Chef Life Radio

For Chefs Who Want to Enjoy Their Career Without Sacrificing Their Life.

Recent Episodes

211: On The Dock with Tarren Camm

Oct. 3, 2022

Do you feel like you're stuck in a rut at work? Tired of taking ineffective actions that don't seem to lead to any positive change in your industry? If so, this episode is for you! Learn from Tarren Cramm so that you can get…

210: Tarren Camm - A Chef on a Mission to Serve Other Chefs

Oct. 1, 2022

Does this sound familiar? You've been told to smile more, be more positive, and just act like you're happy to be there, even when you're not. But you're not seeing any positive change in your industry. You're still stuck in …

209: On The Dock with Deidra McGuiness-Ciolko

Sept. 8, 2022

Deidra McGuiness-Ciolko is a restauranteur and professor who moved to Costa Rica and started her own restaurant, Gordika's FreshMex. She talks about her journey from Boston to the Caribbean and her experience during the pand…

Programming Note to Our Loyal Listeners

Sept. 7, 2022

A quick programming note; over the last several months, we've added two new shows to the Realignment Media podcast network. They've been such a hit with our listeners that we've decided to give them their very own slot. You …

208: The Three Rs of Restaurant Success: A Conversation with Deidra McGuiness-Ciolko

Sept. 7, 2022

When the restauranteur Deidra McGuiness-Ciolko opens her business with just $7 left, she must find a way to turn things around quickly or risk losing everything. "I just figured, we're going to make it, it's going to be fine…

05: Turning the Table - Turning the Table

Sept. 1, 2022

Join guest Alison Anne, hospitality leadership coach, and mentor, as she joins Jim Taylor and me, Adam Lamb for our weekly #lunchboxlivestream on "Turning the Table". We’ll be turning the table on hospitality leadership, and…

Recent Blog Posts

Chef Life Radio - Chef James Shirley

In this week's episode of Chef Life Radio, we're talking to James Shirley about his journey from the streets of Chicago to the shores of Hawaii.

3 Steps to Prevent Culinary Career Suicide

Thinking About Leaving Your Kitchen? 3 Steps to Prevent Culinary Career Suicide “Chef, I’ve been offered a new position at a very prestigiou…

4 Things Every Chef Should Do When Inherting a Crew

This year may very well be a pivotal year for your culinary career. The U.S. Department of Labor still paints a rosy picture for chefs and food service …

About the Host

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Adam Lamb

Producer & Host

I'm your host, Adam Lamb, and over my 30-year career as a chef and hospitality professional, I have had some amazing and fulfilling experiences.

I have also made some monumental mistakes. Even at the height of my culinary success, I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy and pissed off at almost everyone, almost all the time.

Somewhere along my journey, I forgot why I became a culinarian.

But if my mess is my message, then know that - no matter where you find yourself right now - you too can become the best version of yourself, regardless of the story you tell yourself.

I am committed to assisting you to remember why you fell in love with this craft and fraternity in the first place, just like I did.

You'll learn some valuable insights and perspectives that will support your self-awareness, self-mastery, and, believe it or not, your own self-love and self-respect.

In 'The New Kitchen Culture', you have a part to play. We can't do it without you.

Oui Chef?

You can reach out to me directly by emailing me at or call
(828) 688-0080