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The Walk-In

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The Walk-In considers the reality of "making it" in the culinary industry. Chef Elle Simone Scott explores the unheard stories of the food world’s difference makers. What really happens between their first day and overnight success? A lot—but it's rarely discussed beyond a small circle of trusted friends. Unfiltered and unexpected, The Walk-In has the conversations you won’t hear anywhere else. A production of America’s Test Kitchen.

The Walk-In considers the reality of "making it" in the culinary industry. Chef Elle Simone Scott explores the unheard stories of the food world’s difference makers. What really happens between their first day and overnight success? A lot—but it's rarely discussed beyond a small circle of trusted friends. Unfiltered and unexpected, The Walk-In has the conversations you won’t hear anywhere else. A production of America’s Test Kitchen.

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United States

Description:

The Walk-In considers the reality of "making it" in the culinary industry. Chef Elle Simone Scott explores the unheard stories of the food world’s difference makers. What really happens between their first day and overnight success? A lot—but it's rarely discussed beyond a small circle of trusted friends. Unfiltered and unexpected, The Walk-In has the conversations you won’t hear anywhere else. A production of America’s Test Kitchen.

Twitter:

@testkitchen

Language:

English

Contact:

2018416101


Episodes

Pati Jinich: Bringing the Mic to Mexico

7/21/2021
A Mexican chef, TV personality, cookbook author, educator, and food writer. She is best known for her James Beard Award winning and Emmy nominated public television series Pati's Mexican Table. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:15

Alexis Nikole Nelson: Food on accident.

7/14/2021
Social media star known as “The Black Forager” who gained millions of followers over the course of the pandemic, teaching people about snacks in their backyard See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:55:16

Gail Simmons: Soul of a pickle.

7/7/2021
Bravo's Top Chef Judge, Gail Simmons is stepping into the Walk-in to convince Elle that pickles are delicious! Gail takes Elle through the beginning of her career in food media and talks about all the left turns she had to take that led to her role as a judge on Top Chef for the past 17 years. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:55:28

Zoe Adjonyoh: Sankofa, go back & fetch it.

6/30/2021
Chef and author Zoe Adjonyoh joins Elle in The Walk-In to talk about decolonizing food, her first experiences with Ghanian food, and her supper clubs. Zoe and Elle get deep to discuss burnout and how to align your work with your life's purpose. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:44

Carla Hall: No wasted moments.

6/23/2021
Chef and television personality Carla Hall steps into The Walk-In with her old friend Elle. They share stories of childhood, pursuing cooking later in life, and when they first got "the call" to be on TV. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:39

Kristen Kish: So it all kind of came together.

6/16/2021
Chef, cookbook author, and season 10 Top Chef Winner Kristen Kish steps into the Walk-In to talk about the craft of cooking, coming to terms with her sexuality in the public eye, and practicing self-acceptance. She also gives Elle an invaluable piece of advice: "Be the parsley leaf!" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:56:08

Season 2 Starts June 16

6/9/2021
The Walk-In is back for another season of real conversations with change makers in the food world. Tune in starting June 16. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:02:25

[Bonus] The Sporkful: Mission: ImPASTAble 1 | Spaghetti Sucks

3/11/2021
Dan Pashman is on a mission to make--and sell--a new pasta shape. Our friends at The Sporkful have a new five part series on Dan's journey (and in this episode, find out why he hates Spaghetti). You can find the rest of the series in The Sporkful feed wherever you listen to podcasts. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:55

Toni Tipton-Martin: The sky was the limit.

11/18/2020
Toni Tipton-Martin, award-winning culinary journalist and the new Editor-in-Chief of Cook's Country, steps into the Walk-In with Elle. They talk about Toni's formative years in Los Angeles, getting her first food-writing job at 19, and honoring the legacy of African-American cooks in her acclaimed books The Jemima Code and Jubilee. Toni digs deep into her personal life, publicly opening up about stories of crisis, faith, and triumph, for the very first time. For our first season of The...

Duration:00:58:50

Elizabeth Falkner: Together we'll just do a better job.

11/11/2020
Chef Elizabeth Falkner steps into the Walk-In with Elle to talk all things restaurants. They discuss Elizabeth’s transition from film school to becoming a pastry chef, opening and closing restaurants, and writing her memoir. They also talk about Elizabeth’s love of peaceful sword-fighting! https://www.elizabethfalkner.com Virtual classes available at 100 Pleats For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your feedback. Tell us what you love and how we can improve to earn a 20%...

Duration:00:51:49

Susan Vu: Following my gut has never failed me.

