Hometown: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
The Culinary Institute of Canada, Culinary Arts
A combined interest in artistic expression and cooking since an early age led me to dig deeper into professional cooking as a career and inspired what has grown to be a passionate part of my life ever since.
Who inspired you:
Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, Francis Mallmann
Things I like to do when I am not cooking:
Foraging for wild edibles, relaxing on a beach, enjoying a pint on a patio.
Being a member of Youth Team Canada:
Being a team member gave me the honour of representing the vast food culture of our beautiful nation with a team of passionate culinarians. It helped me to develop new skills and fine tune old ones, and it pushed me outside of my comfort zone to exceed expectations. Now, as a coach for Culinary Youth Team Canada, I am able to share my experience to prepare them for competition.