Foodies of the Year

2013 Foodies of the Year

We’re half a decade into this exercise of scouring the West in search of the young turks who are shaping (and shaking up) the way we eat, shop and drink, and narrowing the list to just 40 has become progressively more difficult each year. All of which underscores the point that living here—with its near-perfect blend of urban and rural, beauty and bounty—is the ideal place to be a foodie.

Foodies of the Year

2012 Foodies of The Year

This year’s feted include ranchers, drink-slingers and everyone in between. The thing they all have in common? A youthful approach to using the bounty of the West with passion and zeal.

Foodies of the Year

2011 Foodies Of The Year

They’re young, talented and pretty damn confident. From Edmonton’s 27-year-old foodie blog queen to the 30-year-old chef who’s upending Vancouver’s Italian scene, these are the men and women reinventing how we eat in the West.