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The Culinati Podcast

Nov 18, 2021

Chef Jennifer Denlinger is back to talk about all things holiday cooking and Thanksgiving. We talk about ways to incorporate local Florida flavor into this year's meal, how to mitigate costs but still enjoying life's little luxuries, and how to appease Thanksgiving purists while keeping your menu exciting.

Sep 22, 2021

On this episode, Holly talks with Benjamin Coutts, beverage director at Soskei Modern Omakase in Winter Park, Florida, and long-time wine and spirits professional.

They discuss what the right beverage pairing means in elevating cuisine, how wine and spirits can deepen a diner's connection to flavor and gastronomic...

Aug 13, 2021

On this episode, Holly interviews chef Paula DaSilva, executive chef at the Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale.

They discuss the importance of raising the next generation of young chefs, how COVID-19 affected her as a hotel executive chef in a major tourism destination, and how her lesbian identity has played a part in her...

Jun 28, 2021

On this episode, Holly interviews chef Joseph Creech, owner of Hunger Street Tacos in Winter Park and soon opening a second location in Winter Garden at Plant Street Market.

They discuss the importance of exploring the diversity of Mexican cooking styles, why saving heritage ingredients is paramount, and whether Orlando...

May 20, 2021

On this episode, Holly talks with Erin Allport, a career restaurant manager and operations director. Erin's resume includes some of Orlando's lauded dining rooms, including The Ravenous Pig, Txokos Basque Kitchen and The New Standard. 

They talk about how getting creative saved The New Standard during COVID-19, why...