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Copper & Heat

Copper & Heat

Oakland, California


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.

The sound-rich stories told on Copper & Heat challenge 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?

Copper & Heat is hosted by Katy Osuna, a cook and anthropologist who spent years working in fine dining kitchens, including 2 years working in the 3-Michelin-starred Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos, CA. It is produced by Katy, Ricardo Osuna (co-creator and Sound Designer), and Rachel Palmer (Story Editor).