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Announcing the finalists for Western Living’s 2015 Foodies of the Year!

Our shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western Canadians who are reimagining the way we eat.

A big congratulations to the shortlisted finalists for Western Living‘s 2015 Foodies Of The Year. These finalists are the restaurateurs, chefs, sommeliers, producers and activists who are shaping the way we eat in the West.

Who will be among the ten Western Living Foodies of the Year for 2015? Stay tuned for our March 2015 issue for the results!


Dustin Bajer, Urban agriculture teacher

Alison Bieber, Chef
Black Pig Bistro, Calgary

Dave Bohati, Chef
MARKET, Calgary

Nathin Bye, Chef/Owner
&27, Edmonton

Shane Chartrand, Chef
River Cree Resort & Casino, Edmonton

James Coleridge, Owner
Bella Gelateria, Vancouver

Aman Dosanj, Chef/Co-Owner
Poppadoms, Kelowna, BC

Matt Dumayne, Winemaker
Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland, BC

Kristian Eligh, Chef de Cuisine
Hawksworth Restaurant, Vancouver

Brooke Fader & Oliver Kienast
Slow Food Canada and Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, BC

Josie Fenton & Blair Casey, Owners
Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream, Vancouver

Tyler Harlton, Owner
TH Wines, Summerland, BC

Daniel Hudson, Chef/Owner
Hudson’s On First, Duncan, BC

Jacqueline Jacek, Owner
JACEK Chocolate Couture, Sherwood Park, AB

Luc Jean, Chef and Culinary Instructor
Jane’s and Red River College, Winnipeg

Robbie Kane, Owner
Café Medina, Vancouver

Jason Leizert, Chef/Owner
Salted Brick, Kelowna, BC

Gez McAlpine, Bartender
The Keefer Bar, Vancouver

Ryan Mason & Cathryn Sprague, Founders
Reclaim Urban Farm, Edmonton

Brad Miller, Chef/Owner
Bistro Wagon Rouge, Vancouver

Karine Moulin, Pastry Chef
Hotels Arts, Calgary

Nicholas Nutting & Andre McGillivray, Chef/Business Manager
Wolf in the Fog, Tofino, BC

Justin O’Reilly & Tania Friesen, Chef/Owners
Nosh Eatery & Tap, Saskatoon

Jessica Pelland, Chef
Charcut Roast House, Calgary

Matt Phillips, Owner
Phillips Brewing Company, Victoria

Milton Rebello, Chef
Wascana Country Club, Regina

Gwendolyn Richards, Author and Columnist
Pucker: A Cookbook for Citrus Lovers and Calgary Herald, Calgary

Kaeli Robinson & Jason Sussman, Chefs/Owners
Tacofino, Tofino, BC

Brad Royale, Sommelier and Judge
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and WineAlign, Calgary

Jenny Rustemeyer & Grant Baldwin, Filmmakers
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story by Peg Leg Films, Vancouver

Grant Sceney, Bartender
Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

Mike Scorgie, Chef/Owner
Nomad Mobile Kitchen and Woodwork, Edmonton

RD Stewart, Chef
Red Door Bistro, Whistler, BC

Evelyn Takoff, Chef
Micro Bar + Bites, Kelowna, BC

Emily Walker, Sommelier
YEW seafood + bar at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Brock Windsor, Chef
Stone Soup Inn, Lake Cowichan, BC

Jason Yamasaki, Sommelier
Chambar, Vancouver

Wesley Young, Chef
Wildebeest, Vancouver

Sam & Jane Yuen, Chefs/Owners
Odd Couple, Saskatoon


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