Produced and recorded in the studios of Charlottesville Radio Group, in conjunction with Chef Craig Hartman, Chew the Fat is the podcast that gives you totally raw interviews with leading chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers and other food artisans. These interviews are unscripted and outside the realm of publicists, conducted by accomplished Chef Craig Hartman. Hartman delivers these interviews with ease, sensitivity and a sense of insider savvy. The goal of these interviews is to expose the heart and soul of these sensitive, artistic and driven people. They give the listener an intimate insight into what makes these food people who they are. This podcast is for anyone who loves food and wine, especially those that want to know every aspect about who is behind the artisan food and wine that we have come to love.
Chef Melissa Close bares her heart and soul here on Chew the Fat!
Join us on our journey to the center of Chef Melissa Close Hart’s mind!! Melissa, a five-time James Beard Award nominee, helps us kick off our Chew the Fat interview podcast with insightful and sensitive revelations about her culinary journey. In the hard driven realm of culinary artists only a few stand out as humble and relaxed as Melissa. Tune in to find out what drives and inspires her to be the chef that she has become. Melissa is currently the Executive Chef at Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards.