The Half A Dozen Hospitality Podcast

Battling A New Reality In Hospitality: Rhys Amber of Big Day BBQ

April 8, 2020

At just 28 years of age Rhys Amber has already seen and done so much in the hospitality industry. Working his way up in the kitchen from a young age Rhys parlayed his experience and knack for business into a pretty bad ass pop up (legit) BBQ event called Big Day BBQ. Rhys and his his partner Colin Staus team up with local BC brewery to Powell Street Brewing to create some of the most incredible BBQ based events in the city.

But all of that is on hold at least for the time being.

Like 100% of us, Rhys, Colin and Big Day BBQ have been forced to adapt. Well really at this point they've been forced to stop their business as no one at this moment in time is digging into a whole hog BBQ with 300 other people. But also like most of us Rhys seems to be taking it all in stride and is using this time to be with his partner, cook, read, relax and discuss with me what he thinks this will all look like once it's over.

Rhys and I talk about the current state of the local food scene as well as the global food scene and I truly appreciated his take on all of it.

This interview and others like it during this covid-19 time is exactly what I feel needs to happen. Conversation. Simple open dialog where we come together to share, learn and grow. For me this podcast did all of that and more.

Rhys has a ton of knowledge and is open to sharing it and I was stoked we got the chance to link up on the podcast.

I know you guys will enjoy this one so be sure to tune in and let us know what you thought about the episode.

and in the meantime, stay safe and healthy Crew!


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