Chew The Fat With Chef Craig

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.


5 Replies to “Chew The Fat With Chef Craig”

  1. Hey Chef!
    What a great project this is you are doing!
    It’s really nice to hear your voice (eventhough we cant see your face :-}).
    Melissa was the perfect choice to kick this off with. She’s down-to-earth and interesting.
    Thanks for putting this together and sharing it with us all!
    Keep up the great enthusiasm for your art and passion!!
    Warm Regards,

  2. Amazing interview Chef Craig and Chef Melissa! It definately takes me back several years and relate to most of what was discussed. Keep it coming, it’s a nice break from the normal talk shows and much easier (and definately more interesting) to listen to. Ciao.

    Ron Miller

  3. Brilliant concept executed with style. As always, I’m proud of you and what you have acomplished. In some ways, it seems like a long way “back”, but in others, not so much. Keep up the great work.

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