In 1994, Vikram Vij opened Vij’s, which became one of the top restaurants in Canada. He is a sommelier, holds honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, was the first Indo-Canadian dragon on CBC Dragons’ Den show and has been a judge on Top Chef and Chopped Canada.
WHAT’S NEW: Head chef of Bombay Frankies, a fast-food restaurant concept, My Shanti incense and worked with Cooks Who Feed, an organization that helps give small loans to people in the villages of India.
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE: Wine from our local vineyards.
BEST ADVICE: Do not cheat anyone of a penny.