And the winners are…

These are the chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers and activists shaping food
culture in Western Canada… and our world is all the more delicious for their passion, dedication and knife skills. We’re thrilled to introduce your 2019 Foodies of the Year.

From left to right, top to bottom:

The Dynamo
Darren MacLean
Chef and Owner, Shokunin and Barshoku, Calgary

The Connector
Wendy Au Yeung
Founder, Happy Woman Kitchen, Vancouver

The Leaders of the Pack
Jason and Alayne MacIsaac
Distillers, Sheringham Distillery, Sooke B.C.

The Quiet Visionary
Michael Shindler
Winemaker, A Sunday in August, Vancouver/Kelowna

The Rising Stars
Joe and Blessing Obirai
Owners/Bakers, BeeRain Bakery, Saskatoon

The Collectivists
Richard Sehmer and Andrew Harris
Founders, Craft Collective Beerworks, Vancouver

The Merrymaker
Rachel Zottenberg
Restaurateur, Rachel and David Inc., Vancouver

The Bridge Builder
Rae Kung
Director, Chinese Restaurant Awards, Vancouver

The Imperfectionist
Gianmarco Colannino
Owner/Burgerslinger, Trans Am, Vancouver

The Ambassador
Shane Chartrand
Chef, SC Restaurant at River Cree, Edmonton