June 21, 2022

Part I Voice4Chefs Celebrates One Year


In part one we invite you into the Food is Religion Clubhouse room for a special 1-year anniversary celebration of the Voice4chefs Podcast thanks to you now in 27 countries. We go behind the scenes and ill share my journey in clubhouse and what me led me to this amazing club called food is religion. Well meet one of my guests Victoria Feldman Owner of the Canterbury Baking School in England.  And she will share her behind the scenes experience as a guest on our show.  This is an emotional episode and I want to give a special shout out to Carrie Dugan, Kyle Hall, Linda Vorthman and Nan Hamilton who through a Toastmaster High Performance Leadership Project helped shape the podcast the voice and direction for our podcast.  I'm forever grateful to them. A special shout out to Steve Olson. He's a local fireman in Seattle, Washington is a singer in local restaurants and pubs and produced an incredible song for our podcast. I don't want to forget Michelle Gill, who hosted this special event and Chef Mimi the cofounder of Food is Religion. Come on in and celebrate with us on clubhouse!


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Michael Dugan:

In part one we invite you into the Food is Podcast thanks to you now in 27 countries. We go behind the is religion. Well meet one of my guests Victoria Feldman Owner of a guest on our show. This is an emotional episode and I want to through a Toastmaster High Performance Leadership Project Welcome...Welcome everybody so excited that you are here. Today chefs and culinary artists across the world. I'm Michael religion, which is my favorite club on clubhouse. Today here. My wife Carrie is here. KitKat is here. So excited to

Michelle Gill:

Sure thing...Good afternoon. Good morning and good no other place where it will be the one year anniversary of a This is not just an interactive room. It's a party room. So grab want to? Are you up for answering some questions right journey with the voice for chefs podcast.

Michael Dugan:

Yeah, I would love I would love to share the

Michelle Gill:

So tell us how how. Where did this idea come

Michael Dugan:

To understand how it really evolved? I'm gonna amazing woman named Patricia Hansen in a campaign called feed country to raise money for people in need. Who had been You know, and it was across the nation fundraiser. It was a very getting her on TV on radio shows in newspapers across the bugging me and saying I want you to come on our show and talk minutes giving giving a presentation. And I spoke for 20 global podcast or radio show back then. And I came on with a small microphone. And I came on the show. And Todd Allen that it just didn't matter. I wanted to share this story, this know, we're in the green room. And he said you need to speak passion and energy that he said I really want to bring you back

Michelle Gill:

Wow. That is amazing. Isn't it funny how just initial interview that show you might not have gotten a taste grateful that you decided to dive into this. That is just so the Buddhist religion club celebrating this one year. Do flash your mic if you're ready. And also this isn't interactive All right. While we're waiting for them, I'm curious. Since we clubhouse play in your podcast, if any?

Michael Dugan:

Oh my gosh. Okay, so that goes back to last year. you know, I heard about this thing called clubhouse you with technology. So she had zero Apple devices, and she went out I came on and I started out like most people do. I just started And I had this impostor syndrome going on because I was about to that I didn't really want to come up on stage like they have was and how connected you become when you pop up on stage and you I think September of last year. There's a woman named Nancy be a guest on a podcast. She creates the speaker one sheets after that I felt so empowered to share my voice to share t he ended up in Australia with my friend Jody, who's a guest on something. But anyway, one of her guests didn't show up in the scenes to work in a kitchen and studying to be a chef. So that amazing club, called Food is Religion and I connected with house. And if you're part of who does religion you understand it was really starting to kick in. And what happened was, I was Sometimes it's tough to get guests on your show. I used to that I'm doing this podcast, I'd love to interview them or their chefs around the world that would come into food as religion the US to across the world. And then sent me said, you know, I'm the host of our cooking class on Food is Religion that we're Vietnamese pork chop and I will never forget it actually was so became the co host of the skirting class. And we did this you have to check it out. If you don't know about it. That's how

Michelle Gill:

Oh my god. You know, the part that I love the before you before you can even get to the chef and here on love this app so much and you know I know I don't get a I've been on Twitter spaces. I know LinkedIn has started a house like it feels like a home and I have met so many bad behavior? Of course you're gonna find that anywhere you go after that, so it was probably July or August of last year. So it sounds like it really changed yours especially changed because

Michael Dugan:

me a lot because it gave me this incredible moderators and members. I can't even tell you that have this people go How can you be connected in an audio app, but other thing I could say about it too is that it took so much work initially. I mean, I have amazing chefs from Seattle with reaching out to me or saying I'd love to come on your show. And couple of weeks ago. That's our most recent episode. That is baking and created this incredible baking school and hospitality that comes through in in that episode is really

Michelle Gill:

So speaking of can you give us a link to your like, are on Spotify and Apple?

Michael Dugan:

Yeah, so I am on Apple, Spotify Google I Heart chefs.com.

Michelle Gill:

So Victoria since you were a guest on Michael's as a guest on his podcast.

Victoria Feldman:

Okay, so personally. So first of all, I thought was, what is my story? I thought, wow, this is quite can work together and it was almost go with the flow. And I just perfect. It just went on so organically. And I realized how I've gone on this journey. I think sometimes you're so much reflect and just see how I have grown, and Michael teased thought wow. So it was a real pleasure and an honor for me.

Michael Dugan:

Victoria, I had such a great time with you and took it really seriously I really wanted to create me, which is what I had already known, but it really drove it make them feel comfortable. So my vision is they're sitting in having, you know, a great appetizer and we're just the other thing that I do is it's audio only like clubhouse. a time that works out really well. And that's what creates

Michelle Gill:

We're almost to the bottom of the hour. So I anniversary of the voice for chefs podcast. And Michael has stories. So that you get to really know the person because types where it's kind of open and I've been to restaurants going. But most of the time we don't we don't see the magic and long hours. It has just been wonderful to hear these chefs through this is how things are especially during the pandemic still struggling. So this podcast has meant so much to not his start here in the Food is Religion club. If you are not right at the top of the screen so that you don't miss out on and growth minded people. It's just It's just incredible and we're celebrating with you today. Wonderful Adam just that that Michael mentioned. And that's Carrie his wife because I on up, raise your hand. We would love to have you come up on know if you're ready. Oh great. Tell us a little bit about about

Michael Dugan:

I would love to introduce my wife. She was has