53 episodes

Cooking the Books wants to take you behind the velvet curtain of the food industry and give you the opportunity to meet the people working in it every day. This is a hospitality podcast delving into all aspects of the food industry; from restaurants to butchers, chefs to sommeliers, cheese mongers to brewers, and everything in between. Telling you the hows, whys and how they got there.

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    • 5.0 • 84 Ratings

Cooking the Books wants to take you behind the velvet curtain of the food industry and give you the opportunity to meet the people working in it every day. This is a hospitality podcast delving into all aspects of the food industry; from restaurants to butchers, chefs to sommeliers, cheese mongers to brewers, and everything in between. Telling you the hows, whys and how they got there.

    #53 Gary and Elika from Jamsheed Winery

    #53 Gary and Elika from Jamsheed Winery

    This week we spoke to Elika and Gary from Jamsheed winery in Preston, Melbourne. These are two highly respected hospo professionals who have so much knowledge and are so incredibly humble. Jamsheed is a must-visit; it's a real cool spot for a drink and the food is fantastic.       

    • 56 min
    #52 Rae Bonney - Integrated Wellbeing Specialist/Counsellor

    #52 Rae Bonney - Integrated Wellbeing Specialist/Counsellor

    This week we spoke to Rae Bonny who is a Integrated Wellbeing Specialist/Counsellor about mental health in the work place. 

    • 52 min
    #51 Banjo - co owner of Good Pair Days

    #51 Banjo - co owner of Good Pair Days

    Banjo is an expert in the art of beverage, he has heaps of knowledge which he shares openly. 

    • 54 min
    #50 Adam D'Sylva - Chef/Owner of Coda and Tonka Restaurants

    #50 Adam D'Sylva - Chef/Owner of Coda and Tonka Restaurants

    This week on the podcast Robbie spoke to Adam D’Sylva; Chef-Owner of Coda and Tonka in Melbourne. Adam also has many other business ventures including a crockery range and cutlery range, he is a brand ambassador for Luv-a-Duck, Racing Victoria and Lavazza among several other brands.

    @adamdsylvachef

    www.codarestaurant.com.au

    www.tonkarestaurant.com.au

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #49 Glenn Flood - Chef-turned-coach

    #49 Glenn Flood - Chef-turned-coach

    This week Robbie spoke to Glenn Flood; a chef-turned-coach. Glenn started his career as a chef which led him to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen. Which then in turn led him into the world of food media. Glenn spent a few seasons on Masterchef, organising the challenges as well has many other aspects behind the scenes. Through his business as a coach, he now helps chefs become better communicators and better versions of themselves.

    @glenn_flood

    www.glennflood.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #48 Julian Cincotta - Chef/Owner of Butter & Thievery Sydney

    #48 Julian Cincotta - Chef/Owner of Butter & Thievery Sydney

    This week Robbie spoke to Julian from Butter and Thievery, Sydney. Robbie and Julian worked together at Rockpool Bar and Grill Sydney about 10 years ago. Since then Julian has travelled around the world and worked at some fantastic restaurants, also winning young chef of the year. Now he is building a culture restaurant; serving fried chicken, champagne and selling kicks (trainers). 

    @julianvcincotta

    @buttersydney

    @buttershop

    @thethievery

    www.buttersydney.com.au

    www.thethievery.com.au

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

The Irony Chef ,

5 Stars 👏👏

Very insightful look into the hospitality world, Robbie asks all the right questions to give the listeners a better understanding of the ins and outs of owning and operating a restaurant/bar/venue!

Steven JH ,

Brilliant Podcast!

Brilliant podcast Robbie keep up the good work, very entertaining and informative as a fellow chef listener.
Good variety of guests too!

vantig ,

Eat run enjoy

Awesome podcast Robbie right up my alley keep up the awesome work 🙌🏼

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