For episodes 30-35 of the Let’s Meet for a Beer Podcast my friend Cam Dobranski, owner of Medium Rare Chef Apparel, is joining me as co-host! Cam made some calls to his friends across Canada (who also happen to be world-class chefs) to see if they would join us to share their stories – and luckily they said yes!
Today we connected with Derek Dammann, Chef and Owner of Maison Publique and McKiernan in Montreal, Quebec. Chef Derek hails from the West Coast but rocks out in Montreal. On the podcast we talk about Derek’s rise to become one of Canada’s top chefs and his amazing cookbook, True North – Canadian Cooking From Coast To Coast. Derek also opens up about his personal struggles, why he chose to get sober and new beginnings.
“You'll be way better off if you take a step back from what you're doing and focus on self-care.” – Derek Dammann