Best Photo Moments of 2016

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 Vikram Vij

Chefs Rob Clarke and Brian Luptak of The Arbor

Chefs team of West Oak

Cooking Tableside at Hy’s

Paul Teixeira – Ragazzi Pizza

Chef Stefan Hartmann at Bauhaus Restaurant

Chef Ned Bell of the Vancouver Aquarium

Chef David Robertson of The Apron Cooking School

Pastry Chef Candace of EBO Restaurant with her delicious Squash Tart

Chef Phil Scarfone of Nightingale Restaurant (center) with Dom and Frank of Via Tevere Pizzeria

Chef Robert Uy of The Apron

Chef Parinya Lopston – Ban Chok Dee

Chef George Kerasiotis (left) and Richard Wolak, aka Vanfoodster (right)

Chef Yen Do of House Special

Chefs Maria-Elena (L) and her daughter Greysy de la Rosa (R) of Patron Tacos & Cantina

Chef Giuseppe Cortinovis of Nightingale

Chef Alex Hon (l) and Chef Quang Dang of West Restaurant


Brewers, Bartenders and industry folk

Vern and Sam of Parkside Brewery

Robyn Gray of Prohibition Bar

Sabrine Dhaliwal of UVA Vancouver

Jayton Paul – Winner of Nightingale


Richard (aka Vanfoodster) with some Celebrities

Chef Mark McEwan (L) and Richard Wolak aka Vanfoodser (R)

On the Global BC TV Morning News #SaturdayChef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit of U & I Thai and host Lynn Colliar

Lynda Steele — Radio Host (left) and me on @CKNW980 #BestandtheFoodiest celebrating national donut day

On Global BC TV Morning News with Host Lynn Colliar, and Chef Manos Grammatikogiannis of Nammos who made his Greek style Beef Ragout

Filiming at Q Shi Q fwith host Joe Leary or BC Brew on Tap show for Shaw TV with Chef Hiro Amano


Server at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Terra Breads Butter Croissant with The Farm House Natural Cheeses Fromage Frais and Nectarine Preserve, made with nectarines from Parsons Farm

Server at Bodega on Main

Server with Fois Gras Cherry Lollypops at Holt Renfrew Cafe

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

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