Owner Hozs Pub, El Tipos Mexican Grill, Hozs Beer & Wine Store
Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
Q: Whats your food and wine philosophy?
RH: Food, Wine, Friends and family what more is there? On wine: If you like it drink it, if not get another bottle.
Q: One food you cant live without?
Q: One ingredient you cant live without?
Q: What food/drink should more people be more open to trying?
RH: Tequilas, not just as shooters but some of the better ones for sipping. Unfortunately the best are not available in B.C.
Q: Weirdest thing youve ever eaten?
RH: At the time, Rattlesnake, although now I dont think it was that weird.
Q: Most memorable meal youve ever eaten?
RH: There are many. The most recent was with my friend Harry McWatters, of Sumac Ridge Winery, at La Toque in Napa Valley.
Q: Exact Moment you decided to become a chef?
RH: When I arrived in California with no money and hungry.
Q: Whats your solution for a last minute meal?
RH: Open the fridge see what is available and start cooking.
Q: Best Trend in food/restaurants?
RH: Fresh ingredients.
Q: Worst trend in food restaurants?
RH: Pretty food that is cold when it arrives because of the time it takes to make the picture.
Q: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
RH: Other than Italy I have not been to much of Europe so I would like to try the cuisine in Spain.
Q: What brought you to Whistler?
RH: Mountains, fresh air, business opportunity.
Q: Personal Hero?
RH: My mom! Single mom with three boys, we were not easy on her.
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