HOK #007 – Andrew Paterson


Meet Andrew Paterson.

“I’m a student in Culinary Management at Algonquin College, and I started working at the coffee house to use my food knowledge to help boost their new menu. I also have a love for coffee, so it was a perfect match for me. My love for coffee started when I was a band geek at Woodroffe High School. People used to spend a lot of time going for coffee, and I thought it was a cool thing. I hated it back then, but over time I grew to like it and wanted to experiment more with it, and now I have a real passion for it. I graduate from college this year, and I have a big passion for travel as well, so I think I’ll head to Europe and see what the coffee and food scene is like there. Ultimately, I’d like to combine my skills with my other big hobby, sailing, and own a big boat out in Bermuda, charter that out to people, cook for them and give them an amazing experience. I’ve always been that way – take people in and make them feel welcome. I think that comes from my French background. I have a big French family, and there was always an extra seat for dinner, more food to share, and that has really influenced me and it’s still something I like to do.”

Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.

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