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Line Cook Thoughts

A podcast focusing on the everyday workers of the food service industry. I strive to promote cooks and other food service workers, and give an audio experience that help listeners relate to these stories. Send your stories to@linecookthoughts on Instagram.

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Episode 10: The One About Justin Khanna

Ok this episode, I interview Chef Justin Khanna. Justin has worked in the best restaurants in the world and is also an industry figure on YouTube and in podcasting. Justin shares how he has empowered himself to build his own brand, and what cooks elsewhere could do to start. Very proud of this podcast, and we both hope you all follow your dreams! (This podcAst was recorded January 20th and re-uploaded due to technical issues)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 34mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 6: The One About EJ Lagasse

On this episode, I speak with EJ Lagasse. Son of Emeril Lagasse, EJ is a young Chef breaking the mold of what it means to be a young professional in the foodservice industry. A lot of great content and just a very good listen if you are trying to make it in the food industry. (This episode was recorded on January 6th and re-uploaded due to technical issues)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 28mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 37: A Tribute To Chef Anthony Bourdain

It has been a year since Anthony Bourdain left us. I just wanted to create an episode commemorating him through my thoughts and messages sent in by listeners. If there is any episode to share, please share this one. And make sure to be there for each other. We are a family of cooks, let’s make sure to watch out for everyone in this industry. Thank you Anthony Bourdain for teaching us that we are family. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

43mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 23: Just a Cook?

On this episode I share why being an entrepreneurial chef is so important in this day and age. I then get into why only cooking for the opinion of others is detrimental, and how it made me feel lost in the industry. I shoutout some love for Gary Vee, and how he inspired me to find the right path in my career. I then talk about my cookbook collection, and some solid recommendations on what to read. I spend a few minutes on why dishwashers mean so much, and then share your Line Cook Thoughts. Thoughts shared by: @the_cyclops_cook, @kayla.demiro, @needsmorebutter, and @cheffit.ed.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 9mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 51: The One About Kriss Harvey

On this episode, I chat with Beverley Hills Chocolatier At andSons, Kriss Harvey. We talk about his career, different viewpoints in the industry, and how to innovate in a very traditionally set environment. Great conversation for any cook, but a lot of great pastry focused conversation here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 11mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 56: "What Do I Bring to a Stage?"

On this episode, I take some topics from YOU, and discuss them in depth. I first get into what you should bring to a stage and how you should prepare for it. I then talk about the idea of mental toughness and how i view mental toughness in the kitchen.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

44mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 33: 5 Minutes To Close

On this episode I talk about the idea of how many different people we serve throughout our careers. I then chat about cooking until service ends, and why even your last plate matters. I then share my thoughts on cooking on days off, and of course share some Line Cook Thoughts. Thoughts in this episode shared by: @chefeliotttttt, @the_laurentian, and @wookieeman--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 2mins

22 May 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 15: The One About Jeremiah Tower

On this episode, I speak with one of the first Chefs who sparked the ingredient revolution, Jeremiah Tower. Known as one of the first Celebrity Chefs, we chat about his impact and what he did as A Chef. We then chat about his views on the modern food industry and he also gives some advice to cooks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 9mins

17 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 28: The One About Sam Bacharach

On this episode, I speak with my friend Sam. Sam is a sommelier at a 2 Michelin star restaurant. He has a breadth of knowledge on wine, and I thought it would be a good chat on learning more about wine and it’s place in dining. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 2mins

5 May 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 11: The One About Brian Kaywork

Brian Kaywork is a lecturing instructor at The Culinary Institute of America. In the episode we cover how food has revolved since he has graduated from the CIA. We talk about foraging and how to get started in it. We then discuss how he got into teaching the future people of our industry, and how they can set themselves up for success!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

58mins

17 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 66: The One About Nyesha Arrington

On this episode, I chat with Chef Nyesha Arrington. The Los Angeles based Chef is a leader in the industry, and we go over her career and industry insights that have helped her reach success with brand deals, operating successful restaurant projects, and even competing in the Bocuse d’Or. Her entrepreneurial spirit has helped her achieve some pretty amazing goals, and continues to push her forward in this difficult world of cooking. Really great time getting to talk with someone so profound in her industry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 4mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 53: In The Weeds- Good or Bad?

On this episode, I talk about “the weeds”, a place all cooks have gone to. I then share why I feel every cook has a story, and then give some social media advice for cooks wanting to start their own brand. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 2mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 63: One Year of Line Cook Thoughts

On this episode, I share the major lessons I have learned from the past year. In this year of running the podcast, I have learned a ton, and am so grateful to be able to make this content for you all. Thank you for making this project of mine possible! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

42mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 69: “You Started in Fast Food?”

On this episode, I go over this idea of humble beginnings in the industry, and why it is so valuable to appreciate the different sectors in our profession. I then talk about what I would like to see out of the industry in the next decade. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

56mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 43: Humans of The Kitchen

On this episode, I speak with Beto from Humans of The Kitchen. It is a social media account focused on highlighting cooks. Telling their stories through some beautiful photography, this account shows some of the most raw photos of cooks on Instagram. We chat on how it started and why. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

45mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 67: The One About Jamie Simpson

On this episode, I chat with Chef Jamie Simpson. Jamie is the Executive Chef Liaison at The Culinary Vegetable Institute. In the episode, we talk about his story of becoming a Chef. We then talk about his work at The Chef's Garden, and why more people should be learning about their food and where it comes from.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr 6mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 26: The One About Jerry Fischetti

On this episode, we talk about treating your employees in a fair way. We then talk about empowering your team, and why a good organizational culture will help you in the kitchen in terms of efficiency and success.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

50mins

28 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 68: The One About Chris Spear

On this episode, I chat with owner of Perfect Little Bites and the host of Chefs Without Restaurants: Chris Spear. We talk about this concept of taking the restaurant with you, and how some unconventional restaurant jobs can give you what you may be looking for in terms of a career opportunity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

54mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 76: Anxious Times For a Cook

On this episode I touch on the impact coronavirus is having on our industry. I then go into anxiety and how it has affected me and how I try to work through it. Definitely a more serious episode than usual but I hope you all relate and have some peace in knowing we are in this together. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

55mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Episode 73: The One About Cody Castiglia

On this episode, I chat with Cody Castiglia. Cody is the Chef/Owner of Della Terra, a business focused on catering and cooking classes while using the best ingredients possible during the season’s harvest. We chat about our time cooking together, his ventures out to the West Coast, and his approach to being a Chef. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymond-delucci/message

1hr

24 Feb 2020

Rank #20