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Quick bites with

Karen Kay

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Kaytering Whistler

Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

KK: Fresh, full of life and flavour. Organic and season. For wine, be open minded.

PQ: One food you avoided as a child and now enjoy?

KK: Asparagus.

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

KK: Fresh vegetables.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

KK: Escargot.

PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?

KK: Italy.

PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

KK: Lunch at Burrowing Owl Vineyard in Oliver, B.C.

PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?

KK: Potluck dinner at home with friends and family.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

KK: Every time someone appreciates my food.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

KK: Slow food (getting back to cooking food naturally), cottage industries and organic foods.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

KK: Fast foods, growth hormones, big corporates.

PQ: Who has had the biggest impact on your cooking or career?

KK: John Robbins.

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