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Guests 2009

Radio Guests 2009

Dec. 26

Guest Chef: Mohan and Suran DeSilva, Simplicity Desserts, Voorhees
Travel Segment: Chris Papyannis,  Al Dente Restaurant,  York�
Special Guests: Buddy Logan, Exec Sous Chef and Tony Sawyer, Restaurant Chef at Trump Plaza, Atlantic City
Guest Host: Amanda Nahas, caterer, chef, writer, radio personality

Dec. 19 (day of the blizzard)

Guest Chef: C Chardon,  Hip Hop Chef,  from Reality Show on MTV
Travel Segment:�
Special Guests: Ron Cushner, Talluto’s
Guest Host:

Dec. 12

Guest Chef: Greg Baudermann and Caitlyn Bradley,  Rams Head,  Galloway
Travel Segment: Carlo DeMarco,  Firecreek Restaurant,  Dowingtown, Pennsylvania
Special Guests: Dick Fetter, veteran hotelman
Guest Host: Susan Adelizzi Schmidt, Suasian Marketing

Dec. 5

Guest Chef: Pat Trama,  AMA Restarante Tuscana,  Atlantic Highlands
Travel Segment: Lillian Pien,  Akai Loung, New York City
Special Guests: Donna Frazier, General Barbecue, Richland and Larry Sharrott,  Sharrott Winery,  Winslow
Guest Host: Dora Dunn, writer, chef

Nov 28

Guest Chef: Michael England,  The Palm Restaurant, Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Dave Thomas,  Jack & Dyls Restaurant,  Tarrytown, New York
Special Guests: Mark  Nascimento, Barcelona, Pitman�
Guest Host: Paul Sandler, The Palm, guest host emeritus

Nov 21

Guest Chef: Linda Vendome & Carlo Finazzo,  Cafe Bella Vita,  Merchantville
Travel Segment: George Booth,  Adventures In Heat,  Clarence, New York
Special Guests: Michael Pinto,  Gino Pinto Inc., Hammonton
Guest Host: Paul Carney,  Atlantic Pop Community Band

Nov 14

Guest Chef: Eli Jimenez & Donald Bernardi,  Bernardi’s Restaurant,  Vineland
Travel Segment: Christopher Weidenhammer,  Feastivities Catering,  Philadelphia
Special Guests: Sunday and Shea Simons, Buena Tavern
Guest Host: Lancer Besnick,  Franklinville Inn

Nov 7

Guest Chef: Heather Ratkowiak, Executive pastry chef,  and Ralph Sitero,  Philadelphia Museum of Art.�
Travel Segment: Dennis Foy,  Lawrenceville Inn,  Lawrenceville
Special Guests: Dan Anderson, Sandi Pointe, Somers Point
Guest Host: Janice Gallagher, writer, teacher

Oct 31

Guest Chef: Joseph LaPorte, Executive Chef,  Tropicana, Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Jimmy Crippen,  Crippens Coutry Inn & Restaurant,  Blowing Rock,  North Carolina
Special Guests: John Ball, Laura’s Fudge Shops, Ocean City
Guest Host: Scott Macom, attorney, writer

Oct 24

Guest Chef: Bob Cobler,  Tropic Thunder Cafe,  Mays Landing
Travel Segment: Bob Jaus,  Hayes Seafood House,  Williamsville/Clarence,  New York
Special Guests: Winnie Anderson, management consultant
Guest Host: Al Schettig, Busch’s, Sea Isle City

Oct 17

Guest Chef: Regina O’Donnell,  Victoria on Main Bed & Breakfast,  Toms River
Travel Segment: David Burke,  Fromagerie,  Rumson
Special Guests: Donald Smith, chef; Pedro Morera, owner, Bistro Americana, Collingswood. Pauline Bennick, jazz vocalist. Bill Dennisen, jazz pianist
Guest Host: Carl Redding

Oct 10

Guest Chef: Stephen Moir,  Culinary Arts Instructor,  Middlesex County Vocational Technical Schools Perth Amboy Campus
Travel Segment: Lauren Dagon,  Chef Loryn’s Cafe,  Madison
Special Guests: Kostas Petris, owner, Wisdom Diner in Bordentown, and independent candidate for governor
Guest Host: Donna Albano, hospitality professor at Stockton College

Oct 3

Guest Chef: Kelli Campbell, South Jersey Java,  Voorhees
Travel Segment: Scott Snyder,   Boulevard Five 72,  Kenilworth, New Jersey
Special Guests: Peter Fishbach,  Gourmet Dining Services, Newark
Guest Host: Linda Maslako, The Abbott House Bed and Breakfast

