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Food TV for the professional chef?

post #1 of 7
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I might be getting a decent camera this Christmas and I was thinking I'd use to make some web segments and interviews

 

There doesn't seem to be much out there meant for food service people, so I thought I would start with that angle.

 

What kind of stuff would you guys be interested in seeing?

 

Also, any ideas on how to get good sound while the vent hood is running?

post #2 of 7

Don't get me wrong, i'd love to see more videos, but there is a TON of foodservice videos on youtube.


Also, check out how2heroes.com

 

But, that being said, definitely film some video's, i'd love to see any video you make, you can't ever have enough hands on food video's for people.

post #3 of 7

Not much out there?  Ever heard of this little search engine called Google?

I agree with SquirrelRJ, there's a helluva lot on youtube.

 

Videos of anything that you feel is kinda cool, unique, special would be good.  A special method for making something, an awesome plating, dishes that you love and the reason you love them - even not "culinary related".  Could be a great markup on food cost or a nice hot easy delicious app that takes 2 minutes from the time the dupe comes in to the time the plate's in the window.  Whatever - anything special.

post #4 of 7

There are to many now.  I have already seen 4 different ways to carve a turkey///?????

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #5 of 7

I would love to see a video of the back of house durring service. We as cook make some crazy comments durring the rush and the comedy is to die for when preping. If you have the connections to film that you would have a money maker. Check out the "Whites" on Hulu.com you'll see what I mean.

Let me know how it goes I would totally be down to consult or help in any way.

post #6 of 7

At one point in my career I was a food stylist (whatever that means) for a company that did food for movies, to be shot on film along with the actors, let me tell you that was some of the most fun I ever had  me and a buddy of mine making  food all day or on set all day for some pretty good money. To your question the about the hood, no, there isn't a very good way beside personal mics for the person you're shooting. Every shot I was a part of, the hood was off usualythe walk ins and other refrigerators too. I understand what you are trying to do, I get board watching food programs, to me they are so simple I guess the next move every time but I still watch though. I think that the stories that people have about the kitchen or the stuff that happens during service would be a better angle. Somehow weird things tend to happen in or around the kitchen or in the party that is taking place at the time probably the alcohol that flows in them. I alway wanted to do something like that.

post #7 of 7

Years  ago there was a TV program about a restaurant and back of house,  I BELIEVE IT LASTED 3 EPISODES.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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