Category Archive: Interviews

Feb 11

My chat with Evelyn Chau, author of Have Some Dim Sum

Evelyn Chau, author of Have Some Dim Sum

So if someone writes a cookbook you’d expect them to have a culinary background, right? Well as one so-called politician likes to say, “WRONG!”. Evelyn Chau’s professional background includes a long list of top TV, radio and print media companies including the CBC, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, EnRoute, Chatelaine, and Hemispheres. After working at these companies …

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Oct 24

Meet Anthony Spinley of North Shore Pie Co & enter for a chance to win a family sized pie

Anthony Spinley, owner of North Shore Pie Co., didn’t begin where one might expect of a chef. After spending time snowboarding in his native New Zealand, he moved to Australia where he started working on boats. He then came to Canada, and after taking Environmental Studies became a certified arborist. While in Canada, he met …

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Jul 15

Salar Madadi – The Man Behind Hamilton’s MeatVentures And Pokeh

Looking at all that Salar Madadi has accomplished, one would think he’s been in the food business for quite some time. In reality, his current path is fairly recent. An IT expert for 13 years, Salar decided to leave IT behind and follow his passion for cooking. It started when he began to entering BBQ …

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Mar 08

Interview with Matt Dean Pettit and a giveaway

To say that Matt Dean Pettit has an eclectic resumé would be quite the understatement. He has gone from being a busboy in Midland, Ontario, to semi pro rugby player in Edinburgh, Scotland, to travelling the world as a sales representative with Moët & Chandon, and he’s not even close to finishing up that resumé. …

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Jan 21

Ford Canada CEO Dianne Craig on her past, auto manufacturing in Canada, and, her favorite restaurant

It’s not everyday one gets to interview a CEO of a billion dollar company, especially when one started off their blogging ‘career’ as a food blogger, and yet that was exactly the opportunity I got last week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Dianne Craig is the CEO of Ford Canada, and Vernon Chang (VC), …

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Nov 06

Interview with Sebastian Gallucci, owner of Che foodtruck

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue saying it, I envy the shit out of those people who have the balls to get up and walk away from a stable career in order to pursue their dreams into the rocky world of the food industry. Sebastian Gallucci, owner of Che, is one of those people who I’ve …

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Oct 26

Interview with Chef Forrest Liu of Carmen’s Steakhouse

A few weeks ago the fine folks at Zomato Canada invited me to one of their #ZomatoMeetups at Carmen’s Steakhouse. Zomato is, at it’s core, a local restaurant guide, but, it’s also the world’s largest restaurant guide. Their guides cover over 10,000 restaurants in over 22 countries, yeah, they’re that big! A meetup consists of a …

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Jul 20

Meet Harry Lalousis, Mustard Sommelier

How many types or flavours of mustard can you name? Personally I knew of two types: yellow and Dijon (unless you consider whole grain mustard as a different type, then I change my answer to three). Thankfully, the folks at Maille Canada came to my rescue and opened my eyes to the wide variety of flavours …

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Apr 29

Meet Matt Basile, aka, Fidel Gastro

I’ve said this before and, and I’ll say it again, I truly admire a person who has the balls to get up and walk away from their corporate gig in order to pursue their dream. Matt Basile, aka, Fidel Gastro is one of those people. His career took him from an ad agency, to the meat …

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Mar 06

Tegan Woo of Amoda Tea

Amoda Tea is an online tea shop that operates out of Vancouver. I was introduced to owner, Tegan Woo by Stephanie Caruso, one of my fellow Belly Monsters. Tegan is one of those entrepreneurs who has a very diverse career path before landing feet first into a position that makes them happy and one that they …

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