11/6/2020
Elle and Susan Vu, a Food Stylist and a previous Senior Culinary Manager at Tasty, reminisce about their workdays at the Food Network. They talk about tokenization and break down the issue of respect versus appropriation in the culinary media industry. They also bond on Elle’s favorite topic – food styling! The Lee Initiative-- https://leeinitiative.org/ The Okra Project-- https://www.theokraproject.com/ For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your feedback. Tell us what...

Duration:00:54:01

Sicily Sierra: It's an entanglement.

10/28/2020
Sicily Sierra steps into the Walk-In with Elle to talk about acting as a kid on one of Elle's favorite TV shows, One on One, her transition from acting to the culinary scene, and for the first time Sicily gives us the full story about the closure of Colors, the NYC restaurant that closed within a month of reopening. www.fooodpluspeople.com Instagram: @foodpluspeople_ www.whileentertaining.com Instagram: @whileentertaining For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your...

Duration:00:51:44

McBride Sisters: Primed to be entrepreneurs.

10/21/2020
Robin and Andréa McBride share their story with Elle. They talk about growing up in different parts of the world -- not knowing the other existed. After family members connected them, the sisters discovered they shared more than genetics -- they also shared a passion for wine. The McBride Sisters followed their dreams and founded largest black owned wine company in this male-dominated wine industry. Visit their website at https://www.mcbridesisters.com/. For our first season of The Walk-In,...

Duration:00:58:13

Karen Washington: The color of soil.

10/14/2020
Karen Washington steps off her farm and into The Walk-In to talk with Elle about empowering Black Americans to take back power through farming, her work with community gardens in NYC, and the struggles of being a single mother. Learn more about Rise and Root Farm at riseandrootfarm.com. To support Karen's work with the Black Farmer Fund, visit blackfarmerfund.org. For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your feedback. Tell us what you love and how we can improve to earn a 20%...

Duration:00:56:32

Lucky Michaels: Wrap my arms around my identity.

10/7/2020
Lucky Michaels, a trans rights activist and mixologist featured by the James Beard Foundation, talks to Elle about pay equity, meaningful activism, and mixology as a platform for advocacy. Elle and Lucky discuss the importance of building community, creating sustainable change, and raising the bar for trans rights and visibility. If you learned something from today's interview and would like to contribute to Lucky's work directly, you can send a payment her way: @lucky-michaels on Venmo or...

Duration:00:44:01

Bryant Terry: There's no one perfect time.

9/30/2020
Bryant Terry, a food justice activist and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, talks to Elle about food access, veganism, and everyday acts of resistance. They share the challenges and triumphs of publishing cookbooks, advocating for your vision, and creating space for marginalized voices in food. Visit Bryant's website at bryant-terry.com. For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your feedback. Tell us what you love and how we can improve to earn a 20% off coupon in the...

Duration:00:56:05

V. Spehar: No one's going to dull your rainbow.

9/23/2020
V Spehar, a long-time advocate for food justice and the LGBTQIA+ communities talks to Elle about starting a career in theater, taking on jobs in catering and hospitality and eventually becoming the Director of Impact & Women’s Programs at the James Beard Foundation, where up until recently they worked to increase the number of woman-identifying leaders and owners across the culinary and hospitality fields. V also shares exciting news about their next gig! You can learn more about V's work...

Duration:00:46:46

Mashama Bailey: A tasting a spoon in my hand and a Sharpie in the other.

9/16/2020
Mashama Bailey, executive chef and co-founder of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, talks to Elle about cooking with intention, developing confidence in the kitchen, and balancing creative energy with business savvy. They share their experiences in social work, reminisce about the good old days, and discuss staying humble in the spotlight. Follow Mashama on Instagram @mashamabailey. Watch the episode of Chef's Table featuring Mashama's work at The Grey on Netflix:...

Duration:00:59:53

Colleen Vincent and Clay Williams: Secret Black conversations.

9/9/2020
Colleen Vincent and Clay Williams, founders of Black Food Folks, talk to Elle about visibility, community and opportunity for Black professionals in the food and drink industry. They discuss Black joy, the future of the Black food community, and creating crucial change through financial investments. Learn more about Black Food Folks at www.blackfoodfolks.org, and sign up for the Black Food Folks newsletter at https://forms.gle/Jmj46e9RKy4of7hb6. Follow Black Food Folks on Instagram...

Duration:00:43:50

Dr. Jessica B. Harris: Write it because you have to.

9/2/2020
Food historian, author, and educator Dr. Jessica B Harris gives Elle advice only an Auntie can. They talk about growing up as an only child, the magic of HBCU's, and how the pandemic has changed Dr. Harris's perspective. You can learn more about Dr. Harris and her work at africooks.com or follow her on Instagram @drjessicabharris. For our first season of The Walk-In, we want to hear your feedback. Tell us what you love and how we can improve to earn a 20% off coupon in the ATK store:...

Duration:00:50:27