Chef Josh Wolfe cooks the same way he lives: with a passion and desire to think outside of the box. He is not your average Gourmet Chef as he’s not afraid to get a little adventurous. Wolfe is a self-proclaimed “avid outdoorsman” with a passion for the wild, who believes that the cooking process doesn’t just start in the kitchen.
For Wolfe, it starts with hunting . This life of opened up a whole world of food for me. I question and look at how we do things from start to finish,” says Wolfe. His experience in the outdoors has taught him valuable lessons in awareness, knowledge and integrity for the products of his craft. In fact, Wolfe has learned that hunting and fishing are relative extensions of the cooking process.
It was through these lessons that Wolfe came up with the idea to start a company that creates dishes using fresh, local food sources. Incidentally, the company is named “Fresh Local Wild,” as these three words perfectly sum up what the company is all about.
Wolfe’s skillfully crafted dishes will be served from a large trailer with an impressive patio situated on Hastings at Burrard. Not only will Vancouver get to try locally sourced, fresh food, but they will be sampling the cooking of a highly skilled and accomplished fine dining Chef.
Wolfe was traditionally trained extensively in Toronto where one of his mentors was the accomplished Chef and TV personality, Marc Thuet. After learning all he could in the east, Wolfe brought his expertise to Vancouver where he worked as Executive Chef at Coast Restaurant.
Coast restaurant, with its seafood-heavy menu, allowed Wolfe to work with the types of food he loves fresh, local and wild. His training in fine French cuisine and having Chef Marc Thuet as his mentor helped him develop his skills but it’s his experience and exposure to the wild that have played the biggest role in shaping him into the chef, and businessman, he is today.
Today, Wolfe enjoys foraging and harvesting seasonal and regional delicacies. He brings fresh, locally sourced food to the streets with cooking skills that stem from classical training practices combined with contemporary beliefs. Although his background plays a role in his cooking style, it is the products and seasons that mainly inspire the style of Wolfe’s cooking.
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Stay tuned for Josh Wolfe's newest venture Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar coming soon to Yaletown (1043 Mainland St.)
Real Food, Fast!