Cuisine inspired by wild places
After graduating with honours from The Stratford Chefs School Janine spent three seasons at Rundles Restaurant in Stratford, Ontario. After Rundles she moved to Windsor, Ontario and started her own catering company that focused on local, seasonal ingredients and custom menus. After a few years with the company she decided Windsor didn't have enough adventure and moved to British Columbia. She was the opening sous chef of The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery.
She has spent the last two years working as a chef in Italy. Her time in Italy has re-inspired her love of food and the joys of feeding guests. She is looking forward to creating some memorable menus at Great Northern.
When not in the kitchen Janine can be found hiking, playing volleyball or spending time with her niece and nephew.