65 episodes

A podcast focusing on the everyday workers of the food service industry. I strive to promote cooks and other food service workers, and give an audio experience that help listeners relate to these stories. Send your stories to@linecookthoughts on Instagram.

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A podcast focusing on the everyday workers of the food service industry. I strive to promote cooks and other food service workers, and give an audio experience that help listeners relate to these stories. Send your stories to@linecookthoughts on Instagram.

    Episode 70: The One About Jenny McCoy

    Episode 70: The One About Jenny McCoy

    On this episode, I chat with the owner of Recette in Chicago, Jenny McCoy. In it, we talk about her astounding career in restaurants, food writing, and how she ended up falling in love with the Cannelé. Very inspiring story of finding your place in the industry and not being boxed into one distinct segment of the industry. Please follow her on Instagram, and try a Cannelé!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 69: “You Started in Fast Food?”

    Episode 69: “You Started in Fast Food?”

    On this episode, I go over this idea of humble beginnings in the industry, and why it is so valuable to appreciate the different sectors in our profession. I then talk about what I would like to see out of the industry in the next decade.

    • 57 min
    Episode 68: The One About Chris Spear

    Episode 68: The One About Chris Spear

    On this episode, I chat with owner of Perfect Little Bites and the host of Chefs Without Restaurants: Chris Spear. We talk about this concept of taking the restaurant with you, and how some unconventional restaurant jobs can give you what you may be looking for in terms of a career opportunity.

    • 54 min
    Episode 67: The One About Jamie Simpson

    Episode 67: The One About Jamie Simpson

    On this episode, I chat with Chef Jamie Simpson. Jamie is the Executive Chef Liaison at The Culinary Vegetable Institute. In the episode, we talk about his story of becoming a Chef. We then talk about his work at The Chef's Garden, and why more people should be learning about their food and where it comes from.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 66: The One About Nyesha Arrington

    Episode 66: The One About Nyesha Arrington

    On this episode, I chat with Chef Nyesha Arrington. The Los Angeles based Chef is a leader in the industry, and we go over her career and industry insights that have helped her reach success with brand deals, operating successful restaurant projects, and even competing in the Bocuse d’Or. Her entrepreneurial spirit has helped her achieve some pretty amazing goals, and continues to push her forward in this difficult world of cooking. Really great time getting to talk with someone so profound in her industry.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 65: The One About Scott Guerin

    Episode 65: The One About Scott Guerin

    In this episode, I chat with Scott Guerin. He is lead Research and Development Chef for Modernist Pantry. In the episode we chat about what modern cooking means, what his day to day work includes, and why modernist cooking is not confined only to fine dining. We also chat projects, including a plant based meat he has been working on. Very excited for you all to hear!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

happybunny87 ,

Pastry

This podcast it’s very interesting because it allows you to hear from people that have been in the industry for a while. Thanks for including pastry chefs which is not usually very common to find, please keep that up :)

looowie ,

Great Content!

I really enjoy listening to The Line Cook Thoughts podcast, purely for the wonderful array of content Ray is putting out! The interviews are very diverse, not just chefs but many industry professionals! I also enjoy the topics for the solo episodes, a lot of them really make you think and are relatable to our industry!

Thank you Ray for your hard work and dedication to your art! You’re doing an amazing job! Wish I had this kinda thing when I first started off cooking!

ellizzzabethhhhhhh ,

👍🏻

Really dig this podcast. I’m a CIA grad and can relate heavily to a lot of what is discussed on the pod which is awesome! I think at times the topics have the potential to go more in depth and go beyond the bounds of typical industry life or beyond stereotypes (long days, pushing limits, starting from the bottom).
Favourite part of this show is hearing individuals stories, I really enjoy the display of diversity throughout the industry and think it’s wonderful that you take the time to document different roads to success.

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