IG LIVE with @vanfoodster is an instagram live show hosted by Richard Wolak aka @vanfoodster
Launched in May 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic, the show features leaders in the restaurant and hospitality industry talking all things food and more! The show now takes place on Thursday’s; currently at 2pm PT, however times may change depending on guests.
Each show features one guest talking with Richard Wolak (aka @vanfoodster) about a specific theme that relates to their business and/or professional role. Guests are local as well as from across Canada and beyond.
Schedule of Upcoming Guests
March 11 at 2pm — Emad Yacoub, President and CEO, Glowbal Restaurant Group @glowbalgroup
March 18 at 2pm — Chef Vikram Vij – Celebrity Chef and Co-owner @eatdrinkvijs, owner @my.shanti
Episode 14 — Aaron Surman @sugar_wizard (Culinary Director of @nemesis.coffee ) View the show here
Episode 13 — Bruno Feldeisen @brunofeldeisen (Cookbook Author of Baking with Bruno, Judge @cbcbakingshow on CBC/Netflix/Amazon Prime) – View the show here
Episode 12 — Daniel Frankel @dgbars (Founder/CEO @tapandbarrel group / @brewhall beer co) and now owns @BridgesVancouver – View the show here
Episode 11 — Chef Pailin Chongchitnant @hotthaikitchen (Cookbook Author of Hot Thai Kitchen, host of TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel PailinsKitchen) — View the show here
Episode 10 — @paul.grunberg (Owner/Operator of @savio_volpe @pepinosspaghettihouse and @caffelatana ) – View the show here
Episode 9 — Meeru Dhalwala @eatdrinkvijs (Co-Owner/Chef Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants) – View the show here
Episode 8 — Ezra Cipes @summerhillwine (CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery) – View the show here
Episode 7 — Chef Sean Reeve @chefseanreeve- (Executive Chef and Co-owner of @saymercyyvr and @themackenzieroom ) and Cody Dodds @codydodds (General Manager) – View the show here.
Episode 6 — Marc Roberts @backcountrymarc (Co-Founder of @backcountrybrewing) — View the show here
Episode 5 — Chef Keith Pears @keith_pears (Executive Chef at the soon to open @wtoronto , Chopped Canada winner Season 3) — View the show here
Episode 4 — Chef Matt Astorga @the_mattinthehat (Chef, recipe developer, and previously on @masterchefcda season 3) — View the show here
Episode 3 — Jess Reno @nemesis.coffee (Founder of Nemesis Coffee) — View the show here
Episode 2 — Cassandra Anderton @goodlifevan (Food writer, blogger, and broadcaster) — View the show here
Episode 1 — James Coleridge @gelatobyjames.yvr (Gelato maker)