Nestled between the base of the French Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, this world-famous gambling haven … (checks notes) … apologies. Wrong Monte Carlo. (And, to be fair, we were wondering how Chef Pete managed to interview a geographic region of a European principality).
No, on this week’s Raw Ingredients Podcast, Chef Pete sits down with Masterchef finalist Monti Carlo, who we are reasonably assured is not a region in Monaco because of the amazing journey she will take you and Chef Pete on in this episode. From auditioning to Masterchef to earn basic scale pay (about $50, FYI) to ascending the culinary heights to becoming an advisor to the prestigious James Beard Association.
Chefs Monti and Pete will talk perseverance, hard work, fusion cooking, her upcoming book about inclusivity in the culinary world and why you should always split a pair of 8s on the blackjack table … (okay, admittedly, not the last one, but the writing staff here had this whole gambling metaphor with the other Monte Carlo riff and when it turns out that it wasn’t that Monte Carlo … you get it, right?)
Regardless of what you’re looking for, you can bet it all on this week’s Raw Ingredients Podcast to satisfy your hunger for the perfect podcast.