Heard Mentality Podcast

Redefining Kitchen Culture

Heard Mentality got its name because “Heard.” is the request and response call in kitchens worldwide and ‘Mentality’ is what we are changing in kitchens everywhere – in restaurants, schools and homes. Heard Mentality has recorded its first season with some of the area’s top culinary talent sharing stories about kitchen inspiration, mental health breakdowns and breakthroughs we need to create a healthier workforce and family food systems.

Hosted by South Florida’s Restaurant Guy, John Brewer, of Social Distance & Eat Local Supper Club fame, and education innovator, Ali Kaufman, founder of Space of Mind and Community Classroom Project, Heard Mentality is leading a conversation around the need for more than just nourishment of the guests around our table but also for the stakeholders in the hospitality industry who are in the midst of an industry evolution and looking for community, creativity and compassion to redefine our kitchen culture.

Listen to the podcasts on HeardMentalityPodcast.com


Episode 1: Chef Blake Malatesta, The Wine Room

The first episode will feature regular hosts, John Brewer and Ali Kaufman, interviewing Chef Blake Malatesta. Ali Kaufman is the founder of Community Classroom Project and an education entrepreneur who, along with Chef Blake Malatesta, co-founded the Community Classroom Kitchen. John Brewer is a board member of CCP and founder of the Eat Local Supper Club.


Chef Blake Malatesta will be serving a four-course dinner inspired by the podcast’s conversation

• Doors Open: 6:30pm
• First Course is Served: 7:00pm
• Conversation Begins on Facebook Live: 7:05pm
• Tickets: $175pp with a portion of the ticket supporting Community Classroom Kitchen
• Includes wine card & hors d’oeuvres

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Classroom Kitchen.