“I am, quite honestly, a very unintentional cook,” says Chef Jim Berman.
In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Chef Jim Berman, a longtime Foodable expert contributor, whose currently working as a corporate chef for a regional group that has six operating properties.
“I was a private school wonder-kid if you will in that I went to a fancy private school and I was going to be an investment banker because my dad said ‘You’re going to be an investment banker!’ …and I found that in between semester of going to school being a cook was a pretty easy way to find work and it was pretty rewarding and the lifestyle was certainly an adventure,” says Berman. “And then a few years into it, I thought maybe this is something I’m going to do for real.”
Berman is the host of Foodable’s newest podcast show—Chef AF, It’s All Food!
“So, boiled down, reduced. [Chef AF] really is about real, relevant, almost gritty insight about best practices, worse practices...,” says Berman. “You know, one of the things I came up with when we were conceiving the show is cues and miscues. I think bad missteps we can learn from…”
Listen to the podcast to learn more about how Chef Berman thinks about food and get a sneak peek into what to expect from the first season of Chef AF!
1:43 - How Jim Berman got into the restaurant industy
3:28 - Chef Jim Berman’s current role
6:01 - What kind of content do you look for as a foodservice professional?
8:07 - What to expect from Chef AF
15:05 - What Chef AF will mean to operators?
20:25 - Role of Social Media today
29:53 - What Chef AF could mean to listeners and possibly guests