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Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories

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This podcast is dedicated to revealing the truths in the business and digital marketing of BBQ, the sexy Instagram photos come later. Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market take you Behind the Smoke each episode to share BBQ War Stories, raw and untrimmed. From restaurant lawsuits, to failed menu development execution, to how community based events can help scale your food business, Derek and Shawn bring you into the messy world of entrepreneurship. You won’t hear anything like this in your BBQ Business 101 class.

This podcast is dedicated to revealing the truths in the business and digital marketing of BBQ, the sexy Instagram photos come later. Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market take you Behind the Smoke each episode to share BBQ War Stories, raw and untrimmed. From restaurant lawsuits, to failed menu development execution, to how community based events can help scale your food business, Derek and Shawn bring you into the messy world of entrepreneurship. You won’t hear anything like this in your BBQ Business 101 class.
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Location:

Valley, CA

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This podcast is dedicated to revealing the truths in the business and digital marketing of BBQ, the sexy Instagram photos come later. Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ and Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market take you Behind the Smoke each episode to share BBQ War Stories, raw and untrimmed. From restaurant lawsuits, to failed menu development execution, to how community based events can help scale your food business, Derek and Shawn bring you into the messy world of entrepreneurship. You won’t hear anything like this in your BBQ Business 101 class.

Language:

English

Contact:

(619) 993-0230


Episodes

#080: Generating a Powerful Team Through Positive Energy – Repower Solar & Roofing

11/16/2018
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Byron & Ian Frisch - Repower Solar - @RepowerSolar_SD - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on iTunes Summary Byron Frisch and Ian Frisch are the owners/operators of Repower Solar and Roofing. A locally owned, licensed roofing, and full solar installation company in San Diego. Eliminating as many factors for failure as possible; Byron describes why...

Duration:00:50:31

#079: Above the Next Butcher Shop in La Jolla – Murfey Company

11/9/2018
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Russ & Scott Murfey - The Murfey Company - @murfeycompany - La Jolla, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in La Jolla, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on iTunes Summary Derek Marso of Valley Farm Market and Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ have partnered with the Murfey Company to open Valley Farm Market’s second location in La Jolla. The Murfey Company encompasses a family of brands, all of which are...

Duration:00:42:46

#078: Landon Donovan’s Vision of MLS in San Diego – Soccer City

11/2/2018
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Landon Donovan - Soccer City SD - @SoccerCitySD - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on iTunes Summary Landon Donovan is a former Major League Soccer player for the LA Galaxy working to pass Measure E; the “Soccer City” initiative in San Diego. Soccer City is a privately funded initiative to help bring a new MLS team to San Diego and redevelop the...

Duration:00:46:19

#077: Dads Who Can BBQ With The Best Of ‘Em – Double D’s West Coast BBQ

10/26/2018
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Derek Dawson - Double D's BBQ - @doubleD05 - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on iTunes Summary Derek Dawson is the Season Ticket Service and Retention Manager for the San Diego Gulls. His love for backyard barbecue inspired him to refine his craft and get involved amateur competitions. Competition as a valuable resource; how being friendly with...

Duration:00:44:06

#076: Food & Beverage Career Opportunities in Sports Entertainment – Levy Restaurants

10/19/2018
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Joseph Smith - Levy Restaurants - @LevyRestaurants - Los Angeles, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Joseph Smith is Director of Operations for Levy Restaurants at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. Levy Restaurants pioneered the concept of fine dining in stadiums and became the first outside organization to create, own, and operate restaurants in Walt Disney World Resort. Adding...

Duration:00:47:52

#075: Making Catering & Events Your Business – Picnic People

10/12/2018
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Lisa Richards - Picnic People - @PicnicPeopleSD - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Lisa Richards is the founder and CEO of Picnic People in San Diego. Combining her passion for sales and marketing, Lisa uses her creative big-picture focus to put on dream events for her clients. Since 1984, Lisa and the Picnic People have hosted over 20,000 events that bring people...

Duration:00:49:52

#074: Authentic Central Texas BBQ in Flinn Springs, CA – Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

10/5/2018
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Andy Harris - Grand Ole BBQ y Asado - @GrandOleBBQyA - Flinn Springs, CA Podcast recorded live on the main stage at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in Flinn Springs, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Andy Harris, owner of Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park is opening a new barbecue and entertainment venue in Flinn Springs, CA. Combining Texas roots with Argentinian BBQ, Grand Ole BBQ y Asado sells out daily making it one of San Diego’s must-eat barbecue destinations. Andy...

Duration:00:45:33

#073: Helping People With a Fighting Passion – 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

9/28/2018
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Andy Murad - 10th Planet Spring Valley - @10planetfreaks - Spring Valley, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Andy “The Tooth Fairy” Murad is a mixed martial artist, Muay Thai kick boxer and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Spring Valley California. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Andy moved to San Diego at a young age and started wrestling in high school. Later he transition to...

Duration:00:51:42

#072: The Self-Taught One Man Barbecue Team – Moe Cason BBQ

9/21/2018
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Moe Cason - Moe Cason BBQ - @Moecasonbbq - Des Moines, IA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Born and raised in Des Moines, Moe Cason is a U.S. Navy veteran who turned his passion for BBQ into a way of life. Being self-taught, Moe’s love for BBQ began at an early age developing on the skills and authentic ingredients passed down from his grandmother Margaret Cason. To raise money to...

