Alfred Konrad, chef and co owner with Geza Wolf of Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio. He was born and trained in Austria and arrived in Bermuda in 1981. He has worked at Holiday Inn, Loews Hotel, Tom Moore’s Restaurant, St. Georges Club Margret Rose and many other well known restaurants and hotels in Europe before owning Mulligan’s at the St. George’s Golf Club for 10 years. He won the V.I.P. Excellence Awards for the best chef in 2006, and is very proud of this. Alfred’s Bermuda Fish Chowder has won multiple awards and contests, as a part owner he goes out of his way to incorporate local fresh ingredients into his menu and daily specials, purchasing from local fishermen and farmers. Many visitors and locals who love his food and the atmosphere become frequent customers at Wahoo’s. Alfred always tries to follow the philosophy of cooking all orders as though they are for a special occasion. Alfred has a passion for cooking and for pleasing people in their dining experience.
1. What is your favourite Bermudian tradition?
Easter: Flying kites, fishcakes and hot cross buns, Nikki’s swizzle, picnicking on the beach, Easter egg hunt, family and grandchildren.
2. Where is the best place for a fish sandwich?
[It was] Black Horse Tavern – I was sorry to see this place close. We created our own fish sandwich on raisin toast at Wahoo’s and we’re proud of it.
3. Where is the best place for sushi?
My friend Sammy at the Beluga Bar.
4. What’s the most Instagram-worthy place in Bermuda?
5. What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Always have your kitchen prepared for the busiest day ever.
6. What do you like most about yourself?
My work ethic and tenacity to get tasks done right.
7. What do you like least about yourself?
Not taking enough time out for myself.
8. What’s your favourite thing to do on Sunday?
Going for an early morning swim at Clearwater Beach.
9. How long have you been in Bermuda?
Since March 30th, 1981 and enjoying every minute.
10. What’s your favourite beach?
All the beautiful beaches at Cooper’s Island.
11. What was your first job ever?
Starting my chefs apprentice in Austria in August 1973.
12. Who was/is the most influential person in your life?
My parents, having a humble upbringing a childhood full of love, discipline and adventure with my four siblings.
13. What’s in your wallet right now?
Always some cash, too many credit cards, business cards and two emergency bus tickets.
14. Do you ever get island fever?
Not really, Bermuda had so much to offer, but still enjoy several trips off island a year.
15. What’s your favourite thing in your office?
The view of St. George’s Harbour.
16. What’s your favourite thing at home?
My wife and the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
17. Loquat or Bermuda banana?
Both: loquats used in special desserts but in short season and Bermuda bananas all year round.
18. St George’s or Somerset?
St. George’s all the way, not only for Cup Match. Also love my Somerset friends who come to visit Wahoo’s.
19. What is your guilty pleasure?
Good wine and food.
20. What is your biggest phobia?
St. David’s centipedes.