Best Photo Moments of 2017

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.


Chef Giovanni Trigona (c), Frenchy of Coast Restaurant (l) and Chef Umberto Menghi guest at the Italian Kitchen opening party (r)

Chef Maritza Orellana at Bodega on Main

Chef Vikram Vij & Chef Stefan Hartman

Chef Mark Singson

Peter Fong of Ganache Patisserie

Chef Felix Yau at Fife Bakery

Chef Nik Lim

Chef Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s

Chef Dario Rossi cracking open the crusting on the Salt Crusted Sea Bass

Chefs Thomas Haas and Steven Tran of Thomas Haas

The Chefs team Emily, Deniz, Dan. at Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Chef Jason Labahn at Honey Salt with the Salted Honey Pie

Tayybeh Syrian Kitchen chefs at the Indian Summer Festival gala

Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin of the Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler


Cookbook Authors

Chef Caren McSherry

Brad Hill – Author of The Gastown Foodie

Karen McAthy – author

Lee Murphy – Author of The Preservatory

Ryan Slater and Zach Berman, Co-Authors of The Juice Truck Book


Baristas, Brewers, Bartenders and industry folk

Taketo Mizue at Milano Coffee

Barista at Dalina

Sergio Grandolfo , Bar Manager at Cacao

Bartender Max Borrowman of Juniper and his El Diablo

Sommelier Luc Trottier

Anthony Langner of Steel & Oak Brewing

Dan Schell of Peacock & Martin

Marc Roberts of Backcountry Brewing

Ian Widgery of the Welcome Parlour

Server Tiffany at 1886 Restaurant with the Imperial Peking Duck


Richard (aka Vanfoodster) with some Celebrities

Drex (L) and Richard Wolak aka Vanfoodser (R) at CKNW

Richard Wolak (L) and Jody Vance (R)

Zahra Alani (L) and Richard Wolak (R) co-hosts Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW

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