This episode introduces Jason Hendrick to the pints&pairings podcast audience.
I am really excited to introduce you to Jason Hendrick, my co-host for the brand-spanking new pints&pairings podcast/video-cast series. We will be exploring each recognized BJCP category (the history, anecdotes, etc.), but we will also be describing flavor components and giving you some great food pairing suggestions for each style category.
I met Jason in early 2012 while appearing on Tom & Sandy’s 805 morning show, Saturday mornings on KVTA 1590AM. I immediately knew I had found a kindred spirit. Here was another guy, who gave up a certain paycheck to write about something he loved. We have been friends since and now we are co-hosts!
Jason has one of the best palates I know, but more importantly to you (and to me for that matter) he is able to explain, with practical as well as poetic descriptors, flavors in a way that anyone can understand.
Without further adieu, here is Jason, The Hungry Man.
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Jason Hendrick is a Californian with Midwestern roots, where meal portions were hearty. Through his college education in Hospitality Management from Purdue University, internships in private club dining rooms and extensive travel during a career with a hospitality software company in Southern California, he developed an improved palette and an appreciation for great cuisine.
In August of 2011 he launched the blog Everybody's Hungry. The blog started as an outlet for sharing his passion for food and tracking monthly dining expenses, donating 10% of each bill to FOOD Share of Ventura County.
Jason recalls, “One day my wife said, ‘you should write about your love of food. You're always sharing your foods and getting people to try new things. You should write about it, you're always so hungry.’ My response? ‘Yeah, but everybody's hungry.’ At that moment the light bulb went on and the name stuck.”
As the writing and donations continued, so did the community involvement, and Everybody’s Hungry grew. June of 2012 marked the first organized community event, an owner-guided tour of the California Mushroom Farm, where attendees provided food donations as admission.
Jason left the corporate world in October to focus on Everybody’s Hungry full-time. It has grown into a food-focused educational and fundraising organization benefitting the local food banks through various activities like agricultural tours, volunteering and classes, such as the First Cut series with The Ventura Meat Company. Every activity focuses on three goals: sharing a passion for food, educating about food and raising awareness for the hungry in our communities.
Jason is also a member of the Food Forward: Ventura County advisory board and spreads his passion about food and awareness as “The Hungry Man” on Tom & Sandy’s 805 morning show, Saturday mornings on KVTA 1590AM.