Brunch with Andrew Sosa at Catch 122

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along with the type of service and selection of dishes. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places and, at the same time, I will be joined by a notable personality who may be a Film Producer or Director, Musician, Arts Festival Director, Actor or other well-known individual for Brunch at restaurants in and around Vancouver.

Andrew Sosa

Andrew Sosa

For my Seventieth first brunch in this series, I was joined by Andrew Sosa who is a radio personality at KISS FM radio over brunch at Catch 122 in Gastown.

Andrew grew up in Richmond, he is a graduate of the radio broadcasting program at BCIT; he worked at The Beat on the Kid Carson Show; as well as the Kid Carson show on Kiss FM. He is currently co-hosting KISS Breakfast weekday mornings on KISS FM.

You can follow Andrew Sosa on Twitter @AndrewOnKiSS

What got you into Radio, and broadcasting?

Since highschool I was always involved in acting, student council and everything that got me into the spotlight. After high school graduation, I did the radio program at BCIT. I interned with the Beat and interned on the Kid Carson show.

Where did you go to school for radio/broadcasting?

BCIT – 2 year program

How hard or easy was it to find your first job?

My internship at the Beat helped me get my foot in the door and I also worked in promotions at Bell Media while I was going to school.

Have there been any notable personalities you have interviewed over the years, if so who?

Ryan Locktee

Arman VanBuren

Kaskade

Alessia Cara

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

Top 40

If you could tell me about 3 of your favourite concerts of all time which ones would those be?

Bruno Mars at Rogers Arena

Taylor Swift at BC Place

Watch the Throne Tour – Kanye West and Jay z

Caesar

Caesar

Truffle-scented Mushroom Omelette

Truffle-scented Mushroom Omelette

Chorizo Hash

Chorizo Hash

Andrew had the Truffle-scented Mushroom Omelette green as grass farm 3-egg omelette, seasonal wild and cultivated mushrooms, goat cheese, yukon nugget potato hash and a Caesar; while Richard had the Chorizo Hash house-made chorizo sausage, green kale, goat cheese, yukon nugget potato hash and an Iced Americano.

What foods do you like?

Pizza

Curry

Peruvian- home made Paella and Ceviche

What are your favourite restaurants in Vancouver?

Parlour Yaletown

Cactus Club in English Bay

Tandoori Kona in Richmond

What do you want your listeners to learn from listening to your radio show?

To be entertained, informed, keeping it positive to start the day, connection with the 3 of us.

What do you do in your off time?

Family time and friends

Swimming

Running

Socialize – events where there are lots of people

Who are your mentors?

Kid Carson (going into the broadcasting industry).

What inspires you?

How radio is changing even though there is an am/fm radio dial appealing to the audience.

What’s next for you or what’s on the horizon?

Just launched Kiss Breakfast with Randy Chase, myself and Susie Hill which airs 6am-10am weekdays

 

Style: A La Carte

Attire: Casual

Time: Daily 9am – 4pm

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Menu: http://www.catch122.ca/brunch/

For Reservations call 604-731-3474

Stay tuned to my next guest Interview along with the next Brunch in and around Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak