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100% Fresh with Two Chef Mission

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Whether you're looking to grow your confidence, motivation or time in the kitchen or you want to listen in on food topics from a chef’s perspective, you’re in the right place! We are Two Chef Mission, personal chefs, parents and business owners here to share our perspective and experiences through life, business and time in the kitchen. Here we will cover a number of topics from food to how we balance building a business as parents, and so much in between! We are also here to show how fun cooking can be when you take the stress out. Join us weekly as we dig into our pantry of experience! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/100-fresh-twochefmission/support

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Chef Bite: Meal Planning Missteps

May 23, 2023 20:45 - 17 minutes - 15.9 MB

When getting into meal planning it can be easy to get overwhelmed and/or to try to do too much at once. That's why we are here to help offer tips on meal planning that can help you avoid them or at least to talk through them as all of it is a learning experience. In This Episode We: Talk about some of the biggest meal planning missteps that happen when getting into planning out your meals. Planning to do too much: This is especially easy to do if you are just starting out and try to thr...

Growing Your Passion for Cooking

May 16, 2023 20:45 - 21 minutes - 19.6 MB

I think we can all agree that we don't just start out with a huge passion for everything. We find things that grow our interest and then begin to learn more about them. This same principal is very much how growing your passion cooking at home starts. It has to start somewhere and that may be working to be able to plan meals for your family. In This Episode We: Go over where to start with growing your passion for cooking. This Includes: Learn the Basics: Start off simple and learn the te...

Behind the Scenes: How to Get Unstuck

May 09, 2023 20:10 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

We all feel stuck sometimes, but the important thing is not to stay in the stuck zone. Whether it's in business or something as simple as what to have for dinner. This can definitely happen when you have a lot on your plate since then you are trying to decide on what to focus on and when. Since this is something, we are currently going through in our business, we wanted to share some tips on how we move through feeling stuck. In This Episode We: Share that being stuck is something that is ...

Chef Bite: Why is Meal Planning so Hard?

May 03, 2023 23:23 - 18 minutes - 16.8 MB

Getting into anything new can be challenging, so meal planning isn't any different. The main thing is to start. Create a roadmap and plan it out. Going step by step through the process will get you going and as you go to each new step you are more likely to continue. Habits take about 90 days to form, so don't expect it to get easy overnight. Keep going and if you need it get help along the way. In This Episode We: Talk about how starting anything new can be a challenge. Offer some steps...

Boiling Point: The Difference Between a Home Cook and a Culinary Professional

April 25, 2023 21:48 - 18 minutes - 17.5 MB

There is so much information on social media and the internet about food related topics, diet and recipes, but where is it coming from? What is the source? Is it coming from someone with a background in nutrition or the food industry or is it coming from an influencer or home cook? We have seen some recent videos, recipes and food information that has definitely inspired this episode. In This Episode We: Talk about some of the recent misinformation we have seen online. Do a deep dive int...

Why Two Chef Mission?

April 13, 2023 00:55 - 25 minutes - 24 MB

Since we have wanted to share more of our story growing through business, we decided to take you all the way back to the beginning with why we chose to start. For this episode we also went completely unplanned to give our full feelings on why we created Two Chef Mission. We hope you enjoy a little of our backstory. In This Episode We: Talk about the beginning of Two Chef Mission and why we started it. Go over the versions of what we started as Two Chef Mission and where we are now. Off...

Chef Bite: 5 Tips for Meal Planning

April 06, 2023 02:17 - 18 minutes - 17.2 MB

In This Episode We Share 5 Simple Tips for Beginning Meal Planning: Start Small and Keep it Simple: Include some of your favorites. Shop Smart: Seasonal and focus on whole foods. Utilize Your Freezer: Backup meal and weekly meal prep. Have a Well-Stocked Pantry Plan for a Night Off: Utilize your back up meal, leftovers or eat out. Bonus Tip: Let someone else do the planning for you: utilize meal plans done for you or meal delivery. If having a meal plan done for you is what you need,...

It's Spring Time!

April 05, 2023 01:32 - 23 minutes - 22.1 MB

Spring is now in full swing, and we are so excited to play around with new recipes highlighting the flavors of SPRING! Spring runs from March 20th through June 21st, so we've got plenty of time to get some great ideas out to all of you. In This Episode We: Go over what is in season: Fruits: rhubarb, strawberries, meyer lemon, kiwi, honey dew, cherries, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and apricots Vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, beets. fiddlehead ferns, fava beans, spring onions, new po...

