Foodies of the Year Photo Credit: Western Living

Introducing Our 2017 Foodies of the Year!

These chefs, bartenders, restaurateurs, producers and designers are making the West a delicious place to live.

From cheeky brewmasters to push-the-envelope chefs and every plant-based cheese disruptor in between, our top 10 Foodies of the Year are making the West the tastiest place to be.


From top to bottom, left to right:

THE COMMUNITY BUILDER
Nihal Elwan
Creator, Tayybeh, Vancouver

THE FIRE STARTER
Kevin Cam
Owner, Baijiu and North 53, Edmonton

THE RISKTAKER
Joël Watanabe
Owner/Chef, Kissa Tanto, Vancouver

THE VISIONARY
Matt Dumayne
Winemaker, Okanagan Crush Pad, Summerland

THE PLACE-MAKERS
Jayne and Suzanne Bradbury
Owners, The Fort Common, Victoria

THE COMPOSER
JP Pedhirney
Chef, Bridgette Bar, Calgary

THE TRANSFORMERS
Kate Allen, Kristen Lien and Kelly Morrison
Designers/Architects, Frank Architecture, Calgary

THE SILENT OPERATOR
Minoru Tamaru
Owner, Group Restaurants, Vancouver

THE CHEMIST
Karen McAthy
Owner/Chef, Blue Heron Creamery, Vancouver

THE HUSTLER
Graham With
Head Brewer, Parallel 49, Vancouver

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