Photo by MICHELLE DA SILVA
Vegetable-packed noodle bowl from SMAK Healthy Fast Food makes a wholesome meal
Unlike some chefs and restaurateurs, Brendan Ladner didn’t learn how to cook from his mother. In fact, his mom rarely made meals from scratch, so Ladner—who is the oldest of four children—taught himself.
“With a lot of my friends, both parents worked and didn’t make time to cook,” he told the Georgia Straight during an interview at his restaurant, SMAK Healthy Fast Food (1139 West Pender Street). Consequently, Ladner and many of his peers felt lost in the kitchen.