Sep 6, 2012

You could say that no one’s got better taste than Angie Quaale, proprietor of the Fraser Valley’s Well Seasoned: A Gourmet Food Store, and you’d be right! As one of Vancouver’s foremost culinary experts, Angie is a natural when it comes to finding synergy with flavours. She’ll showcase her talented taste buds at this fall’s Vancouver Home + Design Show, where she’s slated to host the brand-new Taste vs. Flavour Workshop on the Savour Your Life Cooking Stage presented by Vancouver Magazine. Best start flexing those gustatory muscles now!

Here’s a little inside info about Angie – click through and learn how you could win a cooking class for two courtesy of Well Seasoned: A Gourmet Food Store!



Name:  Angie Quaale

Occupation: Owner, Well Seasoned Gourmet Foods Inc.

Birthdate: March 13, 1968

Horoscope sign: Pisces

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

What’s your regular coffee order? Grande vanilla, no foam, extra hot, extra shot, latte. I know what I like!

How were you discovered? I haven’t been… but wait until it happens!

Most memorable career moment to date: Hearing my name called after preparing a 2nd place dish at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championships. Unreal!

What famous figure(s) inspires your career?  Julia Child

Any embarrassing on-the-job moments you’d like to share? Way too many to list – ask around, there is no shortage of stories!

Describe your cooking style in five words or less: Simple, fresh, fast and flavorful

What cooking trend or item are you dying to try/coveting for fall? Bread.  I want to make time to bake bread and spend time with someone that can show me how to make it better. It really is an art form.

The last item you bought for your kitchen: A Benriner (an Asian-style mandolin). A houseguest stole mine so I had to replace it – it’s that good!

What is the first website you visit in the morning? Facebook (sadly!)

What is your Twitter handle? @angiequaale & @wellseasoned1

What movie or program is at the top of your Netflix queue? Nurse Jackie

Name the fictional character with whom you most closely identify: Wonder Woman – I try to do it all!

What’s on your Kobo reader/iBook right now? I like a real book, no Kobo for me!  I just received a copy of Think That Will Never Work ? Think Again, a business book about the successes and failures of Canadian entrepreneurs.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Do what I do – don’t try to be everything to everyone.

What’s your personal mantra?  Love every minute of it…


Thanks to Angie and the team at Well Seasoned, we’re giving away a cooking class for two valued at $125! Simply send a Tweet explaining why you should win, mentioning @VanHomeShows and @wellseasoned1, with hashtag #VHDS12. Contest closes at midnight on Thursday, September 13 and is valid for any cooking class listed at Ready? Set! Cook!