The word "Weczeria" is an homage to Daniel and Nicole Walker's roots. Daniel is of Ukrainian ancestry and Nicole is of Polish ancestry; together they chose Weczeria, the Ukrainian word for “evening meal.” Although the restaurant's cuisine is not Ukrainian, the couple’s heritage influences their preference for local ingredients and their desire to feed people the way they were fed growing up, how good Ukrainians feed people: with heart and hospitality.

This approach blends with Daniel's exposure to Vancouver cuisine of the late 1990s, his foundation in the French style and his appreciation of the highest quality local ingredients. Daniel uses this as his basis to interact with different schools of cuisine and emerging ideas in the culinary world, which results in the unique expression of place and cuisine that is Weczeria.