Line Cook Thoughts

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On this episode I chat with food critic Hanna Raskin. Hanna Raskin is the editor and publisher of The Food Section, a newsletter covering food and drink in the American South. She previously served as food editor and chief critic for The Post a
On this episode I chat with Hanalei Souza (aka @ladylinecook). She is the face behind the memes and silly videos that give a glimpse into kitchen life. She is also the author of the memoir, "Nice Work, Boys!" which is about her time working and
On this episode I chat with Ashten Garrett. Ashten is a Senior Culinary Arts Manager at Marriott International. He is the ACF Young Chefs Club National President and a WACS Young Chefs Ambassador. He has also been seen on Guy's Grocery Games an
On this episode I respond to the question I have gotten most often over the past few months: Any advice? As we manage this new world I have gone on my own journey of learning and navigate through the industry. Although I am still within the fir
On this episode I chat with Chef Iain Jones, Pastry Chef of the 3 Michelin Star Restaurant The Inn at Little Washington. We talk about his career, maintaining a high level performance at the restaurant, managing teams in a way that offers a lif
On this episode I talk about the idea of making mistakes in the food industry. In an industry so fast paced the opportunity to make mistakes is extremely high. We are also taught that any mistake made is a dire event. I shared a post recently s
On this episode I take the time to just sit back with my friend Kole and discuss long held food opinions. A podcast literally about the most random food topics such as Hot Pockets, Ranch Dressing, Taylor Ham/Pork Roll and more. After the last f
On this episode of the podcast I take a step back from food interviews and topics and spend some time sharing about the idea of self doubt and how many in my community have shared about it in the past few months. The pandemic shook up a lot of
In this episode I chat with Chef Selina Progar of Gluten Free Goat Bakery out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We talk about the creative process of being a pastry chef. We then get into the challenges of gluten free baking, common misconceptions a
In this episode, friend of the show Katy Osuna is back! We start out by talking about our time in restaurants and the overwhelming grip status had on us early on. We then discuss why we get into this trap of status and Katy also shares how syst
On this episode I chat with Chef Elyssa Kaplan. She works for World Central Kitchen on the Chef Relief Lead Operations Team. In the show she shares stories from her own career and a very powerful story of well being and self care. We then get i
On this episode I chat with Corporate Executive Chef of Unilever North America, Einav Gefen. We discuss the organization she has helped build through her work, Fair Kitchens. Fair Kitchens focuses on standing together as an industry and progres
On this episode I chat with Ryan Peters. Ryan was on the show back on Episode 13! Since then he has grown to be one of the largest pasta food media influencers on Tik Tok. He has grown so much that it is now his main job and priority, as he con
On this episode I share about the creative rut I have been in the past few weeks. I was in a space of feeling dread to work on anything the last two weeks and I take time to share why in hopes that if others feel this way they can relate. I als
This episode is a re-upload of an earlier episode recorded and published in 2019. It is an interview with Chef Brian Kaywork, a Chef Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America. Chef Kaywork passed away this past week and myself and many mo
On this episode I go in depth into some of the major issues causing the shortage of cooks. In this episode I get personal and go in depth on why I left restaurants due this issue. I then spend time sharing some data and anecdotal stories of the
On this episode I chat with the creator of Family Meal newsletter, Andrew Genung. Andrew is the creator of Family Meal newsletter, a twice-weekly news roundup for and about the restaurant industry. His work has been cited in the Washington Post
On this episode I chat with Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden. We talk about his family farm and the work to grow for those within the food industry. We also talk about underrated vegetables, his current work on growing for Chef's, and even
On this episode I chat with the crew from Black Box Bakery. Black Box Bakery is a wholesale and online retail bakery, dedicated to bringing unique laminated pastries to the city of Denver. Accompanied by a whimsical space theme, Black Box Baker
On this episode I chat about certain issues that people in restaurants are facing right now. I begin by sharing the issue that restaurant operators are facing with a lack of a labor pool to hire from. This doubled with restrictions on dining th
In this episode I share some lessons I learned in regards to being passionate about your work. I also share the idea of work/life balance, and reflect on how absurd it can be to think someone is not as good of a cook for wanting balance outside
On this episode I chat with Chef Sebastien Salomon. We talk about the impact his mother and grandmother had on him as a Chef. We also talk about his goal to be the first Haitian 3 Michelin Starred Chef, his time working at the White House, and
On this episode I chat with Edna. Edna is a financial planner, formerly a cook, and runs an agency helping people with their personal finances. She shares why she joined the food industry and how the pandemic gave her a passion to transition in
On this episode I talk about the idea of creativity, and how applying your passion for plating with the same intensity in areas such as food business can be career changing. I then share why you need to be on Clubhouse if you are a food industr
On this episode I chat with Lamees Attar-Bashi. Lamees AttarBashi is an MBA Engineer turned Tv chef & personality, An international culinary enthusiast with a focus on representing Middle Eastern cuisine in a very fun and approachable way, debu
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