Grate Conversation, a video series from Madison.com, flips the traditional food segment inside out. Watch the whole series here, hosted by Nat Cardona.

Sure, food is important. It is the lifeblood to every restaurant business after all. But the focus here goes beyond how to make a delicious meal.

Who are the people cooking your food? What is the strangest encounter they’ve had at dinnertime?

What do they really want you to order when you sit at their table?

Grate Conversation features sit-down interviews with chefs, managers and other staff who make their restaurant a second home for locals and visitors alike.

No question is off limits. Wine is close at hand.

Grate Conversation also can be found on YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV and Samsung smart TVs. You can follow Nat on Twitter @nat_cardona.