About Chefs' Choice Cookbook

Whistler has a long and storied relationship with food. In its earliest days as a destination fishing resort, the fare was fresh, honest and satisfying. Then as the community grew to become a No.1 ski resort, its relationship with cuisine became a passion.

It's one of the reasons Pique, Whistler's long-standing and revered newsmagazine, decided to ask local eateries to share their mouth-watering recipes weekly — and over the years it has collected hundreds. It was a way for Whistler to celebrate the amazing chefs who work here and the restaurants they have made famous. It was a way for visitors to capture a memory of their stay and recreate it at home until they could come back again. Now, with this cookbook you can open to any page and be reminded of one of a score of meals enjoyed in Whistler made right in your own kitchen.

Photography by David Buzzard

David BuzzardStarting as a newspaper photographer while still in high school, David Buzzard moved to South Africa in 1994 to cover the end of apartheid, working for the Durban Daily News, Sunday Times, and Weekly Mail & Guardian newspapers. While he was the Durban photographer for the Mail & Guardian newspaper, it was awarded the British IPD Best International Newspaper Award, and the Missouri Medal for Distinguished Journalism. David’s photography was featured prominently in Michael Schmidt’s acclaimed book on post-apartheid South Africa, Drinking With Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War.

David is now a commercial photographer specializing in corporate portraiture, industrial, and food photography. In 2012, David returned to newspaper photography, working extensively for the Whistler Question, Pique NewsMagazine, and Squamish Chief newspapers. He has since won eight press awards, including two first-place gold medals from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association in 2015.


Cover Illustration: Kristian Adam / kristianadam.com

Layout + Design: Louise Stevens

Amy Allen, Lindsey Ataya, Cathryn Atkinson, Brandon Barrett, Glenda Bartosh, Braden Dupuis, Cindy Filipenko, Susan Hutchinson, Alyssa Noel, Clare Ogilvie, Jon Parris, Karl Partington, Claire Ryan, Sarah Strother, Tessa Sweeney, Alison Taylor, Kate Whitley


2015 © Whistler Publishing Limited Partnership
A division of Glacier Media Group
All rights reserved

ISBN 9781897010730-0