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Trendy Chef and Battered Up: Inside the Empire of Steven Moore

In the realm of culinary arts, innovation and creativity are paramount. But what happens when you combine traditional gourmet techniques with a modern twist? Enter Trendy Chef, the culinary genius who's redefining the boundaries of gourmet cuisine. I recently had the pleasure of tuning into episode 6 of the "Inside The Empire Podcast," where the host delved deep into the world of Trendy Chef, also known as Steven Moore. Here's a glimpse into their enlightening conversation.


Graphic of Trendy Chef talking about his journey

A Humble Beginning

Hailing from Moreno Valley, Trendy Chef's journey into the culinary world was anything but ordinary. Unlike many chefs who boast of a lineage of culinary experts or childhood memories filled with kitchen escapades, Trendy Chef's introduction to cooking was rather unconventional. An infomercial about a culinary school that he chanced upon late at night was his calling.


Without any prior experience or even basic culinary skills (he admitted to not knowing how to crack an egg!), he took a leap of faith and enrolled himself. "I didn't grow up cooking. I didn't have my grandmother in the kitchen. I knew nothing," he candidly shared.

The Art of Deep Frying

Trendy Chef's claim to fame is his unique approach to deep frying. From watermelons to entire burgers, and even water, there's nothing he hasn't tried to deep fry. His viral deep-frying videos have garnered him immense popularity, especially his iconic deep-fried water, which continues to make waves on platforms like TikTok. "Deep frying looks easy, but it's not as simple as it seems. It takes skill," he emphasized.

From Culinary School to Stardom

Despite his initial lack of knowledge, Trendy Chef's passion and dedication saw him rise through the ranks. His mentors at culinary school, who were initially skeptical about his prospects, soon recognized his potential. His stint at the culinary school not only honed his skills but also introduced him to his mentor, Chef Fresh, a renowned White House Chef. Under his guidance, Trendy Chef mastered the art of gourmet cooking, eventually making a name for himself in the culinary world.

Battered Up: A Culinary Revolution

One of the highlights of the podcast was the discussion around "Battered Up," Trendy Chef's latest venture. Located in the Temecula Mall, Battered Up is a testament to Trendy Chef's innovative approach to food. From 24-karat gold shrimp to Wagyu tomahawk, the menu is a blend of luxury and comfort food. "You can turn a 20-cent pack of ramen into a $200 bowl of ramen," he quipped, emphasizing his ability to elevate even the most basic dishes.

A Peek into the Future

As the podcast neared its conclusion, Trendy Chef gave listeners a glimpse into his future plans. With new locations for "Battered Up" on the horizon and a constant desire to innovate, the future looks promising for this culinary maestro.

In Conclusion

Trendy Chef's story is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and the willingness to think outside the box. His journey from a novice in culinary school to a celebrated chef is truly inspiring. Whether you're a food enthusiast or someone looking for motivation, Trendy Chef's story serves as a reminder that with the right attitude and a dash of creativity, the sky's the limit.

For those eager to experience Trendy Chef's culinary magic, make sure to visit "Battered Up" and indulge in a gastronomic adventure like no other. For more insights and inspiring stories, tune into the Inside The Empire Podcast.


Bon appétit! 🍴



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