Sun, 24 April 2022
What do celebrities Will Smith, Diddy, Common, Mike Tyson, Kevin Durant and Tyrese Gibson all have in common? They are all clients of my next guest, Chef Ryan Rondeno, the “Private Chef to the Stars”.
Chef Ryan is making his lavish recipes available to people across the U.S. as he offers some trade secrets, training through simple techniques, tips, and tricks, and revealing signature recipes for all ages. With a passion for French, Italian, and Regional American Cuisine, his focus remains on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors—not to mention the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.
Most notably, Chef Ryan has also appeared on the following segments and placed in food competition for the following: World Food Championships (top 10 finish), The Jam TV Show, Atl & Co, Good Day Charlotte, Good Day San Diego, NY food & Wine Fest, Culinary Fight Club- LA, San Diego, Chicago (won 3 times and finished 3rd in national championship).
Chef Rondeno is the founder and owner of Rondeno Culinary Designs and the Rondeno Spice Collection (Nola Creole Rub, Citrus Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chili BBQ Rub) designed to help cooks of all skill levels enhance the flavor of the dishes. His culinary focus is on the use of grass-fed organic meats and locally-grown organic produce.
Chef Rondeno recently created the Food Culture App, which offers simple recipes that will bring unique and tasty experiences to the kitchen table. The Food Culture App was created to embody a personal and unique approach of food and flavor in the kitchen. “We wanted to create cost-effective and flavorful scratch recipes that didn't break the bank. The App was also designed to have a one-on-one feel, as if I'm cooking with you every step of the way,” says Chef Rondeno.
Sun, 10 April 2022
Do you like to dance? What are you doing on Saturday, May 21st in New York City? How would you like to participate in a free event that attracts over 10,000 dancers, live bands, DJs and over one hundred unique styles of dance and culture? I’m talking about live Tango, Salsa, Afro-Cuban Conga bands, floats, Dance Battles, a Soul Train Line and much more?
If all of this sounds too good to be true, then listen to my interview with Jamila Holman, the Festival Production Lead for the 16th annual Dance Parade. During the interview, Jamila discusses in detail, what you can expect to experience when you attend this awesome event. This is the largest dance event in New York City, and the only event (to my knowledge), where you are given a ticket if you don’t move your body! That’s right, instead of a parking or speeding ticket, you will receive a ticket for not moving. So, if you’re looking to tone up your body and lose weight, why not have fun while doing it at the 16th annual Dance Parade?
Jamila Holman began her dance career in NYC in 2003 with renowned Jazz Choreographer Frank Hatchett. Jamila danced at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks and was chosen to perform in shows in China, with John Legend and Paul McCartney. Jamila began her training under Frank Hatchett’s principal dancer Kim Norrington and was bolstered by choreographers at the Broadway Dance Center and Hunter College. Her training varies in styles from ballet, to jazz, tap, hip-hop and African. As a teacher she has assisted Frank Hatchett at conventions such as The Dance Teachers Summit, NADAA, with the New York Knicks Cheering for Children Organization and at New York City’s most popular gyms such as Crunch and David Barton. Currently, Jamila tours arenas nationwide as a choreographer and back-up dancer with R&B star Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam.
Sun, 3 April 2022
Is it possible to live a life of happiness and success, even after being molested and sexually assaulted at a young age? What about dealing with grief, depression, suicidal thoughts, and abandonment? Most of us cannot even imagine what this would feel like unless you’re LaJune Singleton, a board-certified health coach, nutritional lifestyle coach, advance personal trainer, mindset strategist, podcaster, and author of “Releasing My Trauma: The Root of Self-Sabotage.”
During the interview, LaJune discusses openly about her trauma growing up and how she has been able to put the past behind her and use these experiences to help young girls and women to overcome their challenges. She has more than 10 years of experience helping women in many different areas including obesity, chronic illnesses, physical health, injury recovery and more. LaJune Singleton’s book and company stand apart in her ability to deeply reach people who do not understand how not releasing your fears and past can be the root cause of self-sabotaging behaviors. LaJune’s mission and ultimate formula for success is to empower girls, families and women to become healthier—mentally, physically and nutritionally—by gaining the courage to come to terms with releasing their past.