What I love about these exchanges I have the opportunity and privilege to share with these amazing individuals is the impactful truth and vulnerability that often resonates from their individual stories.
The fact that these are some of the brightest and most dedicated souls I get to chat with is also something to mark as noteworthy.
I could've taken this recording in quite a few familiar directions and had my next guest talk about his career, beginnings, accolades, awards, achievements, etc... but that's not why I reached out to him.
Thing is, this recording happened purely by drop of coincidence as I was catching up on one Chef Alain Lemaire's recent episodes from his Chef Talk podcast and the topic of the episode, which in itself was a very short one, was not one I would have brushed over.
I've never been shy about talking my personal issues with Mental Health and I have along the years found myself quite sensitive to the conversations and personal accounts I come across. So when I heard this quick episode about what was indeed a powerful yet unspoken topic, I was eager to connect with Chef Lemaire and invite him to share a bit more on his personal perspective on the matter of Mental Health issues in the culinary industry.
An episode charged with Chef Lemaire's usual sense of commitment, wisdom, generosity and honesty. And even though we only had a short time to make it happen, this was certainly one I'm sure you'll enjoy regardless.