Chef Life Radio

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

Recent Episodes

213: On the Dock with Chef Jeremy Leinen | The Struggle

Oct. 11, 2022

Chef Jeremy Leinen is the Executive Chef of Dunwoody Country Club outside of Atlanta. "I keep hearing people blame the unemployment and all that stuff for why people aren't returning to work. Obviously, this industry has a l…

212: Chef Jeremy Leinen: Overcoming Business Challenges in the Hospitality Industry

Oct. 11, 2022

As the Executive Chef at Park Ridge Country Club in Chicago, Jeremy Leinin must grapple with the squandered human capital of the industry and a lack of skilled workers amid a pandemic crisis. In this episode, you will learn …

110: Building Highly Effective Hospitality Teams - Turning the Table

Oct. 6, 2022

Corporate Chef Ryan Dodge and Restauranteur Doug Newhook join Jim Taylor of Benchmark Sixty and Adam Lamb of Realignment Hospitality to discuss building highly effective restaurant teams and balancing the equation of motivat…

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…

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 …