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Maribel Hernandez and Julie Hosler are the Specialty Produce Divas! The Diva’s play host to San Diego’s top chefs; digging for information on upcoming events, their favorite spots to eat and drink, and of course a little gossip. Listen in regularly to stay up-to-date on specials and events, and to get a little bit more friendly with all your favorite local chefs.




32: I'm Not A Rookie - I've Been Around

Two-time winner of "Chef of the Fest", Mark Kropczynski, Executive Chef at the US Grant Hotel, has been in the industry since age 15. In the last 40 years, he's been reinventing himself while keeping things simple, yet elegant.

31: Here's To Strong Women!

Master chef, Claudia Sandoval, Christine Rivera and Lety McKenzie talk about their charity event at Machete Beer House in honor of women's history month!
Listen up for a chance to win tickets ($150 value) to this event!

Episode 30 - Living The California Dream!

Alabama chef, Logan Kendall, finds inspiration to thrive in the competitive San Diego food scene!

Episode 29- Surfing is My Passion, Pizza is My Business

San Diego native and owner of Wheat & Water, Ted, shares his vision of a "California Coastal" pizza place for locals. #justcause

Episode 28 - We Be Clubbin!

San Diego native, Chef Matt Moyer of the La Jolla Country Club has been cheffin' it up for 16 years at the club! There is no place like home!

Episode 27 - Out Of The Palace And Into The Diva Lounge!

Andrea Davis of Andrea's Truffles talks all things chocolate!

Episode 26 - Mexico Relief Fund

This is a special edition of The Diva Lounge; Chef Aaron Obregon chats with the Divas about the recent September 19th earthquake in Mexico. The team discusses how they got together to request help from the community in support of the Mexico Relief Fund. To view the video that goes along with this production, visit the Specialty Produce FaceBook page at

Episode 25 - Leap With Us!

Coffee enthusiasts, PJ Ortega and David Alfaro share their passion for coffee. The roastery and coffee in Carlsbad brings on experience like no other!

Episode 24 - Tacoteur Brings The Mezcal!

Business man, husband and father Eric Adler shares his love for tacos and Mexican heritage.

Episode 23 - Don't Call It Mole!

Chef Claudette talks about Mexican Regional Cuisine and El Jardin, which is set to open in 2018!

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Specialty Produce is a family owned and operated food service and retail fresh produce supplier located in San Diego, CA. A premium provider for more than thirty years, Specialty Produce continues to be a leader in service, product quality and technology.
The Specialty Produce team includes more than one hundred enthusiastic and dedicated employees.


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