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!CRMR_JAN15_800x180pxDustin Bajer, Urban agriculture teacherEdmontonAlison Bieber, ChefBlack Pig Bistro, CalgaryDave Bohati, ChefMARKET, CalgaryNathin Bye, Chef/Owner&27, EdmontonShane Chartrand, ChefRiver Cree Resort & Casino, EdmontonJames Coleridge, OwnerBella Gelateria, VancouverAman Dosanj, Chef/Co-OwnerPoppadoms, Kelowna, BCMatt Dumayne, WinemakerOkanagan Crush Pad, Summerland, BCKristian Eligh, Chef de CuisineHawksworth Restaurant, VancouverBrooke Fader & Oliver KienastSlow Food Canada and Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, BCJosie Fenton & Blair Casey, OwnersRain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream, VancouverTyler Harlton, OwnerTH Wines, Summerland, BCDaniel Hudson, Chef/OwnerHudson’s On First, Duncan, BCJacqueline Jacek, OwnerJACEK Chocolate Couture, Sherwood Park, ABLuc Jean, Chef and Culinary InstructorJane’s and Red River College, WinnipegRobbie Kane, OwnerCafé Medina, VancouverJason Leizert, Chef/OwnerSalted Brick, Kelowna, BCGez McAlpine, BartenderThe Keefer Bar, VancouverRyan Mason & Cathryn Sprague, FoundersReclaim Urban Farm, EdmontonBrad Miller, Chef/OwnerBistro Wagon Rouge, VancouverKarine Moulin, Pastry ChefHotels Arts, CalgaryNicholas Nutting & Andre McGillivray, Chef/Business ManagerWolf in the Fog, Tofino, BCJustin O’Reilly & Tania Friesen, Chef/OwnersNosh Eatery & Tap, SaskatoonJessica Pelland, ChefCharcut Roast House, CalgaryMatt Phillips, OwnerPhillips Brewing Company, VictoriaMilton Rebello, ChefWascana Country Club, ReginaGwendolyn Richards, Author and ColumnistPucker: A Cookbook for Citrus Lovers and Calgary Herald, CalgaryKaeli Robinson & Jason Sussman, Chefs/OwnersTacofino, Tofino, BCBrad Royale, Sommelier and JudgeCanadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and WineAlign, CalgaryJenny Rustemeyer & Grant Baldwin, FilmmakersJust Eat It: A Food Waste Story by Peg Leg Films, VancouverGrant Sceney, BartenderFairmont Pacific Rim, VancouverMike Scorgie, Chef/OwnerNomad Mobile Kitchen and Woodwork, EdmontonRD Stewart, ChefRed Door Bistro, Whistler, BCEvelyn Takoff, ChefMicro Bar + Bites, Kelowna, BCEmily Walker, SommelierYEW seafood + bar at the Four Seasons Hotel, VancouverBrock Windsor, ChefStone Soup Inn, Lake Cowichan, BCJason Yamasaki, SommelierChambar, VancouverWesley Young, ChefWildebeest, VancouverSam & Jane Yuen, Chefs/OwnersOdd Couple, Saskatoon