Co-owner/operator, Ingrid’s Village Cafe
Photos and text by Maureen Provençal
PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?
FM: We like to offer fresh homestyle, healthy cooking at a good value for money.
PQ: One food you can’t live without?
FM: Crispy bacon.
PQ: One ingredient you can’t live without?
PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?
PQ: One food you avoided as a child and now love?
FM: Brussels sprouts.
PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
FM: Sweet corn ice cream, in Thailand. It was disgusting!
PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?
FM: At the Trattoria, sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen. It was a great experience and a wonderful atmosphere.
PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a cook?
FM: The opportunity to become the co-owner of Ingrid’s came up suddenly. I felt it would be a good challenge. It has also gotten me more tuned into Whistler’s future.
PQ: What’s your solution for a last minute meal?
PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?
FM: Fresh, healthy, good quality and well-priced food.
PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?
FM: Fast foods.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
FM: Taking on Ingrid’s.
PQ: Where would you go to eat, if you could go anywhere in the world?
PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
FM: Rimrock Café.
PQ: What brought you to Whistler?
FM: I came out on holiday to visit family and kept coming back. I eventually made it my home.