Sept 26

Guest Chef:�
Travel Segment: Ed Engoron, Choclatique, Los Angeles
Special Guests: Bob Littleton, Larry’s II, Vineland
Guest Host: Howard Bacharach, Greater Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association�

Sept 19

Guest Chef:�
Travel Segment: Nick Siggelakis, Jim’s Burger Haven,  Hazlet, New Jersey
Special Guests: Stephen DiPietro, Stefano’s Seafood, California Grill; Fernando Messercola, Dock Road Crab Shack, Antoinetta’s, Cedar Run.
Guest Host: Rick Reynolds, Chowderfest, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

Sept 12

Guest Chef: Chris McCourt and Ray Polidoro,  Cam’s Clams, Cologne
Travel Segment: Shaun Garcia,  Soby’s New South Cuisine,  Greenville, South Carolina
Special Guests: Tom Hegyvari, Back Bay Crab House,  Stone Harbor
Guest Host: Al Schettig,   Busch’s, Sea Isle City

Sept 5

Guest Chef: Frank Lowe, Rio Station, Rio Grande
Travel Segment: Gary Pankow, Utah’s Cafe Diablo,  Torrey, Utah
Special Guests: Joe Campanale, Muscle Maker Grill,  Turnersville
Guest Host: Lancer, host, Franklinville Inn

August 29

Guest Chef: Steve Cozzi and Anthony Cozzi, Fuze Restaurant, Avalon
Travel Segment: Dave Hensleigh,  Authenic Copper Canyon,  Doylestown
Special Guests: Mario Duva, Primavera, Ocean City
Guest Host: Paulie Sandler, The Palm, Atlantic City

August 22

Guest Chef: Anthony and Donna Carbone,  Anthony’s Tasteful Experience,  Toms River
Travel Segment: Ann-Murphy Beaulieu,  The Shamus Restaurant, Lockport, NY
Special Guests: Joe Campanale, Muscle Maker Grill, Turnersville
Guest Host: Sandy LaMonaca, Luna, Wildwood

August 15

Guest Chef: Steven Klawitter, Capriccio Restaurant, Resorts
Travel Segment: Michael Blydenstein,  Emeril’s Chop House,  Sands Casino Resort,  Bethlehem
Special Guests: Chef John Kurapaywa and Egnazio Nat Casano, Spigola Restaurant,  Hamilton Township
Guest Host: Brian Cahill,  Resorts Casino, Atlantic City

August 8

Guest Chef: Matt Glass, North Side Catering, Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Ed Engoron, Choclatique, Los Angeles
Special Guests: Hope Klayman, The Entertainment Book, John Kurapatwa, Spigola, Hamilton Township
Guest Host: Mary Quinlan

August 1

Guest Chef: Darren Di Pietro,  Ocean City Cake Studio, Ocean City
Travel Segment: Ashley Morris,  CEO, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops,  newest in Rehobeth Beach and soon to be Cherry Hill
Special Guests: Neil Elsohn,  Gertrude’s, Ventnor
Guest Host: Marvin Castle, Postiloff Jewelers

July 25

Guest Chef: Jim Filip,  Doris & Ed’s,  Highlands
Travel Segment: Gary Pankow, Utah’s Cafe Diablo,  Torrey, Utah
Special Guests: Craig Laban, restaurant critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Guest Host: Donna Albano and Donna Vassallo, the Belladonnas

July 18

Guest Chef: Steve Bidgood, Salt Creek Grille, Rumson
Travel Segment: Joe Rosner, Kona Grill,  Woodbridge
Special Guests: Pete McCollum, Ed Daggers, Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield
Guest Host: Lorraine Ranalli, author, Gravy Wars

July 11

Guest Chef: Matthew Levine,  Restaurant Plan B, Asbury Park
Travel Segment: Courtney Rosa,  Wine Bar,  Atlantic Highlands
Special Guests: Rob Tyndal, Sora, Stone Harbor
Guest Host: Paulie Sandler, The Palm, Atlantic City

July 4

Guest Chef: Kimberly Czachorowski,  Kimberly’s Breakfast and Bagel, Northfield
Travel Segment: Jerry Villa,  Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren,  New Jersey
Special Guests: Bruce Schilder, Harbor Bizarre, Stone Harbor
Guest Host: Ed Swicher, retired attorney

