I’m Bill Wilkat, born in the Netherlands but raised in Canada from the age of 2 after my parents immigrated to this great country and settled into the historic city of Montreal. I lived there most of my life until I resettled in the province of Ontario and currently reside in the town of Bowmanville.
I’m a retired self-taught Luthier, a career path that I chose for 14 years as owner of Wilkat Guitars, and one that I wanted to follow since I was 10 years old and built my first cigar box instrument. For many years I pursued other careers in customer engineered mechanical equipment, and architectural design drafting. I have been a guitar and bass player since the age of 12 and would have loved to have been able to make a living in the music industry, but did it as a hobby instead. I’m an amateur home cook and never wanted to dabble with food prep. after having worked some summers with my late father who was a professional chef. However, I learned to enjoy cooking and creating and tweaking recipes, and now I felt was a good time to share some of my experiences past and present. I post reviews online for restaurants, as well as for places I’ve visited, so I think there might be something interesting here for just about everybody, and I hope you agree and join me as I blog about my recipes, discoveries, pastimes, etc.