Q&A with Jesse Friesen: “We’ll become a dining destination”

Interview by Gregory Furgala | Photo by Will Bergmann Jesse Friesen, executive chef for Pizzeria Gusto Group, has bussed tables, run restaurants and won national cooking competitions, and he did it all in Winnipeg. While the city is rarely mentioned alongside Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, Friesen says it’s enjoying a culinary renaissance and catching up […]

Q&A with chef Jeremy Luypen: “We’re a family”

Interview by Gregory Furgala In February, the Culinary Federation elected chef Jeremy Luypen as its new western regional vice president. Based in Kelowna, B.C., Luypen has built a career working in the Okanagan Valley, where he’s currently the executive winery chef at Summerhill Winery and an instructor in Okanagan College’s culinary arts program, his alma […]

Q&A with Chef Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy Kitchens (Toronto); JK Fries (Toronto); Windows by Jamie Kennedy (Niagara Falls, Ont.); former chef/owner of Gilead Café and Wine Bar (Toronto) Biographical Information Education: Began apprenticeship in October, 1974; attended George Brown College Culinary Program, 1976-77 Career Path: Apprenticeship, Windsor Arms Hotel (Toronto); Saucier, Millcroft Inn (Alton, Ont.); employed at various other restaurants […]