Dan Procopio

Episode 40: Dan Procopio

EP 40 with Dan Procopio from August 3, 2023

Being an avid foodie from the Boston area, Dan Procopio always had a passion for cooking. He’s self-taught, learning through watching videos, reading blogs, and following tips from the master chefs of the internet. It was not long after starting this cooking journey that he took an interest in BBQing and was determined to perfect the BBQ taste that is not as common in the Northeast. With this challenge came the creation of his own line of signature rubs and spices, Open Fire. Dan eventually expanded his culinary knowledge to include cooking cuisines from different countries. His menu has no limits, and he prides himself on creating dishes from around the world. Dan’s favorite tip to someone that’s new to cooking: just do it! With a little guidance and practice, you will get good at it. Nothing is better than being able to whip up any dish that you crave, while making it taste better than any restaurant.

Dan’s blog is called “Stove Oven Grill” because he’s constantly developing recipes using various cooking techniques. Whether on the stove, in the oven, or on the grill, something is always cooking in his home! Dan’s kitchen is always open, so pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and follow along as he cooks, eats, and drinks his way around the world.

During this episode, we chat about:

  • Dan’s previous career in finance
  • How he found the inspiration to pursue his passion in cooking
  • The recipes he posts each week
  • His process for developing the rubs and spices
  • How he got involved in farmers markets
  • His advice for people looking to leave their 9-5 and pursue entrepreneurship full-time
  • How people can get started with building a product business
  • How he juggles work time and family time
  • His method for balancing two businesses

And more. Tune in as we talk about all things cooking and entrepreneurship.

Access the full transcript here.

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