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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.

Location:

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

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

Omar Tate: I cook innocently.

8/26/2020
Omar Tate, creator of Honeysuckle, talks to Elle about his culinary journey -- from working in high end restaurants to producing pop-up dinner events that explore the narrative of the Black existence through food. Tate also shares his vision to build a food-based community center in Philadelphia. Visit Honeysuckle's website at honeysucklephl.com and you can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/honeysuckle-community-center. Follow @honeysuckle_projects on Instagram. Follow Omar...

Duration:00:49:53

Rahanna Bisseret Martínez: Not about the prize until the end.

8/19/2020
Elle checks in with Top Chef Junior season 1 runner-up Rahanna Bisseret Martínez about staging in kitchens around the country and being a young Black woman growing up in the culinary industry. Follow Rahanna on Instagram @rahanna.bisseret.martinez 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: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5679398/The-Walk-In-Season-1

Duration:00:38:41

C. Hunter Zuli: I was born by myself.

8/12/2020
Elle speaks with C. Hunter Zuli about creating BLK Palate, an inclusive food and wellness production company that curates monthly events based around inclusivity, education, and delicious food. Dinner with a side of revolution. Follow @blkpalate on Instagram. 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: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5679398/The-Walk-In-Season-1

Duration:00:50:15

Kia Damon: Y'all not gonna kill me.

8/5/2020
In the debut episode of The Walk-In, Elle talks with rising star Chef Kia Damon about finding your way in the culinary industry as a young Black woman, learning to trust your inner voice, and overcoming imposter syndrome. Kia Damon's website - http://kiacooks.com/ Subscribe to the Kia Cares newsletter - http://tinyletter.com/KiaCooks Follow Kia on Instagram - @kiacooks Suicide prevention resources - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English,...

Duration:00:36:17

Introducing The Walk-In from America's Test Kitchen

7/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:03:35