The Garnish: A Podcast for Restaurant People
Adam Silsby of Pagu [S1E5]

Adam Silsby of Pagu [S1E5]

January 12, 2018

AJ Beltis and Cassy Lee sit down with Adam Silsby, whose decade of restaurant experience has taken him around the country before landing here in Boston. Adam dishes tips on beverage programs, staff training, craft beer, and more!

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Jeff Pond of Area Four Pizza [S1E4]

Jeff Pond of Area Four Pizza [S1E4]

November 15, 2017

Let's talk pizza. Area Four's Executive Chef Jeff Pond talks about how he achieved success in the restaurant industry and later became one of Boston's best pizza cooks. Hear how Pond developed from waiter at a retirement home to the culinary mind behind Boston's Area Four group.

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Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon & PBS [S1E3]

Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon & PBS [S1E3]

October 10, 2017

AJ Beltis and Karen DeVincent interview celebrity chef, restaurateur, and food TV star Ming Tsai. Ming talks about his upbringing in the restaurant business, his bold switch from Yale Engineering student to chef, and how his son's allergies made him rethink his whole career.

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Deena Marlette of Branch Line & Eastern Standard [S1E2]

Deena Marlette of Branch Line & Eastern Standard [S1E2]

September 12, 2017

In this episode of The Garnish, we chatted with Deena Marlette, the General Manager of Branch Line in Watertown, MA. 

She told us about the power of mentorship, how it felt to leave behind a teaching career to pursue restaurant life full-time, why she staffed her restaurant with enthusiastic people with zero experience, and more.

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Chef Chris Hill on Building Your Brand [S1E1]

Chef Chris Hill on Building Your Brand [S1E1]

July 7, 2017

In the first episode of The Garnish, the Toast content team sits down with chef, author, and restaurateur Chris Hill. Chris shares stories of his first days working in the Atlanta Fish Market up to working as a renowned cook and influencer in the restaurant industry. 

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