Communal Table Podcast: Sean Brock on Recovery

Sean Brock talks about addiction, recovery, and working to fix his brain.

Chefs and restaurant workers take great care of everyone else, but often they need a little help themselves. Each week, Food & Wine senior editor Kat Kinsman talks with hospitality pros about they manage their business, brain, and body for the long haul. Is there a topic you'd like to know more about or a guest you'd love to hear from? Tell us at or tweet to Kat @kittenwithawhip, and subscribe to the weekly Food & Wine Pro newsletter. Subscribe to the new Communal Table YouTube page and never miss an episode. Catch up on previous episodes here.

Episode 49: Sean Brock on Recovery

When Kat Kinsman first interviewed Sean Brock in 2011, she couldn't imagine sitting onstage for a with him eight years later, because she honestly didn't believe he'd live that long. Since that first conversation, Brock has gone through illness, intervention, and the day-to-day work of recovery, and he's been speaking about the pain, reckoning, accountability, and self care that goes along with it in the hope that people can find a way forward for themselves and the people in their lives. Kinsman and Brock sat down for an extremely personal public conversation at Blackberry Farm for the Sam Beall Fellows Program's annual Passing the Torch fundraiser.

Learn more about Sean Brock:

Previously with Sean Brock: Communal Table Podcast: Sean Brock Live at The Bell House

If you or someone you love works in the hospitality industry and needs resources and community for recovery, Ben's Friends is a great place to start:

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