Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with Chef & Attorney Chris Yates

Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Evolving Kitchen Environment with washington dc Chef & Attorney Chris Yates

About Chris Yates

Chris occupies a unique space in the legal and hospitality industry. As a DC-based chef, Chris has worked for multiple Michelin-starred and James Beard Foundation recognized chefs and operators. Chris was on the opening management team for the critically and popularly acclaimed restaurant and bakery, Elle, earning a James Beard Semi-Finalist nomination for Best New Restaurant. His work as a chef has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, and Eater. Prior to becoming a chef Chris had years of trial experience as a public defender and criminal defense attorney, developing a reputation as an expert in the investigation and litigation of child welfare cases. Combining his knowledge of restaurant operations and management systems with impeccable legal skills Chris represents successful as well as new restaurants in business law matters such as real estate leasing, liquor licensing, contracts, branding and trademark, employment matters, and litigation.

On This Week’s Podcast

On this week’s podcast, we talk about how and why he’s made these career transitions. We discuss some of his favorite foods, and his love of soy sauce.  We also talk about many of the current issues in professional kitchens today such as employee wages, staffing shortages, toxic environments, and burnout.

This Week’s Sponsor

Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%

Relevant Links and Where to Learn About Chris Yates

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How to Land Your Dream Cooking Gig

land your dream cooking gig with chef bob aungst

On This Week’s Podcast

This week my guest is chef Bob Aungst. This episode is unlike any I’ve done before, as it’s essentially a job opportunity. I’ve wanted to have Bob on as a guest for a while, but this episode isn’t about him. Bob’s responsible for finding chefs for some of the most amazing experiences in the country. Would you want to cook at the Kentucky Derby? How about the U.S. Open? These are just a couple of the events that Bob has been responsible for staffing. If you’re a chef, and you’re looking for a temporary (or even possibly permanent) gig, then this episode is for you. These jobs pay great and are all-inclusive. You don’t have to pay for travel expenses, lodging, or any of that. This isn’t one of those scam-type opportunities that us chefs get emailed to us all the time. I’ve known chef Bob for a while, and also know chefs who’ve worked with him. 

On this episode, you’ll hear how you can land your dream cooking gig. Get info about the jobs, compensation package, and how to apply. You do need to be able to hold your own at these events. Bob is looking for those with at least sous chef-level experience. For those out there who have a week or two to spare, and want to make a couple thousand dollars, this is a great opportunity. Bob‘s contact information is an episode, and below.

This Week’s Sponsor

Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%

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For job opportunities, contact Bob at Staffing@rockssticksandhell.com
Text of call Bob at 919-605-6033

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The Transition From Award-Winning Pastry Chef to Corporate Chef

About Bill Corbett

This week our podcast guest is Bill Corbett. Many people know him from his years working as a pastry chef with people like Sam MasonWylie DufresneLincoln CarsonMichael Mina, and Daniel Patterson. But he left the world of pastry behind and is currently the executive chef and head of culinary at Salesforce. Bill has been recognized as the Best Pastry Chef 2011 from San Francisco Magazine, and in 2013 he was selected as one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine.

Strawberries, ricotta mousse, lemon cake, celery by pastry chef Bill Corbett
Strawberries, ricotta mousse, lemon cake, celery

On This Week’s Podcast

We talk about the transition from being a restaurant pastry chef, to overseeing Salesforce’s Ohana floor kitchens and barista programs across the company’s global towers. There are a lot of changes that come with a change like this. Bill discusses learning to be a better leader, and stepping away from the food.

We also talk about punk rock, and Brooks Headley, and hear about how the Killed by Dessert events came to be. If you’ve never heard of them, they were a series of collaborative dessert events he did with Christina Tosi, Lincoln Carson, Francisco Migoya, Michael Laiskonis, and Brooks Headley. If you’re a fan of pastry chefs, or want to hear about transitioning into the corporate food world, this episode’s for you. 

This Week’s Sponsor

Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%

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You can listen to the show on PodpagePodlink,  BuzzsproutITunesSpotifyTuneInStitcherAmazon MusicPandora I Heart Radio, and everywhere podcasts are found.

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Somdip Dey on Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Food Waste

artificial intelligence scientist somdip dey on fighting food waste

About Somdip Dey

This week’s podcast guest is Somdip Dey. He’s an embedded artificial intelligence scientist and engineer, turned entrepreneur, fighting a war against food waste. He’s the CEO of Nosh Technologies which provides mobile solutions to optimize consumers’ food consumption, and reduces food waste in their households.  He’s also a TEDx speaker.

On This Week’s Podcast

We talk about food waste and some of the technologies helping to combat it. Somdip’s parents we in a horrible car accident, and he was sending them all his money to help with their medical bills. With no money left to buy groceries, he resorted to dumpster diving to survive. This was the seed that started his crusade. You don’t need to be a scientist to follow our conversation. Somdip does get a little bit nerdy about tech, but he breaks it down so it’s easy to understand. So, will AI take over and kill us like in The Terminator? Probably not. But it has helped him create some unique art, like the photo of him I’m using to promote this episode. He’s also begun creating music aided by AI.

This Week’s Sponsor

Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%.

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Comedian and Actor Dan Ahdoot on Restaurants, Persian Cooking, His Food Podcast and Cobra Kai

About Dan Ahdoot

For Episode 100 of the podcast, my guest is Dan Ahdoot. He’s a standup comic, actor, writer, producer, and podcast host. He’s a national headliner who’s a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, and is currently acting on Netflix’s Cobra Kai. He’s garnered fans as a character actor on the shows Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Shameless, Workaholics, and Disney Channel’s Kickin’ It. 

On his podcast Green Eggs and Dan, he takes a new look at “you are what you eat,” and brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical food show, Green Eggs and Dan is the type of food podcast you’d make with your friends around the table, roasting more than just food.

Dan’s show has hit #1 on the podcast charts, and his guests have included Jacques Pepin, Ruth Reichl, Padma Lakshmi, Henry Winkler, Paul F Tompkins, and Iliza Schlesinger. Starting in August, you can see him in a brand new Food Network cooking competition show called Raid the Fridge, and he’ll have a food memoir coming out soon called Lost Sole.

On This Week’s Podcast

On the show, we talk about Persian food and cooking, luxury food ingredients, and the dining scene in general. You’ll hear how he went from pre-med to stand-up and acting, and now podcasting. And as a fan of Cobra Kai, I had to know if he was Team Daniel or Team Johnny.

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Looking to hire employees for your restaurant? This week’s sponsor is Savory Jobs, a job site only for restaurants. For just $50, get unlimited job postings for an entire year. Use discount code SAVORY10 to save 10%.

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