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Text and photo by Maureen Provencal Katrina Frew, GM, The Fire Rock Lounge PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy? KF: We’re not just serving drinks, we’re serving an experience. Customers will always come back because they remember good service.

Text and photo by Maureen Provencal

Katrina Frew, GM, The Fire Rock Lounge     

 

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

KF: We’re not just serving drinks, we’re serving an experience. Customers will always come back because they remember good service.

 

PQ: What’s the most important principle in managing?

KF: Having faith in your staff. Giving them the opportunity to expand their potential.

 

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

KF: Crème de lait.

 

PQ: Which drink should people try at the Fire Rock?

KF: Brandon’s Backseat Spritzer.

 

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

KF: A raw egg on pizza in Paris.

 

PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

KF: Christmas dinner with Joe Joe Kovacs.

 

PQ: Craziest day you’ve worked?

KF: Pressing a tray with three pitchers, two buckets of Corona and beer in your pants while pushing through hundreds of people on the Longhorn Patio during the Black Eyed Peas concert.

 

PQ: What’s your solution for a last minute meal?

KF: Call the boys.

 

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

KF: When I look around the bar and see all the people I care about the most smiling and having an amazing time.

 

PQ: Do you dream of opening your own restaurant?

KF: I’m living my dream now.

 

PQ: How would you describe what it is to be a GM?

KF: Being the last man standing.

 

PQ: Where would you go to eat, if you could go anywhere in the world?

KF: Home to a Frew Mann dinner party.

 

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

KF: An ex-boyfriend. But that’s not what kept me.

 

PQ: Who has been the most influential person on your career?

KF: My bosses Joey and Brad and my staff. They continue to inspire me every day.

 

PQ: What advice would you give anyone wanting to come into this industry?

KF: Never look back. These are the best memories of my life.




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