Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
Whats your food philosophy in 25 words or less?
JW: Use the freshest and best local products possible. Treat things simply and let natural flavours come out.
One food you cant live without?
JW: Double-smoked bacon.
Weirdest thing youve ever eaten?
JW: Lamb testicles.
Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
JW: Alsace, France.
Most memorable meal?
JW: Three-star Michelin meal in Strasbourg.
Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
JW: Let the team cook for me at Araxis.
Greatest professional moment?
JW: First job with Top Table.
Best trend in food/restaurants?
JW: Utilizing regional product.
Worst trend in food/restaurants?
JW: Excessive use of foams.
JW: My wife, Tina Walt.