Chef Life Radio

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

Recent Episodes

Less Chef Stress Mental Health Leadership

On The Dock with Chef Maria Campbell

Sept. 17, 2021

On The Back Dock with Chef Maria Campbell 00:29 - Welcome to On the Dock with Maria Campbell 01:10 - How bad did it get during COVID? 05:28 - How are you actively engaged in self-care? 09:45 - What are you looking forward to…

Less Chef Stress Mental Health Wellness Leadership

Stress? What Stress? Chef Maria Campbell

Sept. 17, 2021

Chef Life Radio S2 – E2: Stress – What Stress? Chef Maria Campbell Show notes Maria Campbell is a chef and co-founder of Cooks Who Care, a Philly-based organization that supports the well-being of people working in all facet…

The Great Reset

July 24, 2021

The Great Reset Episode #1 -Season 2 | 2021 Image courtesy of Rachel Elizabeth O'Shea Introduction Welcome Back Questions Station Identification The Chef Life Crew Tim Ferris FB Post Chef James Shirley FB Message from Katy T…


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 our course forward. We'll take a moment to tip the toque to those who didn't make it to the other side with us. AND, we'll foc…

Elder Wisdom Product Knowledge Leadership Biodiversity

Biodynamic Farming with Joel Salatin

May 4, 2021

We meet Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - Podtrac - Chartable - https:/…

Guest: Joel Salatin
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, restaurateur, food and beverage manager, educator and culinary college administrator. In 1988 as a member of the New England Culinary…

Recent Blog Posts

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 …

How NOT to Hire a Kitchen Crew

[Disclaimer: I should preface this piece by saying upfront that I have no formal training as a Human Resources Professional nor do I hold any degrees…

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.

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