Andrew Morrison was born in Vancouver then schooled, raised, and rumpled in Toronto and Victoria before moving to South Africa to study history and classics at the University of Cape Town. While on a stint at the University of Toronto, he married and started a successful career as a breeder, finally returning to the coast with his young family in 2002.
Growing up in the restaurant trade, Morrison spent two decades washing dishes, bussing tables, serving, and managing before landing a side gig as the food critic for the Westender newspaper in 2005. A year later, he quit the business to concentrate on writing about food and restaurants full time.
In addition to his oversight of Scout Magazine and his weekly Westender column, Morrison is a contributor to Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, and its annual Eating and Drinking Guide. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Chefs' Table Society of BC (co-editor of its new cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2) and the Bocuse d'Or Advisory Council of Canada, and is the National Referee at the Canadian Culinary Championships.
He lives and works by the beach in West Vancouver.