Bob Foulkes is a business consultant and writer with extensive experience handling business, energy policy, government, politics and media issues as an executive with major Canadian energy companies and as an independent consultant. He served on the staff of several federal Cabinet Ministers. He has several degrees including a M.Sc. in Management from the Sloan School at MIT where he attended as a Sloan Fellow. He has run a number of marathons, many triathlons 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 (www.adventureswithknives.com) 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 now cooks for friends and family and special events.