July 14, 2023

Episode 105

Hot Takes with Chef Andrew Gruel

Chef Andrew Gruel talks lockdown defiance, gas bans, frankenmeat and more!

Chef Andrew Gruel, a successful California restauranteur and respected food service industry consultant, made a lot of waves when he defied California pandemic lockdown orders and continued to keep his outdoor dining area open, citing the lack of evidence of outdoor spread and Governor Gavin Newsom’s own hypocritical actions. Now, he’s giving his unique POV on everything from lab-grown meat to New York’s proposed gas appliance ban, as well as sharing his own philosophy about food, family, and cooking-as-drama.