Heard! Podcast

Heard! is a food, beverage, and hospitality podcast featuring interviews with leading industry professionals at the local and national level.  The concept is a Detroit based collaboration between the Detroit Optimist Society, the Hungry Dudes, and NickDrinks.com.  Please check us out online at www.heardpodcast.com to listen in and learn more about the guys.  Cheers!


All Episodes

Heard! Podcast – Detroit’s Only Winery

Chris Southern, General Manager & Director of Production of Detroit Vineyards, joins us to discuss what it’s like operating Detroit’s first winery in 60 years. Detroit Vineyards is inside...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 121 A Discussion about Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is pervasive. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, 90% of women and 70% of men report being harassed. I am joined...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 120 A Clowder of Bobcats

Last time we spoke with Matt Buskard, owner of Bobcat Bonnie’s, he was reopening the second Bobcat Bonnie’s in Wyandotte. Since Episode 56 in April 2018, Matt has reopened...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 119 Leading with Kindness

Christine Anschuetz is the Pastry Chef at The Henry in Dearborn, MI. Christine attended culinary school in her 30s after leaving her job as a teacher. She has brought...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 118 Duck Fat Sidecar, Mushroom Juice, & Lactofermented Cherries

Executive Chef Ken Miller and Restaurant Manager Jackie Phillips of Toasted Oak Grill & Market in Novi, MI, join us this week to discuss front and back of house...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 117 Chef to the World Cup Champions

Chef Teren Green (Chef T) joins us to talk about his path from cooking in Royal Oak to cooking for the 2019 FIFA World Cup Champions United States Women’s...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 116 The Magic of M Cantina

“The Liquid Chef” Junior Merino is the Executive Chef at M Cantina in Dearborn, MI. Merino’s approach to food and drink is steeped in history, familial connections, and sensory...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 115 Considering Culinary School?

In partnership with Schoolcraft College and their Culinary Program, Culinary Department Chair and Certified Master Chef Shawn Loving joins us to discuss his journey. From Schoolcraft Culinary School to...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 114 What About Wine?

Mick Descamps, wine director at Red Wagon Wine Shoppe and advanced sommelier, believes media coverage on beverage programs has not kept with the coverage food gets around metro Detroit....