June 27

Guest Chef: Robert Clarkson Jr., Home Chef,  Runnemede
Travel Segment: Phil Campanella, Liberty House, Jersey City
Special Guests: Tim McLoone,  McLoone’s Rum Runner
Guest Host: Janice Gallagher, writer, teacher

June 20

Guest Chef: Jim Weaver,  Tre Piani, Princeton
Travel Segment: Peter Karapanagiotis,  Prive’,  Old City Philadelphia
Special Guests: Joanne Bocchino,  Hot Pepper Jelly
Guest Host: Guest host marathon: Donna Albano and Donna Vassallo, the Belladonnas; Paulie Sandler, general manager, The Palm, Atlantic City

June 13

Guest Chef: Greg Unkle,  Pork’s BBQ,  Villas
Travel Segment: Chef Calvin Belknap, Director of Food & Beverage, Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire
Special Guests: Culinary Arts Instructor Zachary Kresge, representing the Job Corps Culinary Expo at Atlantic Cape Community College June 15 to June 19 and  Michelle Unkle,  Pork’s BBQ,  Villas
Guest Host: Michael Buchanan, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Atlantic City.

June 6

Guest Chef: Andrea Luca Rossi, Girasole,  Atlantic City and Philadelphia
Travel Segment: Thomas Turck,  The Phoenix, Located at Emerson Resort,  Mt. Tremper,  New York
Special Guests: Mark Bailey, Senior Vice President, Cigna Voluntary
Guest Host: Sunir J Garg, MD,  The Retina Service of  Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia and Assistant Professor of Opthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University

May 30

Guest Chef: Antonio Esposito,  Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery,  Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Laura Pickover,  Director, Food Enthusiast Program, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York
Special Guests: Bob Silzle, Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Guest Host: Jim Rutala and Bill McGinnity, Ocean City Restaurant Week

May 23

Guest Chef: Joe Massaglia, MaMia, Seville
Travel Segment: Joe Dash and Mark Mahoney,  Dash’s Markets, Kenmore, New York
Special Guests: Alfonso Davila, La Bonanza Foods
Guest Host: Hope Klayman, Entertainment Publications

May 16

Guest Chef: Tony Sanza, Trump Plaza, Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Matt Levine,  Plan B Restaurant,  Asbury Park
Special Guests: Bob Sickles,  Sickles Market, Little Silver, New Jersey
Guest Host: Tom Sidrane, architect

May 9

Guest Chef: Anthony O’Neil, Seasons 52, Cherry Hill
Travel Segment: Lawrence Marino, General Manager, McKenzie’s Steakhouse,�
Special Guests: Jose Martinez, Las Lomas, Hammonton
Guest Host: Shelley Henshaw, Suburban Organics, Cherry Hill;

May 2

Guest Chef: Thomas Hubbard,  Maggiano’s, Cherry Hill
Travel Segment: Claire Criscuolo,  Claire’s Corner Copia. New Haven , Connecticut
Special Guests: Michael Bray,  Passion Vines,  Somers Point
Guest Host: John and Lisa Howard – Fusco

April 25

Guest Chef: Erik Melon,  The Rail Bar & Grill, Buena
Travel Segment: Philip Thomason, Vintage Kitchen, Norfolk
Special Guests: Beth Malesich, Dream Cuisine, Cherry Hill.
Guest Host: David Goldstein

April 18

Guest Chef: John Durie, Casa Dori, Vineland
Travel Segment: Shannon Garrity , Red Wagon Goumet, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Special Guests: Paul Raymond, John Hoover, Ocean City Seafood, Ocean City
Guest Host: Frank Craig, Mayor of Weymouth Township

April 11

Guest Chef: Tasso Stasinopolus, Yiasou,  Pomona
Travel Segment: Blake Spalding and Jennifer Castle, Hell’s Backbone Grill,  Utah
Special Guests: Camillo Tortola,  Camillo’s Cafe,   Princeton
Guest Host: Leslie Dempkowski (not her birthday)

April 4

Guest Chef: Louis Ferretti,  The Steakhouse, Centerton
Travel Segment: James Clark, Four Diamond Resort, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach
Special Guests: Jay and Mary Anne Gorrick, Inn on the Park, Cape May
Guest Host: Jennifer Williams,  Manager of Development, Covenant House, Atlantic City

March 28

Guest Chef: Gregory Fusco,  Chef DeCuisine, Taj Mahal, Atlantic City
Travel Segment: Kevin Harron, Founder and CEO, Burtons Grill, Boston
Special Guests: Bill Quain, Jr. motivational speaker
Guest Host: Bill Quain, SR

