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#152 - Chefs & Guests - Brandon Grossutti of PiDGiN

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On this episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray talks with the owner of one of his all time favorite restaurants, Brandon Grossutti of PiDGiN in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. The two talk about how Brandon got his start in restaurants, near death experiences from his days working on fishing boats, how he wound up in computer programming, the original idea for PiDGiN with chef Makoto Ono, travel stories, what it takes to be a chef today, having PiDGiN used as a scapegoat and agenda item for city protests for nine straight months, getting into EnRoute, bringing on chef Shin Suzuki, linking up with chef Wesley Young, taking on the food delivery giants with FromTo in the middle of the pandemic, sous chef Kym Nguyen competing on Top Chef Canada, the state of the restaurant industry in Vancouver today, boxing, and cryptocurrency before answering the guest questions. For more on Brandon Grossutti and PiDGiN, visit and follow him on Instagram @bgrossutti, @pidginyvr & Visit for menu details, reservations, and ordering delivery. Visit from for restaurants offering to-go and delivery around Vancouver. For all things Spoon Mob, visit and make sure to follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), and Facebook (@spoonmob1). Audio Editing by @TrackEditPrint. Intro music by @kabbalisticvillage.