Texas Food & Beverage as Eaten by Chet Garner The Day Tripper

Eating at a Meeting Podcast Episode 142

Eating his Away Across Texas

Smiling Texan Chet Garner of The Daytripper

Tracy first heard The Day Tripper Chet Garner speak in early 2022 at the Southwest Showcase and immediately fell in love with his love of Texas and how through his show he is sharing and teaching us all about the culture, community, people, history, and food of the Lone Star state.

As the creator, host, and executive producer of the 12-time Emmy-award-winning Texas travel show which airs on PBS stations across the country, Chet explores the HUGE state to show that it only takes a day to find new experiences and get a taste of something different.

Listen in as Tracy and Chet as they talk about Texas food and beverage and how it has influenced some of the experiences he has had daytripping it across the state he loves to call home.

Guest Introduction

Chet Garner is the creator, host, and executive producer of The Daytripper, a 12-time Emmy-award-winning Texas travel show airing on PBS stations across the country. He lives in Georgetown, Texas where he bases his show with his wife and five kids.

What do safe, inclusive & sustainable food and beverage experiences look like to you?
I’m a big fan of food diversity. So I eat everything. I want to see restaurants that make food that is authentic to their culture and background, but also to their region. So local meats and produce are important.

Do you have an example of a situation that negatively effected you and/or other individuals or groups’ food and beverage experience?
People often don’t realize how much better fresh food is for you. I’ve been to numerous places where the owners want to do it better, but the customers like the frozen options. So the owners yield to the customers and that’s fine. We just need to be better as consumers.

What is a best practice you use/or have seen to create safe, sustainable, and inclusive F&B experiences?
I love visiting restaurants with rotating menus based on local availability. I often can’t get the item that I’m looking for, but that’s OK. I often get something better.

What do you wish people knew about what you do?
I wish people knew that my job wasn’t just eating and swimming all day. Creating a television show takes an incredible amount of work. I love my job, but it isn’t just day tripping.

What is your favorite food and your favorite drink?
Texas BBQ.


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