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Quick Bites

Love, the ultimate ingredient



Quick bites with

Scott Whelan

General manager, Teppan Village Japanese Steak House

Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

SW: Fresh food, a good atmosphere.

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

SW: Bagels and cream cheese.

PQ: One ingredient you can’t live without?

SW: Love.

PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?

SW: Different wines.

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

SW: Tomatoes.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

SW: Homemade frogs’ legs.

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become involved in the food industry?

SW: Three years ago when I was looking for a change in lifestyle.

PQ: What’s your solution for a last minute meal?

SW: Pasta.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

SW: Fresh food.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

SW: Deep-fried fast food.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

SW: There have been many great moments and I am still expecting many more.

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

SW: Tuscany.

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

SW: Rimrock Café.

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

SW: My bicycle.

PQ: Who has been the most influential person on your career?

SW: My father, who instilled a good work ethic in me.