What do entrepreneurship, organ meat, and George Clooney all have in common? If you’re stumped on this, I’m here to help you out! Would you believe that the common thread is my next guest?
James Barry is an Executive Chef to some of the largest celebrities in the world such as George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Barbra Streisand, Gerard Butler, and many more. He has had a seriously incredible career and his journey reads like an incredibly compelling memoir.
In our conversion together, we talk about limiting beliefs, the road less traveled, how to get skin in the game, and why all of these pieces are so relevant to our journeys as entrepreneurs. James shares how he made a shift in his career from being a chef to celebrities to creating a product that he really believes can revolutionize our health.
We had a truly fascinating conversation about James’ career evolution, how he created an innovative, first-of-its-kind product; how he found his true purpose and passion in life; and what it looks like to navigate this intersection of health and entrepreneurship.
[2:00] About today’s episode with James Barry.
[3:47] Welcoming James to the podcast!
[4:29] James’ background and journey of how he has gotten to where he is today with his business, Eat Pluck.
[12:48] James speaks more about his journey with regards to moving the needle in funding his schooling.
[15:18] James shares about the process of awakening to his purpose and discovering his passion in life.
[20:10] James speaks about what it was like to work for George Clooney.
[23:47] What Eat Pluck is all about and the solution that it provides.
[32:51] How (and where) to purchase Eat Pluck.
[33:54] Cooking organ meat 101.
[38:54] James Barry’s KPIs!
[48:04] Where to learn more about James and Eat Pluck.
[48:44] Thanking James for joining us in today’s episode!
[49:52] About our exciting lineup coming up!
Mentioned in This Episode:
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More About James Barry
James Barry began his sixteen-plus years in the culinary field as a private chef. His inauguration into restaurant-style cooking came later when he was the vegan/vegetarian chef on the Vans Warped Tour, which traveled to 50 North American cities in 60 days. Upon returning to Los Angeles, James continued to be a private chef and had the fortune of cooking for celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Mariska Hargitay, George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Barbra Streisand, and John Cusack. Not wanting to limit the audience of his healthy and tasty style of cooking, James started Wholesome2Go, a healthy, high-quality food delivery company that served under his leadership in the Los Angeles area for eight years.
Most recently, James launched my first functional food product, Pluck; an organ-based, all-purpose seasoning. This seasoning is the first of its kind and an amazingly easy and delicious way for people to get organ meats into their diet.
James also co-authored the recipes in Margaret Floyd’s book, Eat Naked, and co-authored the follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook. He also recently co-authored the recipes in Dr. Alejandro Junger’s book, Clean 7.
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Website: Eat Pluck — 10% off first purchase with PLUCK10 discount code!
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