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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

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Portland, OR

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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

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English


Episodes

#275 Kat LeSueur - Little Lucy Baking

5/6/2021
This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Finex: www.FinexUSA.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Kat LeSueur, former chef/owner of Cocotte, has been busy with family life for a few years. During the pandemic, she honed her baking game, and recently began popping up selling her sourdough loaves and other goodies. We catch up with Kat to hear how Little Lucy allows her the...

Duration:01:05:27

#274 Jill Taylor - CEO of Burgerville

4/29/2021
This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Finex: www.FinexUSA.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com We're thrilled to be able to interview Burgerville's CEO, Jill Taylor Jill was recently named one of the most influential women in the food industry by Nations Restaurant News. We talk with Jill about pandemic pivoting, infiltration of big national burger chains and how someone...

Duration:01:05:54

#R260 Cory Schreiber - Culinary Specialist at Sysco

4/22/2021
As we hear about the closing of more Portland restaurants, we felt it important to return to a conversation with Chef Cory Schreiber from December 2020, discussing the future of Portland's restaurant industry post-pandemic. Cory shares his perspective from years of experience beginning with the chef/owner of one of Portland's legendary restaurants, Wildwood, to his present day position at Sysco, consulting with restaurants to help them maximize efficiency and promote excellence. We talk...

Duration:01:20:54

#273 Missy Maki - former host of the Simple Kitchen

4/15/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Missy Maki, former host of Simple Kitchen radio show in Portland, picked up moved to Missoula, Montana with her family of four in the midst of the 2020 pandemic. She maintains her ties to Portland through her work as self-proclaimed Sales Director Extraordinaire for the Western Region of Landry's McCormick and Schmick's and Jake's properties. Chris and Missy talk about...

Duration:00:59:08

#272 Eytan Zias - Steelport

4/8/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com No matter how you slice it, our conversation with knife maker Etyan Zias is a must-listen for anyone who uses knives either at home or in a professional kitchen. We previously interviewed Eytan three years ago (Episode 161) when he told us his backstory of Portland Knife House. Now we will hear how he is living and working his dream of crafting and selling uniquely...

Duration:01:22:43

#271 Gabe Rosen - Zupans Markets, formerly of Biwa, Noraneko and Giraffe

4/1/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Gabe Rosen joins us on the podcast. Listeners may remember Gabe as the former owner of Portland's iconic Biwa, Noraneko and Giraffe. Gabe landed at Zupans a year ago during the pandemic and is really enjoying working there now, as opposed to the rigors of owning restaurants. That doesn't mean he won't open a new place someday, but we hear Gabe's take on how food will be...

Duration:01:13:35

#R254 Anna Caporael - Cooperativa

3/25/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com We're going back a few months to our conversation with Anna Caporael, who joins the podcast to talk about Cooperativa, her new Italian Market venture with chef Sarah Schafer.

Duration:01:08:59

#270 Jen Hilger -- Recess Food Truck / Tillamook

3/18/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Jen Hilger, along with her partner, Brooke, is the co-founder and proprietor of the Recess Food Truck in Tillamook. We talk about how she landed in Oregon and built her business after working in the corporate world, what it's like owning a food truck in a seasonal community, as well as some of her food and hiking recommendations in and around Tillamook County, with host Chris...

Duration:01:14:56

#269 Kate Hill - Kitchen at Camont

3/11/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com We celebrate International Women's Month in fine style with a literal international visit to the Gascony Region in France with Kate Hill, who runs a wonderful cooking school known around the world, Kitchen at Camont. We find out how Kate made her way from San Francisco to Amsterdam and then to France, where she fell in love with all things local around the sweet little...

Duration:01:18:23

#268 BitHouse Collective - Natasha Mesa, Erick Russ and Carlo Lamagna

3/4/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com We welcome the three restaurant and bar industry professionals who have come together to form BitHouse Collective, coined an "experience" by our guests during the interview. Natasha Mesa, seasoned bartender and manager, Erick Russ of Pono Brewing and Carlo Lamagna of Magna bring their respective skills and followers to the mix to take over the beautiful, classic BitHouse...

Duration:01:11:51

#267 Katie McCarron - Portland Pet Food Company

2/25/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Right at the Fork goes dog-friendly friendly this week, and wetalk to Katie McCarron, founder of Portland Pet Food Company. Katie reached out to our host Chris after she saw him posting about the challenges of feeding his aging beloved dog, Oakley, since she had similar challenges with her dog Rosie. In fact, Rosie's feeding challenges were the impetus for Katie to start her...

