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Quick Facts

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In a few words: Copper & Heat is a James Beard Award-winning podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of restaurant kitchens through the stories of people that work in them.
 

Created by:

Katy Osuna | Executive Producer & Host | a cook, musician, and anthropologist who spent years working in fine dining kitchens, including 2 years working in the 3-Michelin-starred Manresa Restaurant.

Ricardo Osuna | Producer, Composer, and Sound Designer

Copper & Heat is independently produced in Oakland, California.

Listen: Season 1 trailer | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play

 

The Show

Copper & Heat is a podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of restaurant kitchens through the stories of people that work in them.

Copper & Heat challenges the exclusionary systems that cooks and chefs have been upholding for generations. We focus on issues that underpin and enable exclusion in the restaurant industry that many don’t question. Why are professional kitchens organized the way they are? What makes a great chef? Who gets the most media attention and awards? Why is the culinary industry dominated by white men?

The restaurant industry is at a point where a lot of ground work has been laid for change. But in order for change to happen, more conversations about gender, race, and privilege in the kitchen need to take place. Copper & Heat is focused on starting conversations like that with the people that are working through these issues in restaurant kitchens every day.

 

Women represent only 19% of chefs, and 7% of head chefs, across the culinary world.
— RestaurantHER.com
 

Be A Girl is a sound-rich, serialized narrative focused on the question: why do women only represent 19% of chefs, and 7% of head chefs, across the culinary world?

Through co-creator Katy Osuna’s experience working in Michelin-starred kitchens in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the stories of other kitchen employees, we explore how the pressures of traditional masculinity in kitchens impact the people that work in them. The eight episodes in this season weave together:

  • Katy’s personal narrative

  • Discussions with cooks who have worked in some of the country’s most elite restaurants

  • A conversation with Katy’s old boss, Chef David Kinch

  • A panel discussion between Chefs Dominique Crenn, Reem Assil, and Tonya Holland hosted by The New York Times

 

The Creators

Katy Osuna  |  Executive Producer and Host 

Katy is formally trained as both a cook and an anthropologist. She has been working in the restaurant industry for 7 years, including 2 years as a chef de partie in the 3-Michelin-starred Manresa Restaurant. In addition to producing Copper & Heat, Katy continues to work as a cook and special projects consultant with Belcampo Meat Company in Oakland, CA.

 

Ricardo Osuna  |  Producer, Composer, and Sound Designer 

Ricardo is a digital media producer and musician. By day, he works as at FFW, a website production agency. He is a classically trained composer and guitarist, and has worked as a freelance musician and sound engineer for 8 years.


Artwork

The Copper & Heat logo and cover art was designed by Shailey Sievers

 

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Contact 

Katy Osuna
cell: 208.691.9755
email: hello[at]copperandheat[dot]com