Interview with Marcus Stiller. Interviewed by David Goldman for The Scribe, 2018. Marcus talks about his experience in running restaurants in Israel and South Africa before opening Fish Cafe in Vancouver. He discusses the role of the Jewish and local community on his business and his future plans with the restaurant.
Interview with Aaron Kafka. Interviewed by Michael Schwartz for The Scribe, 2018. Aaron talks about his experiences with coffee shops and cafes before he decided to open Kafka's in Vancouver. He talks about how his coffee shop sets him apart from competition, the city's shifting food scene, and the importance of relationships in the Jewish community.
Interview with Serge Haber. Interviewed by Gary Averbach for The Scribe, 2018. Serge talks extensively about his acquisition and operation of Kaplan's Deli between 1981 to 2000, before he sold the business.
Interview with Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock. Interviewed by Gary Averbach for The Scribe, 2018. Rabbi Avraham talks about the founding and operation of Kosher Check (formerly BC Kosher), on which he serves as supervising rabbi.
Interview with Ivan and Lynette Buchman. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Prior to their immigration to Canada, Ivan and Lynette owned a franchise of 17 bakeries in South Africa named Bread Ahead. In Vancouver, the couple opened their restaurant Enigma, which they ran for 13 years before its sale in 2017. Post-retirement, Ivan and Lynette produce and sell sticky toffee pudding across specialty supermarkets.
Interview with Efrem (Eppy) Rappaport. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Eppy talks about the foods he ate growing up, and how he came to own the original Omnitsky Kosher in Winnipeg before opening more stores in Vancouver. He compares the Jewish and non-Jewish clientele in Vancouver to Winnipeg and discusses the difficulties of operating a kosher deli.
Interview with Adam Granot. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Adam talks about how his family came to open Breka, a chain of bakeries across Vancouver. He describes the challenges they faced in starting and growing the business, and reflects upon Vancouver's changing food scene.
Interview with Susan Mendelson. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Susan talks about her family's history, her upbringing in Toronto, and her first baking ventures in Vancouver. She became a regular on CBC Radio before eventually opening her own catering company, Lazy Gourmet. Susan talks extensively about her experiences in the business.
Interview with Leah Markovitch. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Leah describes the foods of her childhood and talks in depth about her bagel shop, Solly's Bagels. She recalls the start up and operation of their shop, the tweaking of Jewish recipes, and the changing population and food scene in Vancouver. Leah talks extensively about evolving Jewish cuisine, culture, and identity.