Asados, Malbec and New Friends

"Average food with people you love is a lot better than Kobe beef with an asshole." – Penn Jillette I heard this quote on a goofy show back in August of 2005 and it's stuck with me since. It reminds me that regardless of how much effort a chef or cook puts into a meal, it will never trump the diner sharing that meal surrounded by people they love. And in turn, expecting a restaurant to make your day filled with assholes any better will leave you severely disappointed. I have been reminded of this again and again over the last week as I've met [...]

January 10th, 2018|Remote Year|

New year, new adventures!

The day has arrived! For the next 12 plus months I’ll live the life of a nomad... First, a look at the numbers- Roughly 30 days in each of 12 cities 8 countries spread across 4 continents will become my “home” I’ll eat out for an estimated 750 meals in around 15 different countries I’ll fly around 38,000 miles and spend almost 72 hours in airplanes, buses and ferries Whoa! I’ve sold and donated everything I can live without, and kept a minimal amount in storage. Two backpacks hold my material necessities, and my mind is open and ready to take in the world. The [...]

December 29th, 2017|Remote Year|

CHEF CLINT JOLLY TRAVELS TO WORLD FORUM OF MEXICAN GASTRONOMY

Chef Jolly’s commitment to excellence in Mexican cuisine recognized internationally RENO, Nev. – Chef Clint Jolly is in Mexico today to participate at this weekend’s V Foro Mundial de la Gastronomia Mexicana (Fifth World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy) at the National Center of the Arts in Mexico City. Jolly is one of just a few culinary industry experts from the United States invited to the event. The World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy brings together a coalition of farmers, food industry professionals, traditional cooks, chefs, kitchen professionals, students, academics and specialists on multiple topics related to Mexican cuisine, nutrition, trade and culinary tourism. The Forum is [...]

October 5th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly, News|

CATERERS MERGE TO FORM LEADING EVENT AND CATERING BUSINESS

Blend Catering and Great Thyme Catering Are Now One RENO, Nev. — What does it look like when a CHOPPED champion and two Culinary Institute of America chefs join forces? It looks like Blend Catering, and it looks delicious. Chefs Josh and Whitney Deri of Blend Catering in Reno, along with chef Clint Jolly of Great Thyme Catering, also in Reno, jointly announced the merger today of the two catering companies under the name Blend Catering to form one of the region’s largest wedding and event catering companies. The combination of business expands the company’s capacity to service the Reno-Tahoe, Sierra Nevada and wine country [...]

July 6th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly, News|

CHEF CLINT JOLLY INVITED TO THE WORLD FORUM OF MEXICAN GASTRONOMY

Chef Jolly’s commitment to excellence in Mexican cuisine recognized internationally RENO, Nev. – Chef Clint Jolly’s commitment to the intricacies of Mexican cuisine are now recognized world-wide as he has been invited to participate in the World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy from Oct. 6 through 8, 2017 in Mexico City. The Food Network Chopped: Restaurant Impossible champion has been selected as a representative of an important class of chefs who’s work promotes Mexican cuisine in other countries while maintaining a respect and understanding of the cuisine’s origins and its trajectory on the world stage. “I’m honored to have been chosen as a contributing chef in [...]

June 28th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly, News|

RENO CHEF CLINT JOLLY TEAMS WITH FAMILY FARM RANCHO LLANO SECO

Chico Family Ranch Teams With Chopped Champion to Raise Awareness RENO, Nev. – Chef Clint Jolly is pleased to announce his marketing partnership with Rancho Llano Seco, a family farm in Chico, California. Jolly will be working with the farm to increase their awareness in the chef community while featuring Rancho Llano Seco pork products at his various events. The Rancho has been farming and ranching in Northern California since 1860 and is one of the last Mexican land grant properties that remains intact. Rancho Llano Seco is known for balancing agriculture, live stock husbandry and conservation. “Knowing where the food I cook with comes [...]

May 4th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly, News|
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