Best Photo Moments of 2015

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another.

Here are some random shots of those people who I caught on camera.

Bartenders

Satoshi Yonemori at Grapes & Soda making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi Yonemori at Grapes & Soda making the Dante’s Handshake

Micky Valens at Wildebeest as he makes the El Kartel cocktail

Micky Valens at Wildebeest as he makes the El Kartel cocktail

Jose Rafael Borges at Juniper

Jose Rafael Borges at Juniper

Max Borrowman at Torafuku makes From Mexico with Love

Max Borrowman at Torafuku makes From Mexico with Love

Chefs

Chef Clement Chan at Torafuku

Chef Clement Chan at Torafuku

Chef Dan McGee at Au Comptoir

Chef Dan McGee at Au Comptoir

Chef Geoff Rogers at Blacktail

Chef Geoff Rogers at Blacktail

Chef Thien at Bodega on Main and the delicious Boquerones en Vinagre and the famous Albonigas

Chef Thien at Bodega on Main and the delicious Boquerones en Vinagre and the famous Albonigas

Chef Keith Pears, Chef James Thomson and Chef Candice Low of EBO Restaurant.

Chef Keith Pears, Chef James Thomson and Chef Candice Low of EBO Restaurant at Feast of Fields.

Executive Chef Tee-Jae Conwi (right) of Spencer's Lounge at Feast of Fields.

Executive Chef Tee-Jae Conwi (right) of Spencer’s Lounge at Feast of Fields.

Executive Chef Karan Suri (right) and Chef Jay Harris (middle) of Globe at YVR of Fairmont Vancouver Airport at Feast of Fields.

Executive Chef Karan Suri (right) and Chef Jay Harris (middle) of Globe at YVR of Fairmont Vancouver Airport at Feast of Fields.

Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde at Ancora Dining.

Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde at Ancora Dining.

Chef Ned Bell and Chef Liam Lewis (right) at Whole Foods collaboration dinner.

Chef Ned Bell and Chef Liam Lewis (right) at Whole Foods collaboration dinner.

Chef Tai of Bob Likes Thai Food at the Indian Summer Festival Gala.

Chef Tai of Bob Likes Thai Food at the Indian Summer Festival Gala.

Chef Enrique Menendez at Patron

Chef Enrique Menendez at Patron

Chef Ryan Reed at Nomad

Chef Ryan Reed at Nomad

Richard (aka Vanfoodster) with some Celebrities

Lawrence Ferber - Journalist (left), Uwe Boll - Film Director (middle) and Richard Wolak - Vanfoodster at Bauhaus Restaurant

Lawrence Ferber – Journalist (left), Uwe Boll – Film Director (middle) and Richard Wolak – Vanfoodster at Bauhaus Restaurant

With Chef Mark McEwan (right)

With Chef Mark McEwan (right)

Me with Thor Diakow -TV host (left) over some pizza while he judges in my pizza challenge

Me with Thor Diakow -TV host (left) over some pizza while he judges in my pizza challenge

Lynda Steele -- Radio Host (left) and me on @CKNW980 #BestandtheFoodiest

Lynda Steele — Radio Host (left) and me on @CKNW980 #BestandtheFoodiest celebrating her first day hosting and our first show together.

Michael Eckford - Radio Host (left) and I celebrating Chinese New Year @CKNW on the #BestandtheFoodiest

Michael Eckford – Radio Host (left) and I celebrating Chinese New Year @CKNW on the #BestandtheFoodiest

Drex @drexlive - Radio Host (left) joined me on a historic restaurant weekday brunch Food tour in East Van where we ate at The Roundel .

Drex @drexlive – Radio Host at CKNW (left) joined me on a historic restaurant weekday brunch Food tour in East Van where we ate at The Roundel .

On the News

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News 'Saturday Chef' with hosts Leigh Kjekstad and Jay Janower with Chef Sue Culm of Darby's in Kits #ChiliChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News ‘Saturday Chef’ with hosts Leigh Kjekstad and
Jay Janower along with Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Sue Culm of Darby’s in Kits #ChiliChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News 'Saturday Chef' with host Leigh Kjekstad, Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Tai Luong Nguyen of Linh Cafe #MeatballChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News ‘Saturday Chef’ with host Leigh Kjekstad, Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Tai Luong Nguyen of Linh Cafe #MeatballChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News 'Saturday Chef' with hosts Leigh Kjekstad and Jay Janower along with Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Jeff Miller of Argan Bistro #CalamariChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News ‘Saturday Chef’ with hosts Leigh Kjekstad and
Jay Janower along with Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Jeff Miller of Argan Bistro #CalamariChallengeYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News 'Saturday Chef' with host Sonia Beeksma along with Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Keev Mah of Sai Woo #TastingPlatesYVR

On the Global BC Weekend Morning News ‘Saturday Chef’ with host Sonia Beeksma along with Richard Wolak (vanfoodster) and Chef Keev Mah of Sai Woo #TastingPlatesYVR

Friendly Faces

Sons of Vancouver

Sons of Vancouver

Rafik Douk - Server at Reflections Bar

Rafik Douk – Server at Reflections Bar

Paul Kõvamees - Kombucha Brewer at O5 Tea

Paul Kõvamees – Kombucha Brewer at O5 Tea

The server at Hy's Steakhouse playing with fire as he makes my Bananas Foster

The server at Hy’s Steakhouse playing with fire as he makes my Bananas Foster

Dan Garcia (right) with his Churros Ice Cream Sandwich at Hugo's Churros

Dan Garcia (right) with his Churros Ice Cream Sandwich at Hugo’s Churros

There were so many people that I met this past year, these are just some of the special photos moments out of thousands of photos.

By: Richard Wolak