Chef Ryan Faulkner
Restaurant Manager/Chef, Cheese Curds® & Habaneros™, Woodside
February 2012, before it all began
Why'd you want to work with us, and what's your favourite part about it?
"I wanted to work here as soon as I found out a new place was opening so close to home. Once I came in for my first interview and got to see some of Bill's visions and ideas for the future as to where he wanted to take the company I knew this was the place for me. I was really excited to see the restaurant coming together before my very eyes and feel very lucky to be a part of the process of helping Dean and Bill bring his vision to life.
My favorite part, would definitely have to be being able to pass on the wisdom and tricks of the trade I have learned over the past 15 years in the industry. Watching people grow in the company and expanding their knowledge of cooking is very rewarding."
"Would be bringing the new comers along and teaching them how to become supervisors and managers of their own so they can one day get to return the favour while managing or supervising their own location."
Something many may not know about you?
"I think I will go with something quirky here, my eyes change colour from blue to green and vice versa depending on the way light hits them."