EPISODE 24 | August 11, 2016

Begin Again

What does it take to relocate, and reimagine, a classic? Chef Carmen Quagliata of Union Square Cafe is about to…

EPISODE 23 | July 28, 2016

Something Fishy?

The relationship between chefs and critics has been a hot topic this year and this week, San Francisco Magazine’s Rebecca…

EPISODE 22 | July 21, 2016

Exit Interview: Peter Hoffman

What’s it feel like to depart the pro cooking trade after decades at the stoves? Chef Peter Hoffman, who helmed…

EPISODE 21 | July 14, 2016

The Family Stone and the Wisdom of Wine

Chef Curtis Stone just launched his ambitious new tasting-menu restaurant Gwen in Hollywood this week (in collaboration with his brother…

EPISODE 20 | June 23, 2016

Out of the Frying Pan

Making the leap from chef de cuisine to chef-owner is no small feat, and we’ve got somebody fresh off that…

EPISODE 19 | June 16, 2016

Setting the Chef’s Table

Netflix’s documentary series Chef’s Table–currently in its second season–examines the evolution of some of the best chefs in the world…

EPISODE 18 | June 9, 2016

The Goldberg Variations

On the heels of launching their new Bastion bar and restaurant, brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg–owners of Nashville, Tennessee’s Strategic…

EPISODE 17 | June 2, 2016

10 Years, 32 Yolks

Ten years is a milestone for any business and an especially gratifying one in the increasingly competitive restaurant landscape. This…

EPISODE 16 | May 19, 2016

Harlem State of Mind

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has made celebrating Harlem a part of his professional mission, from basing restaurants like Streetbird Rotisserie and…

EPISODE 15 | May 12, 2016

For the Love of Alan

Slow news week? No problem! We’ve got veteran chef Alan Harding – widely considered to be among the very first Manhattan…

EPISODE 14 | May 5, 2016

Postcard from LA

Los Angeles got some major love at the James Beard Foundation Awards this week and we have some of the…

EPISODE 13 | April 28, 2016

Remembering Josh Ozersky

One of the great chroniclers of American chefs and food was lost a year ago, when Josh Ozersky died suddenly…

EPISODE 12 | April 7, 2016

Class of 2016: Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Food & Wine magazine was calling attention to up-and-coming toques before just about any other organization; its Best New Chefs…

EPISODE 11 | March 31, 2016

Spring Fever!

The Chefs Council is hereby called to order! We’ve asked a few past guests who were especially fun/funny/insightful to be…

EPISODE 10 | March 24, 2016

Toward a More Perfect Kitchen

Gender imbalance in media coverage and awards recognition… maternity leave in the hospitality business … sexual harassment. A number of…

EPISODE 9 | March 10, 2016

Chefs on Film

We’re living in a golden age for chef-focused documentaries and on this week’s show, we go deep on two recent…

EPISODE 8 | March 3, 2016

Found in Translation

What chef doesn’t want their own cookbook? Capturing your recipes, ideas, and dishes between two covers makes the transitory permanent…

EPISODE 7 | February 18, 2016

Chef, Owner?

Let’s dish! No, we mean, let’s talk about dishes–as in: Who owns a dish, the chef or the restaurant? And…

EPISODE 6 | February 11, 2016

The Things We Think and Do Not Say

“The Problems with Food Media that Nobody Wants to Talk About” was the provocative title of a provocative article recently…

EPISODE 5 | February 4, 2016

Pressure Cooker

The apparent suicide of three-star Michelin chef Benoît Violier this week called attention to one of the facts of kitchen…

EPISODE 4 | January 28, 2016

Critical Condition

A number of long-simmering tensions between chefs and the media recently boiled over following the New York Times bombshell Per…

EPISODE 3 | January 21, 2016

David Kinch’s Next Act

David Kinch of Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, CA, joins us to discuss his just-opened restaurant The Bywater, a casual,…

EPISODE 2 | January 14, 2016

Minds of the Chefs

Mental illness, psychological disorders, and substance abuse have been a part of the DNA of professional kitchens for generations. Often…

EPISODE 1 | January 7, 2016

Staying Alive!

The Front Burner kicks off its debut episode with an all-star trio of guest chefs ready to dissect the most…

Commentary | February 19, 2016

Performance Anxiety in the Kitchen

Culinary | January 29, 2016

The Front Burner: Meet the Press, for Chefs