Holiday Hell 2016

ep. 138

Happy Hollandaise Bitches –

Our Annual Salute to the Troops, and By Troops I mean you Brothers & Sisters

‘My Country tis of Thee’ – Traditional

‘White American’ – Eminem

We are about facilitating change in our current culinary career culture.

We at Chef Life Radio believe that working in a kitchen should be demanding, it shouldn’t have to be demeaning.

It should be hard, just doesn’t have to be harsh.

We believe that it’s possible to have more solidarity and less ‘suck it up sunshine’.

More Compassion and less Cut Throat Island.

We believe in more partnership and less ‘put up or shut up’.

More family, less fuck you.


“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb


“I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.”  – Anthony Bourdain


 “Holidays and buffets bring out the worst in people ” – Chef Greg Barnhill

 You’re a piece of shit – from the Young & Hungry Website by Zaneheemi

‘Inner City Blues’  – Marvin Gaye

The List

‘Freedom’ – Richie Havens

Chef Life Radio is a production of foodwerks inc, your source for culinary career empowerment @; and in partnership with……


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Not Giving a Fuck

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….the heirloom foundation

The Heirloom Foundation

A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is combating the prevalence of issues like suicide, substance abuse, and the emotional impact of long hours in a perfection obsessed industry.They bring culinary professionals together to increase awareness about the repercussions of the high-stakes, high-pressure lives of chefs through public outreach, networking, and benefit events. The Heirloom Foundation advocates for healthier work environments though their network of chefs, restaurateurs and other industry stakeholders who commit to providing a healthy, supportive restaurant culture. They reinvest in our communities through direct service grants to nonprofit organizations that address mental health, stress management, work-life balance, substance abuse prevention, life skills, and other relevant issues. Learn More at

chefs with issues

Kat Kinsman’s site that deals with real issues in the real world of depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders and more running rampant in the food community. On the site, she invites people involved in the industry (not just chefs) to share their stories and resources for dealing with the pressures of restaurant life, so that other people may feel less alone. This is not for profit. This is just because she gives a damn. You can get involved and share your story @

Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine

Entreprenurial Chef Magazine

From Idea to Open for Business – Entrepreneurial is building an online community where entrepreneurs in the industry can share lessons, best practices, & actionable advice for greater lasting success. Visit Entrepreneurial; join the club and get your free copy of: The 10 Rules of Entrepreneurship

Stand Tall & Frosty Brothers & Sisters – Love Ya Like Sin, Miss Ya Like Poison

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