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.
For my forty sixth brunch in this series, I was joined by Radio Host at The Peak FM Edward Vint at The Teahouse in Stanley Park.
Edward was born and raised in the Lower Mainland, He holds a diploma in Broadcast Journalism and his BCRPA Fitness Leader designation. He loves music, pop culture and people. He has worked in the event and music industry at MTV, Universal Music & Live Nation. Ed has been the Weekend Host at 102.7 FM The Peak for the past while and is now hosting and promoting various segments at the station.
What got you into Radio, specifically hosting on radio ?
As a kid I used to watch WKRP in Cincinnati with my parents. I played radio show with everyone around the kitchen table for years. Later I went to Columbia Academy then worked in broadcasting, then the music industry, then worked at CITR for 2 years then The Peak Radio.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Going to Burning Man (10 days in the dessert with nothing, survival camping)
Have there been any notable musicians you have interviewed over the years, if so who?
- Lady Gaga
- Fallout Boy
- Rob Zombie
- Alt J
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
- Much Music
- Credence Clearwater Revival
- Top 40
- Ace of Base
What was it like working for MTV?
Unique experience and it was on my bucket list. I got a job on MTV as a Production Assistant, then did some news in their Vancouver office and it was great.
If you could estimate the number of concerts you have seen how many would that number be?
More than a thousand
If you could tell me about 3 of your favourite concerts of all time which ones would those be?
1) Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope Tour
2) The Killers at the Vogue
3) Arman Van Buren at VCC
What are 2 of your favourite music festivals that you have attended in the past year?
1) Squamish Valley Music Festival
2) Bumpershoot in Seattle
What foods do you like?
Fresh, local, organic
What are your favourite restaurants in Vancouver?
- Tacofino Commissary
- Acme Cafe
Ed and Richard each had a platter of Confit Duck Arancini, Smoked Salmon Scones, and Bacon Wrapped Scallop and the Lobster Salad with Thai Vinaigrette; Ed then had the Smoked Salmon Raft; and Richard had the Salmon Burger. Ed had the Lemon Tart for dessert, while Richard had an Espresso Macchiato.
What do you want your listeners to learn from listening to you on the radio?
Share things that I think would make people happy. Give people something positive for their day and make them happy.
What do you do in your off time?
- Cooking and organizing dinner parties
- Dancing with friends
Where is your favourite vacation spot (outside of Canada)?
Where is your favourite vacation spot in BC?
Do you come from a broadcasting family?
Not at all, my dad is in refridgeration and my mom is a teacher
What advice would you offer to a musician looking to make it big?
1) Stay true to yourself and what you want to be as an artist
2) Try to find a way to connect to your fans
3) Network and meet lots and lots of people
Where was your most recent musical trip?
Robyn in Seattle
Who are your mentors?
- Tamara Stanners
- Simone Grewal
- Susie Wall
Who inspires you now?
On a day to day basis my friends inspire me to be better and the best I can be. My supporting me.
What inspires you?
Seeing other people fulfill their dreams. Whether you want to be a singer, athlete, dancer or chef.
What’s next for you or what’s on the horizon?
- Working a little bit in myacting career
- YouTube video blogging
- A new show on The Peak FM
Style: a La Carte
Attire: Smart Casual
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 3:00pm
Stanley Park , Vancouver
For Reservations, please call 604.669.3281
Stay tuned to my next guest Interview along with the next Brunch in and around Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak