Interview with Mark Winrob. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Mark talks about his family's history, his childhood and career, and his extensive travels around the world. He introduced tapas to Vancouver through his restaurant, Las Tapas. Later on, Mark opened Fatso’s Barbecue and Smoke House and Smoking Crust later on. He describes each restaurant and reflects upon the changing food scene in Vancouver.
Interview with Jane Cherry. Interviewed by Alyssa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Jane talks about her father Sam's restaurants, including Fruit Bowl, Fish and Oyster Bar, and Love's Cafe. She describes each business's concept and menu, and discusses the shift in Vancouver's food scene.
Interview with Renee Kursan. Interviewed by Sara Bernstein. Renee talks about her family's history, her childhood, education, and her career as a nurse. She compares Jewish life in South Africa to Canada and discusses culture, race, and the Apartheid.
Interview with Marcena Croy. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Marcena talks about her and her late husband John Levine's (d. April 17, 2012) restaurants, including John's Pizzarama, Brother John's, Emilio's, The Butcher, and Broadway Cafe. Marcena talks about the concepts, timeline, and operation of these restaurants and reflects upon their role in developing the Vancouver food scene.
Interview with Janna Ginsberg. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Janna talks about her family's history and her experiences growing up with Jewish food. She describes her background in horticulture and talks extensively about her catering business and restaurant, Janna's Select Catering and Tudor Rose. Janna reflects on the food scene in Victoria over the years.
Interview with Carole Malkin. Interviewed by Jane Cherry for The Scribe, 2018. Carole talks about her family's history and their restaurants in Vancouver, including Skipper Seafoods, The Fish and Oyster Bar, and The Dollhouse. Carole talks about her childhood and involvement in the Jewish community, including United Synagogue Youth, Young Judea, and Camp Hatikvah.
Interview with Mark James. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Mark describes the role food played in his childhood, Vancouver's changing food scene, and his own transition from the clothing business to food. He talks about the restaurants and brewpubs he opened in Vancouver, including FIASCO, Flying Beaver, Yaletown Brewing Co., and Red Truck.
Interview with Bill Levine. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Bill talks about his family's history, his childhood and education in Vancouver, and his career. He also talks about his late brother John Levine (d. April 17, 2012) who had owned and operated John's Pizzarama. Bill discusses his involvement in the community through organizations such as Jewish Committee Foundation and UBC Board of Governors among many others.
Interview with Earl Morris. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Earl talks extensively about his family's Vancouver restaurants, The Red Onion and Bigsby’s the Bakehouse. He describes the challenges they faced in starting up and operating the restaurants, and reflects upon the role of the Jewish community and the overall changing Vancouver food scene.