Track & Food Podcast
Chef Jeff Koop of Farmer’s Apprentice, making the leap from line cook to head chef and the great back of house shortage
Sep 21, 2018
Jamie Mah / Mickey Mcleod / Jeff Koop
In this episode we bring on a close friend of the podcast and someone who’s work we’ve admired for some time, Chef Jeff Koop, formerly of Vancouver staple Mamie Taylor’s, now to be found working with the talented David Gunawan at his highly respected farm to table restaurant, Farmer’s Apprentice.
Jeff led us down the rabbit hole of his life as we touched on his early start in the business, why he fell in love with cooking and how it’s fueled his desire to stay in the game. He touches on his experience running Mamie’s, how he learned to trust the process and your team and why there’s still a chef shortage.
This was a fun one, and for once we didn’t bitch about brunch...well sort of.