This episode is part of a special series we’re running to celebrate the fact we’ve now made more than 200 editions of Table Talk.
We would like to thank everyone who has joined us on the podcast since it launched and we are so grateful to you for helping us to reach this milestone.
To mark the occasion, we’ve invited some friends of the podcast to make their own mini-episodes, looking back at 2021.
It’s been another year that’ll stick in the mind, but we’re doing our best to avoid the C-word (that’s Covid) as we get our guests to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of the last 12 months.
In this episode, we hear from Derek Sarno, co-founder of Wicked Healthy, LLC, and Executive Chef & Director of Plant-Based Innovation for Tesco PLC
Prior to co-founding Wicked Healthy and partnering with Tesco, Derek served as the Senior Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market, where he oversaw global research and development for the company’s prepared foods department, worked with suppliers and leadership to develop and promote plant-based foods across the organisation, and served as Culinary Director for the WFM Academy for Conscious Leadership.
Derek is a serial entrepreneur, founding several award-winning restaurants and food service companies in the United States, including the One Hundred Club, Mahalo’s Catering, and Mizuna’s.
Derek also served as the resident Chef & Gardener at Padma Samye Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and retreat center in upstate New York.