This episode was so much fun to record as we were able to catch up with an old friend, Chef Ric Orlando who lives in the Hudson Valley. We dart all over the place talking about his passion of making people happy and entertaining them with his food and fun personality. He closed his restaurant after 25 years, New World Bistro Bar in Woodstock, NY in 2018, but continued to concentrate on the ‘Urban” Albany NWBB until recently. It has been very important for Ric to be connected with his community and has supported them over the years with fundraisers and events. Just because he doesn’t work in a restaurant every day, Ric has not slowed at all – he continues with his cooking classes, podcasts, culinary travel, monthly pop-ups and he even launched his Flavor Maker Spice line. I look forward to all of the creative things that are around his corner! Sink into this one! Full of great perspective and Ric’s history. We never did get a chance to hear him play his guitar though!


Learn more about Ric on and on Facebook at @ricthechef and on Instagram @chefricorlando