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James Buchanan, Head Chef, Hy’s Restaurant


PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

JB: Simple food made well.

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

JB: All kinds of mushrooms.

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

JB: Pasta.

PQ: One ingredient you can’t live without?

JB: Fresh produce.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

JB: Beluga whale sashimi.

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

JB: Japan.

PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

JB: My birthday at Hy’s.

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

JB: Bear Foot.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

JB: Being asked to take over at Hy’s.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

JB: Fresh local food.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

JB: Overtly pretentious menus.