Bob Foulkes


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 ( 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 blogs about his latest adventures at

Where to buy in print


TV interview with Fanny Keifer
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.


Off the Couch and Out the Door: Finding Meaning in Midlife, One Adventure at a Time
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests » Adventure
In Off the Couch and Out the Door, Bob Foulkes shares two decades of personal adventures that helped transform a midlife crisis into a midlife breakthrough. From marathons and triathlons to trekking and adventures of the heart and soul, Bob’s quests take us from beautiful locales in his own backyard to exotic destinations as far-flung as Morocco, India, Kuwait, Ukraine and more.
Adventures with Knives, Surviving 1000 Hours of Culinary School
Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 72,470. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Culinary careers
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.