Red Door Bistro executive chef RD Stewart plates up a dish of fennel pollen dusted cod medallions with baby shrimp, lemon risotto, green beans and tarragon beurre blanc. The Red Door is such a small restaurant that for the top photo, I had to stand in the kitchen to get far enough back.
For the last few years, I’ve been photographing the food section of the Whistler Magazine, which is the main resort magazine in Whistler that goes into all the hotel rooms in the resort. This year I ended up photographing the profiles section on Pemberton farmers, which was a really cool.
Pemberton farmers Simone McIsaac (in cap) and Sarah Stewart of Root Down Organic Farms.
Northarm Farm owners Trish and Jordan Sturdy in a field of purple sprouting broccoli.
My wife and I headed to Pemberton last October (on my birthday, to boot) to do this story on local farms that supply fresh produce to Whistler restaurants, one of the reasons why we have so many acclaimed restaurants in Whistler. Pemberton is still covered in snow in March and April when we do the photography for the magazine, so we had to go up in the fall instead.
Teppan Village head chef Kyoko Nakano prepares a flaming onion and steak & prawns entrees.
Griller Jaysun Boron works the grill at the Mongoli Grill
A selection Indian food dishes at the Royal Taste of India.
Sushi Village chef Nestor Egido. Nestor has worked at Sushi Village for over 30 years.
These were some photos to go with on Asian and sea food themed restaurants in Whistler. The staff at the Royal Taste of India put on a huge display, including that colourful plate of Indian sweets. I did a big lighting set up at the famous Whistler restaurant Sushi Village, but got this great off the cuff shot of sushi chef Nestor Egido which ended up being used instead.
The behind the scenes view of my shoot at the Mongoli Grill. My go to piece of lighting equipment has really become the Godox AD200, which I used for pretty much every photo here except for the shot of Simone and Sarah at the Root Down Farm in Pemberton. I’ve been getting away from using big studio style strobes and transitioning over to smaller battery powered strobes. It’s so much quicker and easier to set up.
Look for the Whistler Magazine around Whistler. It will be around for the entire summer and is full of cool stories and photography.