From Mary Teresa Bitti of the Financial Post:
Vikram Vij looks for as much passion on Dragons’ Den as in the kitchen
Vikram Vij is building a food empire. Since launching his first restaurant, Vij’s, in Vancouver in 1994, he and his wife Meeru have gone on to open Rangoli and My Shanti, and launched a line of gourmet-prepackaged curries based on his most popular dishes. Mr. Vij is also familiar to foodies, having served as a judge on the Food Network’s Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada and CBC’s Recipes to Riches. Now the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is bringing his business and branding acumen to CBC’s Dragons’ Den joining Michael Wekerle as the new dragons in the den. Here he shares his approach to investing and what viewers can expect from season 9. Continue reading.