Bob Foulkes is a communications consultant and writer with extensive experience in business, energy policy, government, politics and media. He served on the staff of two federal Cabinet Ministers. He has three degrees including a Masters in Management from the Sloan School at MIT where he attended as a Sloan Fellow. He has run 10 marathons, many triathlons including a half ironman and now road bikes for fun. He has served with the United Way, Vancouver’s Central City Foundation, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. His first book, Adventures with Knives (www.adventureswithknives.com) chronicles his 6 month chef’s training program at Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where he was judged best graduating student in the culinary program. He cooks for friends and family and special events. He is also partner, editor and blog writer at www.wisdomfishing.com - offering wisdom, wit, humor & other good stuff for men over 50.
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Author Bob Foulkes speaks with Studio 4 with Host Fanny Kiefer about his new book Adventures With Knives. Inspired by Julia Child's passion for food and a certain French animated French 'Rat', Bob takes his leap and enrolls in the six-month culinary program at Vancouver's renowned Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.
Adventures with Knives, Surviving 1000 Hours of Culinary School
By Bob Foulkes
Published: February 14, 2012.
Staring down a milestone age, Bob Foulkes was not content to experience life from the comfort of his easy chair. 60 years old, semi-retired, restless, and yes, bored, Bob was ready for his next adventure when he enrolls in a 6 month culinary program — 1,000 hours of intensive training in the art of classical French cooking. This behind the scenes account is humorous, eye-opening and inspiring.
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