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Episode No. 32: Experience We-Ha Podcast with KC Ward – Flora and Rooster Co.

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In this episode of the Experience We-Ha podcast, Jeff and Ryan chat with KC Ward, chef and owner of the vegan-based restaurant Flora in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, as well as Rooster Co. in Newington. KC brings us through his journey of finding his roots for becoming a chef, his successes and failures along the way, and how his passion for local, sustainable food sources are the inspiration behind his menus.

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Episode Chapters:

0:00 – Intro 

1:10 – Who is KC Ward

7:20 – The rock climber

10:10 – The chef’s journey

13:30 – Pizza and cutting teeth at Bricco

15:20 – “GET YOUR HOTDOGS!!!”

17:00 – Spreading your wings

19:10 – Breakfast time

21:15 – Trusting your palate and hard work

25:50 – Plan A or Plan b? – An experiment in crafting burgers

34:45 – Farm to table … It makes a difference

40:15 – Enter Rooster Co.

42:00 – Enter Flora – Sustaining the environment and sourcing local

49:30 – Building a vegan-based menu

58:34 – KC’s favorite Flora dish

1:00:25 – KC’s favorite We-Ha dish

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