Chef AF

A Chef’s Vision of the Food Landscape

Jim Berman is a chef and writer who understands the changing landscape of food today. He will talk directly with chefs and food artisans who are rethinking the way we consume, produce, market, and develop our relationship with food. Chef AF is a podcast show where the audience gets to know the mind of the people working behind the scenes of a restaurant or foodservice operation.


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Our host Chef Jim Berman sits down with Chef Derek Stevens — a Steel City “burning star,” as he calls him, for shining bright in the local food scene. Stevens is the co-owner and executive chef of Pittsburgh’s Union Standard. Both gentlemen are Pittsburgh-natives and they focus their conversation around those cites that seem “forgotten” in the food world.


Our host Chef Jim Berman sits down with Chef Mollie Kaufmann of the restaurant Little Pearl in Washington, D.C. to shed some light on the “controversial” topic of being a female leader in what has been in the past a predominantly male-led industry.


In today’s Chef AF episode, our host Chef Jim Berman speaks candidly with Chef Curtis Gamble of Pittsburgh’s Station restaurant about mental health a very important topic — not only within the restaurant industry, but in society today.


In this episode of Chef AF, our host Chef Jim Berman sits down with Denver-resident, Chef Brandon Foster to talk about one way the cannabis industry has unexpectedly impacted the food service industry.


In this first episode of Chef AF, our host Chef Jim Berman sits down with Chef Hari Cameron, a semi-finalist for the James Beard “Rising Star Chef Of The Year” award in 2013 for his restaurant a(MUSE), to discuss why local-only isn’t going to work. They will chat about the reality of cooking with the seasons in certain parts of the country, best practices, and, even, how to strike a balance to keep businesses afloat.


Jim Berman is a chef and writer who understands the changing landscape of food today. He will talk directly with chefs and food artisans who are rethinking the way we consume, produce, market, and develop our relationship with food. Through Chef AF, the listener will get to know the mind of the people working behind the scenes of a restaurant or foodservice operation.