Chefs Changing Culture, Tattoos, & Knowing the Numbers w/ Derek Simcik - The Emulsion 65

Chef Derek Simcik is the Executive Chef of Scout PNW in the Thompson Hotel in Seattle. He's traveled the world and lived abroad, cooking in Europe, Asia, and in cities all over the US.  In this episode we talk chefs changing the culture of cities, culinary school alternatives, being a financially knowledable chef, growing up with food, hip hop, tattoos, and more.

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