A Chef for All Seasons!

On 20 April 2017 by Bridges Restaurant

rose revival

 

A Passion for Great Food

Ross Collier has come a long way since his days delivering Pizza in Kelowna over 26 years ago, but his passion for cooking great food has never diminished. He’s been at Bridges Restaurant for 16 years, and still keeps things fresh (literally) on a daily basis!

 

“I love good food, and making people happy” Ross explains. “I went from delivering pizza in Kelowna to making dough in the kitchen. It’s there that I started to develop a real passion for cooking, and realized that this is what I wanted to do.”

 

 

Nurturing Talent

It was back in that humble pizzeria where Ross realized that he loved to cook. He subsequently, gained experience working in various kitchens—as he puts it, “I was lucky to have had really great mentors who taught me the value of hard work and nurtured my talent and love for cooking.

 

 

When You Think About Bridges, Think Seafood & Fish

When asked what Ross thinks of Bridges’ new focus on seafood and fish, he quickly responds saying, “I think it’s a great direction. It’s what people would expect from a restaurant right on the water. We’ve always had great seafood, but now being more seafood driven is perfect. It makes sense, as we love to use fresh local ingredients.

 

With the new menu, I’m sure that people will think of Bridges Restaurant when they think of seafood.” Ross explains that in addition to the new seafood and fish menu, an emphasis on sharing-style dining is also in the works.

 

According to Ross, “sharing works really well with fish, especially shellfish,” which happens to be his favourite food.

 

 

“Local and fresh fare is important— it’s about quality.”

What’s most important to Ross is that people are happy with their meal. It has to be gastronomically great! He genuinely cares and wants people to have a joyful experience—leaving satiated and satisfied.

 

 

Innovation and Collaboration

Bridges’ renewed focus on fresh seafood and fish has been exciting for Ross, as he gets to experiment with new creations, pairings and flavours. The owners of Bridges work closely with him, and collaborate to come up with the very best menu possible. It’s something that Ross loves about working at Bridges, commenting that “they really care about us, and seek our opinions about the menu.”

 

For Ross, being a chef at Bridges is more than a job; it’s a second home where he gets to cook and work with great co-workers. It’s truly a labour of love—an ingredient he puts in every dish he prepares.

 

 

 

 

staff tasting the new seafood and fish menu at Bridges

 

Chef Ross from Bridges

 

Bridges Restaurant Staff

 

Come and Check out Bridges’ Bistro!

Ross and the rest of us here at Bridges Restaurant would love you to come down and visit our bistro! When you’re mood for the best seafood and fish in town, come by and see what we’re cooking up! There are many new dishes to choose from and share! Oh, and be sure to say hello to Ross!

 

 

 

 

 

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