Local Flavors: Disney Springs Dining Guide

March 28, 2023 18:30 - 22 minutes - 21.1 MB

As personal chefs, annual pass holders, previous cast members, and Orlando locals we are in the Disney area a lot of the time. Through the years we have eaten at a number of locations at Disney Springs, so we wanted to offer some of our top picks. In This Episode We: Go over each area of Disney Springs and offer some tips and insights into our experiences at different locations. Offer some of our top picks for places to try. Share some ideas of where you can find unique experiences, good...

How We Create Menus

March 18, 2023 22:30 - 13 minutes - 12.5 MB

As personal chefs, we are always creating new menus. It is not only part of our job, but also something that we are highly passionate about. In order to do this, we have to focus on a few areas: who is it for, theme, and season. Join us as we talk a bit more about how we have done this throughout our careers. In this Episode We: Give insight to how we come up with new menus from start to finish. Talk through each area of focus. Offer examples of how we put this into practice with some o...

Chef Bite: How to Find a Meal Plan That Fits

March 14, 2023 17:33 - 15 minutes - 14.7 MB

In this chef bite we launch our mini-series on tips of meal planning. For this episode we are sharing a how to on finding the meal plan that fits you. From strict, to flexible, to even meal kits or meal delivery there is a plan that works for everyone. It just takes going over a few questions. Do I want to select meals each week that I will fully stick to? Do I need the structure of knowing exactly what I am going to be eating? How much time do I have to cook? What is my budget? Do I ha...

Knife Safety

March 06, 2023 21:30 - 31 minutes - 28.8 MB

Knife safety is very important when working in a kitchen. Whether it's in a professional setting like we have had to use or in our own home kitchen we utilize safe knife practices everyday. During this podcast we go over some of the dos and don'ts of knife use that can be used in everyday life cooking in your own home. In This Episode We Cover: -Keeping Your Knife Sharp: efficiency, precision, and safety -Honing vs Sharpening Your Knife: steel vs a whetstone -Safety in the Kitchen Knife...

What it's Like Running a Business With a Significant Other

March 04, 2023 16:05 - 44 minutes - 40.7 MB

In this episode we cover some of the pros, cons, and tips on working together as a married couple while also adding in our experiences through the years. With coming on 7 years married and almost 10 years of working together, we have definitely had to figure out how to make things work cohesively together. Some of the biggest areas that we have had to work on is finding where we each thrive, setting boundaries between work and life, and being able to consistently have open communication.  S...

2023 Updates

March 04, 2023 15:30 - 6 minutes - 6.25 MB

Hey everyone! We know it's been some time since we posted an episode, so we wanted to offer an update episode to let you know a little on what we are up to. We are excited to be getting more episodes ready to share with all of you. We are adding in some additional topics which we talk about in this update podcast. We hope all of you are excited to join us for what is to come.  Please like and subscribe to 100% Fresh with Two Chef Mission and share it out with anyone that may find value in i...


September 06, 2021 18:53 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

Summer is in full swing running from June 20-September 22! We are so excited to talk about what is in season and some of our favorite things about summer cooking. What's in Season? Vegetables: Radish, Arugula, Cucumber, Beets, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Zucchini, Garlic, Corn, Rhubarb, Summer Squash, Okra, Eggplant, Celery, Avocados, and Green Beans. Fruits: Apricots, Plums, Cherries, Blackberries, Nectarines, Strawberries, Peaches, Tomatoes, Passion Fruit, Melon, Lemon, Lime, Bananas, Mango...

Welcome Back Again

July 27, 2021 22:00 - 7 minutes - 7.31 MB

Welcome back to 100% Fresh with Two Chef Mission! We've had a lot change over the past year. From having our second child to expanding our business, we have had a lot on our plates. now that things have started to settle a bit we are happy to be getting back to podcasting! We're excited to be back and can't wait to see where this next season in life takes us. We hope you will come along on the journey with us here! Please like and subscribe to 100% Fresh with Two Chef Mission and share it...

