meeting Steve.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our shows on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

#17 Steve De Shazo-El Centro Food and Hospitality Institute June 7, 2016

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Creating the chefs of the future

Steve DeShazo and Jim White (R) looking over Diana Kennedy's cookbook.

Steve DeShazo and Jim White (R) looking over Diana Kennedy’s cookbook.

If you don’t know Steve DeShazo, it would take you about 5 seconds to figure out you like the guy if you got the chance to meet him. He’s friendly, articulate, interested, engaged, and a great listener.  All things that help make him a great teacher and administrator.  You’d also discover that he loves his work and has found his calling in life as the Director of the El Centro Food and Hospitality Institute.   Thanks to Steve and his team who are training the great chefs of tomorrow (and numerous great chefs of today!)  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the top food and wine people in the world.  Subscribe to the program on iTunes and never miss a episode.

Remember, if anybody asks  you what you’re making for dinner….tell ‘em reservations. 

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