Profile of Karl Wells

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  • Biking Ned Bell

    I met Bell (executive chef of the Four Seasons Vancouver) recently at a Canada Day reception to launch his Chefs for Oceans bike ride, a journey ...

  • Rocky Mountain sugar high

    Maybe he had forgotten it was Father’s Day weekend, or perhaps he had vastly underestimated the popularity of the well-established North American ...

  • Dinner, dessert and ABBA

    Last week I saw Spirit’s tried-and-true ABBA show. (They had me so revved up, I felt like I was channeling Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia.”) From ...

  • Blessed are the cheesemakers

    The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Business Development Bank of Canada have helped fund a six-figure expansion that will soon see ...

  • Kudos to Café Wedgwood

    On a couple of lunchtime visits recently it was obvious that things were going swimmingly for Wedgwood. The restaurant was filled with happy ...

  • Torbay Road grill rustles up some good eatin’

    I tell this little story because it illustrates that it helps to know what kind of establishment you’re entering, and what the limitations of the ...

  • Kosher comfort

    Several cooks from Raymonds did a pop-up last year at a Duckworth Street venue, Todd Perrin sort of did one at Mallard Cottage before it ...

  • Uptown is good — and that’s no joke

    Ballard’s affinity for cabaret comes from a childhood desire to work in theatre management and from several years spent learning design and stage ...

  • Pure mastery

    My editor, regular readers and Maunder (sometimes to her chagrin) know I do not pull any punches for Bacalao, or any restaurant, despite ...

  • The great survivor

    Bianca’s has survived in the St. John’s downtown dining scene for over 20 years. It’s not the same restaurant it was in the beginning. It has ...