CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Georgian College, Ontario, Canada
Chef Danielle Benson is from Ontario, Canada and first got started in the culinary industry in 2015. She had been looking to find a better relationship with food and control over food after struggling with mental health and an eating disorder. Chef Benson wanted to take her love of food and cooking to the next level, so she enrolled in culinary school at the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College where she learned a lot about culinary techniques. While only there for one year, she feels she learned the basics, however she was left wanting to learn more!
Chef Benson’s philosophy is that food is not only what fuels our bodies, but is also a creative outlet, and therefore knowing how to prepare it should be general knowledge. As a result, she created and hosts the Kitchen Survival Guide podcast. The first series of the show’s episodes focuses on food culture and history to help the listeners understand where their food comes from and how it has affected humanity throughout the years. Danielle plans for the show to eventually evolve into sharing culinary techniques, food science, and much, much, more. As a stay at home mother of 3, Danielle’s love of food and cooking is currently focused on her family, her podcast, and as a budding entrepreneur selling Epicure spices and cookware from home.
Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!
From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”
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