Duration:01:00:09

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #10 Katherine Harris & Katy Connors of True Tea

2/22/2021
On the February episode of the Joy of Drinking Podcast, host Joy Church introduces True Tea. Co-founders Katherine Harris and Katy Connors share their mission and entrepreneurial journey while Joy sips three of their delicious teas; Organic Genmaicha, Organic Earl Grey, and Organic Tulsi (sourced right here in Oregon!). Supporting women-owned tea estates around the globe is priority number one for @truetea.pdx. Listen in to learn more about this new Portland-based beverage business! And,...

Duration:00:28:32

#R201 Chris Angelus - The Interview! Plus, Cort & Chris Chat

2/18/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com This is a long one, folks! First, catch up with Chris and Cort a bit, before hearing a classic episode of Right at the Fork, as we all get to know Chris a little better. This episode updates us a bit from original episode #201. The tables are turned on Chris for the episode of Right at the Fork - an interview taken from The Portland 50, hosted by Cort, for KINK.FM. Here we...

Duration:01:42:14

#R87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/ Janis Martin)

2/11/2021
It's a classic episode of Right at the Fork! Brian Spangler's ascension into the psyche of Portland through his acclaimed and loved pizza started with the dough, learning how to bake in northern California while in college. That led him to buy an Oregon Farm, the Portland Farmers Market, a pub, and then to Hawthorne Blvd. He shares his story and Chick Fil A sandwiches with us, which for this episode, includes his friend Janis Martin of Tanuki sitting in to join in the conversation. Right...

Duration:01:34:48

#266 Mike Aldridge - Mid City Smash Burgers

2/4/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Chef Mike Aldridge has been on quite a career and personal journey over the past couple of years. Mike, a native North Dakotan, has cooked in some of Portland's well-known restaurants, including Urban Farmer, Imperial and Headwaters, among others. He became chef at the coastal restaurant, Salmonberry Saloon in 2017 and garnered lots of press for making hay in a region not...

Duration:01:02:41

#265 Erika Polmar - Independent Restaurant Coalition

1/28/2021
Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com Erika Polmar, advisor to the Independent Restaurant Coalition, was chosen for the Nation's Restaurant News Power List by IRC co-founder Tom Colicchio for how she mobilizes the group’s members and “reminds us what we are fighting for and what’s at stake.” Much of the Portland restaurant world and now across the US, businesses and people are benefiting from Erika's...

Duration:01:09:47

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #9 Ricky Gomez of Palomar

1/25/2021
Now that cocktails-to-go have been legal in Oregon for a month (woohoo!) host Joy Church asked Ricky Gomez, owner/operator Palomar to join the January podcast. Ricky and the Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon team worked tirelessly to get cocktails-to-go on the State Legislative agenda and to get it "across the finish line." Immediately following, Ricky put together a robust, comprehensive cocktail-to-go program and, here, he shares his lessons learned. Listeners get to hear Ricky's...

Duration:00:27:33

#R253 Jonathan Gill - RingSide Steakhouse

1/21/2021
Last Fall, we caught up with RingSide Steakhouse's Executive Chef Jonathan Gill, who talks about his journey from a chef on a naval aircraft carrier, to Japan, New York, San Francisco, and eventually Portland, where he was the Executive Chef at RingSide Fish House. Now as EC for RingSide Steakhouse, Jonathan talks about live in quarantine, and what it took to open RingSide back up. Plus, listen for details about how to join Chef Jonathan and Chris next summer on the Snake River. Right at...

Duration:01:06:15

#264 Geoff Latham - Nicky USA

1/14/2021
Geoff Latham, President of Nicky USA joins us to talk about the challenges he and his company has faced as a result of Covid-19, as a primary meat supplier to many Portland and Seattle restaurants. We go over some of the new prongs of his business that will endure once things return to some degree of normalcy in the food world, as well as some of the ups and downs personally for Geoff over the past year. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets:...

Duration:01:09:33

#263 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

1/7/2021
We catch up with Kurt Huffman of ChefStable Group while on a "get-out-of-Portland" Cross-Country family journey in an RV, to kick out our 8th year of Right at the Fork. In a more optimistic but still serious tone than our last visit with him when the pandemic began, Kurt talks about how Covid-19 has affected ChefStable's restaurants individually and his outlook for the industry in Portland as a whole. Part of the discussion covers the re-opening of Ping, the procurement of the Tasty brand,...

Duration:01:22:18