Duration:00:59:02

#071: It’s Time You Started Caring about Branding, Logo Design & Tag Lines – Ricoy Creative

9/14/2018
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George Ricoy - Ricoy Creative - @RicoyCreative - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary George Ricoy is a designer/illustrator and owner of Ricoy Creative. Based out of San Diego, George specializes in corporate identity and branding, graphic design and marketing collaterals, and web design and development. Ricoy Creative is a professional and versatile creative design...

Duration:01:16:53

#070: Winning The Barbecue Crowds as a Chef/Pitmaster/Restauranteur – The Corner Drafthouse

9/7/2018
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Chef Dan Sobek - The Corner Drafthouse - @thecornerdh - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Dan Sobek, Executive Chef of The Corner Drafthouse is classically trained chef graduating first of his class from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. Dan managed the kitchens during the opening of the Five-Diamond, Five-Star Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in New...

Duration:00:54:14

#069: Inventing IcePlates, the ‘Worlds Most Functional Water Bottle’ – Qore Performance

8/31/2018
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Justin Li - Qore Performance - @QorePerformance - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Qore Performance co-founder Justin Li initially thought to combine first aid science with athletic base layers while on duty as a law enforcement officer in the California desert. Armed with Otter Pops and a sewing machine, Justin looked to improve his odds in the field. Unwilling to...

Duration:01:01:49

#068: Ray Lampe’s Big Green Eggsperience at BETonBBQ

8/24/2018
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Ray Lampe "Dr. BBQ" - Big Green Egg - @DrBBQ - Del Mar, CA Podcast recorded live at the Turf & Surf BBQ State Competition in Del Mar, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary “Dr. BBQ” Ray Lampe entered his first competition in 1982 and has spent the last 15 years learning different barbecue styles and competing in cookouts to hone his craft. One of the worlds most prime professional pitmasters, Ray quit his family trucking business after 25 years to become a full-time...

Duration:00:50:24

#067: Craft BBQ in Temecula Wine Country – The Smok’d Hog

8/17/2018
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Chris McAfee - Owner - The Smok’d Hog - Temecula, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Chris McAfee is the owner of The Smok’d Hog and part of the West Coast BBQ movement. The Smok’d Hog will be serving barbecue at the Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship this Sunday, August 19th, at the Del Mar Races. Believing that "less is more" Chris creates a menu that focuses on simplicity and...

Duration:00:55:06

#066: Becoming Captain of the Family Fleet – Flagship Cruises & Events

8/10/2018
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Brad Engel - President - Flagship Cruises and Events - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Brad Engel is the President of Flagship Cruises and Events; one of San Diego’s greatest forms of waterfront entertainment from the high-speed thrills of The Patriot jet boat to fine dining and event cruises. Flagship started in 1915 offering harbor tours and ferrying people...

Duration:00:52:25

#065: Big Green Egg Media Movement – Ben and Sheli Higgins

8/3/2018
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Ben and Sheli Higgins - Broadcaster/Media Personality and Wife/Podcast Host - Our Rendezvous Podcast - Leucadia, CA Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Ben and Sheli Higgins will be celebrity judges for the new tri-tip category at the Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship on August 19th at the Del Mar Races. Mighty 1090 morning host Ben and his wife Sheli host Our Rendezvous podcast inside...

Duration:00:48:56

#064: Sam The Cooking Guy Opens Up About Fatherhood and His New Restaurant – Not Not Tacos

7/27/2018
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Sam the Cooking Guy - TV Personality & Chef - Not Not Tacos - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien makes his second appearance on the podcast to talk about opening Not Not Tacos at the Little Italy Food Hall. Not Not Tacos serves up genre-bending fare that pushes the envelope of culinary creativity to breakdown preconceived notions of “tacos” and...

Duration:01:25:46

#063: When Family Means Business – Kobey’s Swap Meet

7/20/2018
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Anthony Pretto - Operations Manager for Kobey's Swap Meet - @Kobeys - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Summary Anthony Pretto is the Advertising Director and Operations Manager for Kobey's Swap Meet held at the Valley View Casino Center parking lot in San Diego. Shawn and Anthony discuss their experiences being involved in the family business from a young age. Reality TV stars Dave Hester and Darrell Sheets being...

Duration:00:56:54

#062: How to Make a Career in Podcasting – Dave Palet

7/13/2018
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Dave Palet - TV & Radio Show Host/Podcast Personality - @DavePalet - San Diego, CA Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Summary Dave Palet is a TV and radio host, podcast personality and co-host of the Dave and Jeff Podcast. Originally coming to San Diego to play baseball, Dave fell in love with broadcast and started his career as an intern at a local station. Dave showing up everyday allowed him to turn a chance phone call into a...

Duration:01:21:06

#061: Talking Barbecue and Business with Chad Ward of Traeger Grills – Whiskey Bent BBQ

7/4/2018
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Chad Ward - Director of BBQ Marketing for Traeger Grills - @WhiskeyBentBBQ - Lakeland, FL Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Summary Chad Ward is the Director of BBQ Marketing for Traeger Grills, an Entrepreneur & a BBQ talk show host with network TV appearances on NBC, FYI, Travel Channel & Food Network. How Traeger Grills focused on the added value for the consumer and built off the existing foundation of passionate brand ambassadors...

Duration:00:59:59