Chef Life Radio

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

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…

Elder Wisdom Product Knowledge Leadership Biodiversity

Biodynamic Living with Joel Salatin

May 4, 2021

We meet Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. This podcast uses the following third-party services for an…

Best Practices Product Knowledge

Master Butcher Kari Underly

May 4, 2021

We visit Master Butcher Katri Underly and find out, even in Chicago, why family farms and ranches a…


Shawn Wenner on Entrepreneurship

May 4, 2021

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

Holiday Hell

HolidayHell 2016

May 4, 2021

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

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…

About the Host

Adam Lamb

Producer & Host

Adam M Lamb is a speaker, author, coach, and consultant to the hospitality industry as an expert in mental health and wellness, addiction, organizational culture, and mentorship. “The Quantum Chef”, Adam has been a professional chef for over thirty years and is also the producer and host of the podcast Chef Life Radio, dedicated to inspiring professional chefs working towards a more equitable and sustainable culinary culture.
Adam's published works include: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, Profanity & Its Proper Use, and An Initiated Man, Finally. His newest book, Circle Jerk – Lessons of Manhood My Father Never Taught Me, is due in summer 2022. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, In the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he produces a line of Pepper Sauces and makes goat cheese in his spare time.

You can learn more by emailing him at or calling 828-515-1020