A leading voice for mental health among hospitality professionals Kat Kinsman joins Andrew Friedman to talk about coping mechanisms, both traditional and non-traditional, and how they might be employed by chefs experiencing the hardship of coronavirus lockdown.
From her Chefs with Issues program to her personal consultations with countless people in the restaurant industry, her myriad writings, and her own Communal Table podcast - Kat Kinsman has become an outspoken advocate for better mental health practices in the restaurant industry. Her tireless work and dedication to a better, healthier, more caring industry makes her wisdom an invaluable resource, now more than ever.
Andrew is also joined by Chandra Ram to remember Floyd Cardoz, a seminal talent, who changed Indian cuisine in the United States and who tragically succumbed to Covid-19.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
As Scotland's restaurants prepare to reopen with restrictions, the country's foremost chef, Tom Kitchin, says 'enough is enough' and demands that restaurants be allowed to open fully. Here's the full story.