Three generations of cooks — a former ego-driven chef turned recruiter, a recent cooking school grad who’s fed up with low rates, and a workaholic “lifer” who trains and mentors young cooks — sit down with host Corey Mintz to speak candidly about pervasive issues in the industry, share their personal trajectories and horrifying training experiences, and grapple with how to push back against a culture of machismo and burnout.

Illustration by Andrew Barr

This episode of Taste Buds is sponsored by Foodora, Canada’s #1 food delivery app.