Quick Bites 

Quick Bites with

Tim Koshul, Food & Beverage Manager, Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grill


PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

TK: Make sure you combine the two for a great experience. Try new things and be open minded when combining your food and wine.


PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?

TK: Traditional cocktails, “the classics”.


PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

TK: Pigeon in Cairo; only because I was picturing it while I was eating it.


PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

TK: In a little restaurant outside the Kremlin called The Quilted Pen. I ate the original beef stroganoff recipe (handed down for generations) complemented with vodka and caviar.


PQ: Exact moment you decided to become involved in the food & beverage industry?

TK: I was 18, working at a hotel and served a gentleman who owned five restaurants and bars.   At the end of serving he handed me his business card and said “Call me Monday, I think you’d be fantastic in the bar and restaurant business.”


PQ: Most memorable meal you have ever served?

TK: I was serving the food for Sophie Loren’s perfume launch in the mid-80s.


PQ: Most interesting environment you’ve ever worked in?

TK: As the manager for Celebrity Cruise Lines.


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

TK: Pizza Pops.


PQ: Greatest professional moment?

TK: My brother and I opening a nightclub together.


PQ: Do you dream of opening your own restaurant?

TK: Yes.


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

TK: Sorento, Italy.


PQ: How far have you traveled for a great meal?

TK: We were in St. Petersburg and took a flight to Moscow to show my girlfriend The Quilted Pen restaurant.


PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

TK: The Olympics. I wanted to see all the hype in person.


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

TK: Patrick Munroe of Winnipeg.

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