Money Saving Tips: Pantry Audit

October 07, 2020 16:00 - 17 minutes - 16.2 MB

We cover the importance of completing a pantry audit before shopping What is a Pantry Audit? How do I do a Pantry Audit? 1. Have your list 2. Check you fridge, freezer and pantry for ingredients you may already have 3. Adjust you shopping list Know your kitchen essentials: These are the things that you want to always have on hand and they are custom to your family. Why does a Pantry Audit help? 1. Lowers your unnecessary spending 2. Helps utilize what you already have 3. Lowers th...

It's Fall Y'all!

October 05, 2020 15:23 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

We are talking all things fall and what is coming into season! Fall Season: September 22- December 21 Produce: A-Apples, Artichokes, Arugula B-Beets, Belgian Endive, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe (Rapini), Brussel Sprouts C-Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery Root, Celery, Chard, Chiles (end of summer- early fall, dry all year round), Curly Endive (Frisee) E-Edamame, Eggplant (early fall), Escarole F-Fennel, Figs (late fall for their second season) G-Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans, Green O...

Welcome Back

October 05, 2020 14:52 - 3 minutes - 3.34 MB

Welcome back, we have been gone for some time. This pandemic has been crazy for everyone and we are so happy to bring an update to what's been going on. Since we last updated we found out that we are expecting and that Melissa is due in February with our second boy. Tony has started back at work again and is happy with how things are going.  If you want to be in on all the things going on check out our Facebook, Instagram, Our website, and Pinterest! --- Support this podcast: https://pod...

Boiling Point: Bone Broth

June 30, 2020 18:00 - 24 minutes - 22.9 MB

What is Bone Broth?  -Stock  -Broth Why it gets us boiling. Fad Foods Research Want to find more out about Two Chef Mission Meal Plans? check it out HERE Want to keep up with us? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/100-fresh-twochefmission/support

Chef Bites: Time Saving Tips

June 19, 2020 11:27 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

What are some of the biggest mistakes in the kitchen? Not having a plan. Not setting yourself up. Tips: Mise En Place  - Everything in its place  - Have everything together before starting. Read your recipes before Don't rush things Clean as you go Want to find more out about Two Chef Mission Meal Plans? check it out HERE Want to keep up with us? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/100-fresh-twochefmis...

What Is a Diet?

June 09, 2020 19:00 - 51 minutes - 47.8 MB

What do most people consider a diet? What is a diet actually? What is a fad diet? How does Two Chef Mission approach diets? Tips:  Do your research. Take small steps to make a big change. Consistency  Want to find more out about Two Chef Mission Meal Plans? check it out HERE Want to keep up with us? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/100-fresh-twochefmission/support

Meal Planning

June 03, 2020 22:50 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

How do we each meal plan? How does Two Chef Mission meal plan? Thoughts on prepping ahead vs the day of? How do we think meal planning gets over complicated? Tips to Simplify: 1. Create a routine- find out what fits for you and what works into your life. 2.Consistency- once you set a routine. keep it up so that it becomes a habit. 3.Use helpful resources- whether it's a meal plan site (like ours) or places like pinterest, there are resources to help make planning easier. We hope you ...

Welcome to 100% Fresh with Two Chef Mission

May 28, 2020 19:00 - 5 minutes - 4.68 MB

Welcome to our podcast! In this episode we will touch base on what you will find in the episodes to come. We are Two Chef Mission, personal chefs turned conscious kitchen educators. We hope you enjoy this podcast as well as the ones coming after. We're excited and we hope you are too! Want to learn more about us? Check out our site! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/100-fresh-twochefmission/support

Conscious Kitchen

May 28, 2020 19:00 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

Conscious Kitchen: In this episode we go more in depth on what a conscious kitchen looks like and how to implement it. What does it mean to us? What does it mean for Two Chef Mission? What tips would we recommend for implementing it into our daily lives? 3 Tips for Implementing: Take a look at what you are already practicing. Decide whether you need to change anything or if you already practice this well. Pick one thing to start implementing and then add on from there. Want to learn...

Chef Bites: Finding Motivation

May 28, 2020 19:00 - 27 minutes - 25.6 MB

Chef Bites are our snippets of information or a bit shorter of an episode because we've always got time for a bite. These episodes may be about blocks in the kitchen (like this one is) or anything that comes up that we would love to share. Finding Motivation: This has been one of the big blockers that a number of our clients have had to work to overcome. Here are some of the focuses we had while chatting through it. What makes us feel unmotivated? How do we work through that to still get...