March 21

Guest Chef: Carmine and Carlo DeThomasi, Five Points, Vineland
Travel Segment: Chef Chip Monte, Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, Long Island
Special Guests: Paige Desiere, Executive Director Vineland Chamber of Commerce and representing Dandelion & Beer Festival in Vineland  (March 28th) Tom Merighi, Savoy Inn, Vineland. Praveen Vig, Feather’s Cafe, Egg Harbor Township.�
Guest Host: Jean Muchanic, Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City

March 14

Guest Chef: Tom Dicicco, Auld Dubliner, Gloucester City
Travel Segment: Alison Barshak, Alison II, Ft. Washington
Special Guests: Mike Williams,  Certified Executive Chef and Gold Medal Winner, Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City; Michelle Neumeister, US Foodservice, Philadelphia Division.
Guest Host: Leslie Dempkowski (her birthday)

March 7

Guest Chef: Jeffrey Mangone, Mangone’s Trattoria, Manahawkin
Travel Segment:�
Special Guests: Frank Formica, Formica Bakery, Atlantic City
Guest Host: Jim Austin, Blueberry Factory, Hammonton

February 28

Guest Chef: Michael Buchanan, General Manager The Walk in Atlantic City, representing Ruth ‘s Chris Steakhouse and The First Atlantic City Restaurant Week  March 1-7. Lisa Polter, Casona Restaurant, Collingswood.
Travel Segment: Jermaine Smith (son of Henry Smith) Henry’s Soul Cafe, Oxon, Maryland
Special Guests: Mike Garofolo, Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company
Guest Host: Dr Howard Gross, Horizon Eye Care, Margate

February 21

Guest Chef: Lenny Strobel, Chef  Lenny’s Kitchen, Hammonton
Travel Segment: Arnold Kruck, Park Avenue Club, Florham Park
Special Guests: Christopher McDonald and Cynthia Nappa, Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck
Guest Host: Carmen Phillips

February 14

Guest Chef:�
Travel Segment: Denise Appel, Zinc Restaurant and Chow Restaurant, New Haven, Connecticut �
Special Guests: Bruce Henry, Christine’s Italian Bakery, Deptford  Shane Bargy, Exec Director South Jersey Boys & Girls Club
Guest Host: Shellee Milgram, Chairman of  Men R Cookin’ Boys and Girls Club Event Feb 26,  Atlantic City

February 7

Guest Chef: Bob Cotten,  Levins Seafood
Travel Segment: Susan Vandenberg, Gracie’s, Providence, Rhode Island
Special Guests: Christine Patton, Cafe Madison, Riverside.
Guest Host: Lenny Varvaro,  Payless Liquor, Atlantic City, Canals, Berlin

Jan 31

Guest Chef: Chris Albrecht,  Eno Terra Restaurant,  Kingston
Travel Segment: Todd Jacobs, Atlantica and Tierra Mar in the Hamptons
Special Guests: Syed Abbias, Nizams,  Egg Harbor Township
Guest Host: Lenny Strobel, Chef Lenny’s Kitchen, Hammonton

Jan 24

Guest Chef: Peter Nowakoski, Rats Restaurant, Trenton
Travel Segment: Alex Montiel, La Cocina del Sol and Brasserie Montiel & Coffee House, Virginia
Special Guests: Domenico Rizzo,  Domenico’s,  Ventnor
Guest Host: Janice Gallagher, writer, teacher

Jan 17

Guest Chef: Rodney and Nancy Blomdahl,  Rauhauser’s Candies, Ocean City
Travel Segment: G.Todd Jurich, Todd Jurich’s Bistro,  Norfolk, Virginia
Special Guests: Bob Clark, Bobby Chez Crab Cakes, Egg Harbor Township
Guest Host: Paulie Sandler, The Palm, Atlantic City

Jan 10

Guest Chef:  Brad and Jeff Cook,  Carolina Blue, The Telford Inn and The Riverview Inn, Pitman
Travel Segment: Brian Kingsford, Bacaro Restaurant, Providence, Rhode Island
Guest Host: Tom Sidrane, The Sidrane Group, architect
Special Guests: Joe Giordano,Frank Giordano and Ed Wilkins, Cousin Mario’s, Mays Landing

Jan 3

Guest Chef:

Travel Segment: Martin Phelps,  Medina Railroad Museum, Medina, New York
Guest Host: Gary Monterosso, author, broadcaster
Special Guests: Daniel Glass, age 14, Men ‘R Cookin’ contestant. Mark Haynie, author, Breweries of New Jersey

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