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To Dine for with Kate Sullivan Previous Broadcasts

Jessica Alba, Actress and Founder of The Honest Company (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 12:30 AM

Jessica Alba had already become a successful Hollywood actress when she decided to start her own business. She never dreamed it would be so tough to begin. Even though she received many rejections and faced much disbelief in her ability, she persevered. Now her eco-conscious baby products company, The Honest Company is valued at more than a Billion dollars. Jessica takes us to her favorite West Hollywood restaurant, Night + Market to dine on the hottest new Thai restaurant and tell us more about her commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable, and recognizable ingredients and why this company is just the beginning.

Jose Andres, Chef and Philanthropist (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 12:30 AM

Spanish born chef Jose Andres achieved the American dream by creating a restaurant empire that stretches across the country and the globe. Recently though, Jose's efforts have been focused on philanthropy and outreach. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose and his team landed and immediately started cooking. In a short amount of time, they had fed a million people. Inspired by the flavors of his youth, Jose takes us back to where it all began for him. We dine at Bodega 1900 in Barcelona to talk about the simple flavors of Spanish tapas that sparked a love and passion for cooking and the roots of great hospitality.

Jim McIngvale, Philanthropist, Gallery Furniture (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 12:30 AM

When Jim started his mattress business in Houston, Texas he had just $5,000 and a pickup truck. Now, he has amassed a furniture empire through his "wacky ads" and gregarious personality. It was, however, a single act of kindness that thrust him into the international spotlight. During Hurricane Harvey, he opened the doors of all of his stores to displaced residents, earning him local adoration and international cheers. We go with Jim to his favorite Mexican restaurant, Lopez Family restaurant, to eat fajitas and hear the story of how any local businessman can make a tremendous social impact.

Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, Samasource (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 12:30 AM

She has been named Forbes "30 under 30", Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" and Fortune Magazine's "Most Promising Entrepreneurs". Leila Janah started a non-profit with $14,000 she won in a business plan competition. Her goal was to reduce global poverty by putting people into jobs where they could earn a living wage. Her company Samasource does just that. Leila takes us to her favorite San Francisco spot, the Samovar Tea House, to eat local, sustainable and socially conscious food and share why this food is the fuel she needs to continue her mission of ending world poverty.

Jason Mayden, Designer, Nike (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 12:30 AM

When Jason Mayden grew up on the South Side of Chicago, he dreamed of being like Michael Jordan. Instead, he went on to design shoes for him. His Nike Air Monarch became the highest grossing shoe of all time. Jason takes us to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell us why this Chicago comfort food staple is also symbolic of why he loves this city and how it fueled his imagination and dreams. Jason's neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in the city yet he believes the perceived negative aspects became strategic advantages for him in business and life.

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