Chef Life Radio

Chef Life Radio is dedicated to inspiring professional chefs working towards a more equitable and sustainable culinary culture.

I'm your host, Adam Lamb, and over my 30-year career as a chef and hospitality professional, I have coached and mentored thousands of culinarians who've gone on to lead lives of contribution, community, and authentic leadership. Let me be your guide on this journey together, looking for solutions and perspectives to some of the biggest issues impacting the hospitality industry, our lives, and our careers today.

In each episode, you'll hear stories from chefs leading the way, making courageous changes in their leadership and relational styles for stronger organizations and communities. I'll also be talking to leaders in the fields of transformational leadership, community building, emotional and operational intelligence, equitable relationships, health, and mental wellness to pass along to you the skills, tips, and tricks that will assist you on the journey towards a more enjoyable career, a more fulfilling life, more happiness, and a lot less stress. Oui Chef?

Recent Episodes

Chef Life Radio Season 2

June 19, 2021

Chef Life Radio in Season 2 is going to take a quick look back at the last year in order to chart o…

Kitchen Wisdom Elder Wisdom

Chef Paul Sorgule

May 4, 2021

Paul Sorgule is a seasoned food service professional with decades of experience as a chef, restaura…

Best Practices Product Knowledge

Standing for the Family Rancher with Kari Underly

May 4, 2021

Speaking of badass, we got to sit down with Master Butcher & Educator Kari Underly of Range Partner…


Shawn Wenner on Why Entrepreneurship Matters

May 4, 2021

1.) “Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing and wherever we are going, we owe it to ourselves, to …

Holiday Hell

Oh My, Holiday 2016

May 4, 2021

The last table is served, the station is broken down – everything’s labeled and put away; inventory…

Elder Wisdom Product Knowledge Leadership Biodiversity

Biodynamic Living with Joel Salatin

May 4, 2021

In this episode, we talk to Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and if the name is new to you, well lemm…

Recent Blog Posts

Heritage Breeds – How & Why to Use Them

If you’ve heard names such as Gloucestershire Old Spots, Barred Plymouth Rock, or Randall Blue Lineback, you might think that they are township…

What Can a Farmer Teach a Chef?

The Conundrum I was working at a large resort a few years ago, killing the prep list for our New Year’s celebration. Running up to the last severa…

The Gorilla in the Kitchen

Why Addiction is Everyone’s Problem Caution: the following contains frank, raw and vulnerable language. If you’d rather keep your head in th…