CHEF-TALK: Mac, Kim Holmes & Nate Sheppard of the Blue Moose Restaurant

The Blue Moose
East Grand Forks, MN

Nate Sheppard, part-owner and Head Chef at the Blue Moose Restaurant in East Grand Forks, MN joins Kim Holmes and Mac to talk about restaurant ownership, menu choices and what makes a great steak.

A Grand Forks native, a former employee of Kim’s and a performer in the original cast of SPA’s “Keep the Faith” play in 1997, Nate is the quintessential Grand Forks guy who’s made good and a great interview.  You’ll enjoy the discussion.

BECOME A GRILL MASTER: Kim Holmes Tells You EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Kim Holmes
Head Chef
MacTalk Cafeteria

The ALL MARINE RADIO Chef, Kim Holmes, gives you the BEST advice you’ll ever need about grilling.  If you’ve always wanted to be a GREAT griller then is advice you need

THE PREP:  meat selection, bringing meat to room temperature, oiling and seasoning.

Setting up your grill:  both direct heat and indirect heat will be required for the PERFECT steak.

Searing:  why it’s important to sear and how you do it.  How to cook the exterior of the steak to perfection and this won’t take long!  Once seared, we move the steak to “indirect heat” (no flame underneath) for the duration of it’s time on the grill.

Using a Meat Thermometer:  ESSENTIAL to the process!  With a BLUETOOTH digital meat thermometer and the associated app on your cellphone, all you do is select the meat (or poultry, fish etc) and the desired endstate (rare, medium rare etc) and you’re done.  Your phone gets warnings and monitors the internal temperature of the steak!  It’s a think of beauty.

Listen to the full interview in order and NEVER mess up grilling again.

Bon appetite!

Chef Roundtable: KIM HOLMES & JOE HANSON

Joe Hanson
Head Chef
Sky’s Restaurant
Kim Holmes
Head Chef
MacTalk Cafe










The former owner of Sanders 1907, Kim Holmes and the Head Chef and owner/partner of Sky’s Restaurant Joe Hanson join MacTalk to have a great discussion about ITALIAN FOOD.   Favorite dishes to eat… Favorite dishes to make… Favorite Italian meats… Marinara secrets… GREAT STUFF is your love food!