About Ric Orlando

Ric Orlando brings an inspired blend of lust for life, outspoken passion for the flavors and ingredients of the world community, and nationally renowned cooking prowess to his roles as chef, lecturer, author, and media source. His recipes and commentary are consistently in demand by the regional media. His tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region combined with his quirky sense of humor and rock and roll pedigree has made him one of the Hudson Valley’s leading culinary spokespeople and best foodie draws for events, fundraisers and festivals. Just for fun, the Albany Times Union in February 2014 named Ric the Capital Region’s Sexiest Chef.

Talk Description

Chefs as Addicts: Why Being Addicted to Work Could Be a Good Thing

In my talk I am going to explain the types of addiction that many chefs must deal with during their career. The story takes us from the dark side of addition to risk to the light of being addicted to love and the brain chemistry that makes it possible.