Podcast 008: Mr. Eat Right Chef Steven L Couch

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Steve Couch is the founder and Executive Chef of Mr. Eat Right: Personal Chef Services, which provides approachable, friendly meal preparation; and customized, seasonally-inspired dishes, designed to meet the needs of individuals and families seeking wholesome food, incredible and intimate dinner parties and events, cooking or mixology classes, or help with weight management. After losing nearly 100 pounds of excess weight, Chef Steve gained an excitement for sharing knowledge, helping people reach their health goals through great food, and cooking amazing meals for people to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.

A native of Detroit, MI, Chef Steve moved to in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after he earned his bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University, with a specialization in Connected Learning, to pursue an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and an endorsed certificate in Personal/Private Chef, at the Grand Rapids Community College: The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. 

His travels have taken him all over the world, and include research on genetically modified food in South Africa; a chef position at the historic St. Andrews Link’s Trust Golf Course in St. Andrews, Scotland; and various cooking positions within the United Kingdom and Michigan. Chef Steve is the resident culinary expert and regular contributor for “My West Michigan”, the most-watched lifestyle show on WZZM-ABC 13 in western Michigan; he was featured in an episode of Guy’s Grocery Games, an innovative, competitive cooking show on The Food Network; and he was recently interviewed and featured in the 2016 holiday issue of the Grand Rapids Magazine.

We got the chance to sit down with Steven recently while he was visiting Dallas. In this conversation we discuss his passion for healthy food and cooking. We also discuss growing up eating at the buffet on Sunday's with his family, weight watchers and his most recent venture of being a private marijuana chef. This is a fascinating conversation and we hope you enjoy it.

Find out more about Steven on his website mreatright.org or follow him on Facebook or Twitter by searching for Mr. Eat Right. 

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Podcast 007: Steven Rice - New York

I got a chance to catch up with Steven Rice this summer while he was in Dallas visiting from New York. Steven works in the field of beauty  as a Stylist and Makeup artist which allows him to  interact with the top celebrity and high society clients. Although Steven lives in New York, he is a native of Dallas and in this conversation we reflect on memories of Dallas in the 1990s versus Dallas in 2017. We also get to hear a about Stevens journey from Dallas to Los Angeles’s to New York and how he has become one of the most highly sought after stylists and makeup artist. 

To quote Steven... 

Beauty is all around us if we open our eyes to see it. It is that one thing that I find in all people.”  I chose this career as I saw a way to make people smile in simply carving out the beauty that lies within.  I take the approach of being the Voice Of Reason when it comes to all things hair, makeup, wedding dress, tuxedo or STYLE in general. 

Find more about Steven on StevenRice.com

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Podcast 006: Throwback bonus episode!

In celebrating the close of the first season of the Project In-vizible Podcast we wanted to share a conversation from 2013 which ended up being the catalyst for the project and the name Be-invizible. This conversation was based off observations that Skot made while traveling back and forth from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Dallas for work each month.  We discuss his observations of Dallas, comments about some of the local magazines, the diversity of the area and more. 

I hope you enjoy it and please leave us a comment below. 

Also, be on the lookout for season 2 of our podcast!

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Podcast 005: Featuring Joan Davidow of Site 131

Joan Davidow has a storied career in the art world which includes working for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Arlington Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary and serving as the art critic for KERA. Joan also has a permanent display of her own art at the University of Texas at Dallas.

In this podcast episode we sit down with Joan and have a great conversation about Site 131, her career in the art world and about some of the upcoming events at Site 131, including the first annual White Party. Listen to find out more! 

Site 131 is located at 131 Payne St, Dallas, TX 75207

Email: info@site131.com

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Podcast 004: Featuring Renwei Chung

Renwei  Chung attends SMU Dedman School of Law. He has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. His is passionate about writing, psychology, and economics. You can contact Renwei by email at projectrenwei@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter (@renweichung), or connect with him on LinkedIn. 

In this episode we talk with Renwei about an article he wrote that appeared in the Dallas Morning News titled I'm from here. Is that enough?   He also shares his thoughts on living in Dallas, diversity and inclusion, the 92% rule and Hip Hop. Listen to the podcast and let us know what you think. 

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Podcast 003: Dallas Native Son and Classical Pianist Joseph Guthrie returns home.

Joseph Guthrie is a musician who's first passion is classical piano but he also enjoys creating  and listening to electronic music. In this podcast we have a conversation with Joe at the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas to learn about his passion for music, his journey from a small town outside of Dallas, moving to Los Angeles and back to Dallas. 

Podcast 002: Featuring Photojournalist Elroy Johnson

Elroy Johnson is an aspiring photojournalist based in Dallas, TX. Hie is an educator and photographer that is passionate about telling stories of humanity. His work can be most easily seen on his Instagram account @ejohnsoniv

Podcast 001: Featuring Betsi Pendry

In this podcast, we have an amazing conversation with Betsi Pendry and other friends. Betsi works in the field of Youth Development and reflects on living in Dallas, TX for a little less than  2 years after 15 years in Johannesburg, South Africa where she led community democratization efforts.