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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.

Line Cook Thoughts Line cook thoughts

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

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 132: World Central Kitchen and the Work Done By Chef Elyssa Kaplan

    Episode 132: World Central Kitchen and the Work Done By Chef Elyssa Kaplan

    On this episode I chat with Chef Elyssa Kaplan. She works for World Central Kitchen on the Chef Relief Lead Operations Team. In the show she shares stories from her own career and a very powerful story of well being and self care. We then get into her work of feeding people with WCK in areas that have been hit by disasters. She shares about her travels, work with local communities, menu planning and much more. A very important story and one I hope you all enjoy. 

    Check out World Central Kitchen at wck.org
    Instagram/Twitter: @WCKitchen
    Chef's Instagram: Elyssa_Rose
    Check out the new Line Cook Thoughts blog: linecookthoughts.com

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    Episode 131: Talking Fair Kitchens with Einav Gefen

    Episode 131: Talking Fair Kitchens with Einav Gefen

    On this episode I chat with Corporate Executive Chef of Unilever North America, Einav Gefen. We discuss the organization she has helped build through her work, Fair Kitchens. Fair Kitchens focuses on standing together as an industry and progressing our work forward for a more sustainable industry for all. We discuss the issues many face in the industry, why progress or positive growth can be met with pushback and solutions that Fair Kitchens focuses on to improve the food world as we know it. 
    Check out their work at: www.fairkitchens.com
    Check out the instagram and facebook @wearefairkitchens and use #wearefairkitchens to share how you are bettering the industry
    Don't forget to check out the official Line Cook Thoughts blog: linecookthoughts.com

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    • 44 min
    Episode 130: Welcome to Pasta Tik Tok with Ryan Peters

    Episode 130: Welcome to Pasta Tik Tok with Ryan Peters

    On this episode I chat with Ryan Peters. Ryan was on the show back on Episode 13! Since then he has grown to be one of the largest pasta food media influencers on Tik Tok. He has grown so much that it is now his main job and priority, as he consistently puts out high performing content. In the episode we talk about his amazing growth over the past two years. We also chat about alternative career paths besides cooking, his hate for Angel Hair pasta and plans for the future with his brand!

    Check out his website!: https://www.peterspastapgh.com/
    Tik Tok- @peterspasta
    Instagram- @ryanpeterspgh

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    • 51 min
    Episode 129: Creative Block

    Episode 129: Creative Block

    On this episode I share about the creative rut I have been in the past few weeks. I was in a space of feeling dread to work on anything the last two weeks and I take time to share why in hopes that if others feel this way they can relate. I also share what I did to get out of it. Being transparent when creating is a goal of mine, so hope this short episode resonates. Please reach out if you ever need to chat and know that the work you do matters. 

    Chef Kaywork Memorial Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ST93TR1ilndvudAhLttbr?si=eYOHzrCRSQ-oEBQAsUCRcQ

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    • 20 min
    Remembering The Interview With Chef Brian Kaywork

    Remembering The Interview With Chef Brian Kaywork

    This episode is a re-upload of an earlier episode recorded and published in 2019. It is an interview with Chef Brian Kaywork, a Chef Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America. Chef Kaywork passed away this past week and myself and many more were truly devastated by this loss to the food industry. This was one of the first episodes of the show and Chef Kaywork details his career, thoughts on food, and his thoughts on teaching in the episode. I am reposting this in the hopes of sharing his legacy and impact on the people he met. He truly was a selfless leader who believed in the next generation of Chefs. Rest in Peace Chef Brian Kaywork. 

    Natalie Rudd and Allison Gannon are working on a project to commemorate Chef and share his impact and legacy on those he taught. If you would like to be a part of this project to commemorate Chef Kaywork please email them. We are recording and also reading written thoughts. The emails to reach out to are below: 

    natalierudd@yahoo.com
    alisongannon11@gmail.com
    linecookthoughts@outlook.com

    One final note. This hit us all hard in different ways. Please do not hesitate to reach out and talk about whatever you need to help process this. We are a community and you should not feel the need to deal with it all on your own. Please reach out if needed.  

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    • 59 min
    Episode 128: The Issues Behind The Cook Shortage In Restaurants

    Episode 128: The Issues Behind The Cook Shortage In Restaurants

    On this episode I go in depth into some of the major issues causing the shortage of cooks. In this episode I get personal and go in depth on why I left restaurants due this issue. I then spend time sharing some data and anecdotal stories of the issues cook's are facing including: mental health, financial insecurity, and burnout. I then share some thoughts on how we can support those who sharing their issues during this time. We need to listen to those in the industry if we want to fix the issues at hand. 

    Check out the article for Plate Magazine: https://www.plateonline.com/blogs/raymond-delucci/restaurants-must-offer-worklife-balance-if-they-want-keep-employees?allowguest=true
    The Line Cook Thoughts Blog: linecookthoughts.com
    Eater Article: "Restaurants Are Finally Prioritizing Workers’ Mental Health" - by Carolyn Alburger Link- https://www.eater.com/2020/2/28/21153232/mental-health-in-restaurant-industry-staff-well-being-patrick-mulvaney

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Holly Verbeck ,

Great Guests!

I love the guests on the episodes because they bring a ton of flavor to the world of chefs! Just hearing how they got started and where they come from, it’s intriguing to know the culinary industry is so universal!

lisatheboysmom ,

Love this podcast

Always look forward to the latest edition...great guests and info - I’ve bought 5 of the cookbooks discussed and all were great!

AlienWrkShop51 ,

I love this podcast, but...

I really love this podcast. I only have one gripe. The audio balancing really needs to be addressed. I tend to listen to podcasts during my prep shifts at work with earbuds. Most of my shows I listen to at 60-80% volume. With this show I always have to crank the volume to 100% and even then sometimes I can’t hear one party or the other (usually the interviewee) I understand that the interviews are usually done remotely, however, some simple software tweaks could really help alleviate this problem.

Beyond that, the interviews and guests are usually great. The host does ramble a bit from time to time. And he sometimes seems disinterested in what the interviewees have to say. But that’s few and far between and expected to a degree. Overall a 7.5-8.5 out of 10. Fix the audio and it would be a solid 9.5-10 from me.

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