Quick Bites 

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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