A Vancouver born and raised chef, Janice’s culinary journey has been nearly twenty years in the making. Classically trained in fine French cuisine, she became hungry to experience firsthand the colourful bouquet of international flavours. Her travels offer a unique spin and influence her dishes.
Janice has not only grown her culinary talents, but also feels that personal growth is equally important for a fulfilling life. She has dedicated time and effort to discovering a gentle balance within herself. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then her purpose in life is to help people connect through delicious and nutritious food. Her mission to nourish the body and soul will allow you to create well balanced meals with love. An expressive way she pays respect to her cause is by bearing the tattoo “feed your soul”.
Janice’s cooking adventures have spanned across both north and south poles. From the northern territory wilderness retreat lodge, well below freezing, to the tropical paradise of New Zealand, she has a story or two to share with us as we bond over our love of cooking. She has also whipped up some west coast delights aboard a yacht, complete with bear and whale watching. One of her favourite is having spent four summers wetting the palate of diverse guests at a private island hideaway.
When she’s not cooking up a storm, you can find Janice off trekking the trails of Patagonia or perhaps roaming the local farmers market somewhere in Europe. Janice’s southeast Asia adventures inspired her to compliment her cooking with other healing body modalities such as Reiki and yoga. This led her to complete a yoga teacher training on the idyllic beaches of Bali. She spent her winter holidays volunteering in a vegetarian kitchen at a health and wellness community in northern Thailand. Most recently, she embarked on a five day silent meditation retreat, nestled high amongst the breathtaking mountains of a tea plantation in Sri Lanka.
As Janice continues to enjoy discovering more ways to embody wholesome food, she is also excited to join Cook Culture and share her passion with you!
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