Get to know me better
Algonquin college culinary management graduate (honors) with extensive kitchen experience wishing to make your special event a success.
I really enjoy seeing the joy that I can bring people by giving them a very memorable meal! I am very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about food and I've worked in some of the best kitchens in Ottawa. I'm efficient and personable and food is my passion. I am experienced in multiple cuisines including Italian, French, Indian and Thai, as well as traditional Canadian cooking. I cater to dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, pork-free etc.
Since 2017, I have owned and operated a home catering and weekly frozen food business, located in central Ottawa, ON.
I am fully vaccinated against Covid, with Moderna.
I am happy to provide plates and cutlery, as well as serving utensils at no extra charge for parties up to 12. Note that I do not provide glassware. I am also pleased to suggest wine pairings available at your local LCBO or SAQ to compliment your meal. My objective is always to make your occasion as special as possible!
I can't wait to help you out with your occasion! I always respond to messages. Check my reviews - you are going to love the experience!
I hold a current food safety certification, Smart Serve certificate, and a vulnerable sector check certificate. You can rely on me.
For me, cooking is...
Something I live and breathe. I love to make people happy through the medium of food.
I learned to cook at...
Algonquin College and through extensive experience.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Julia Child, because of the professionalism and ease she brought to the kitchen.
A cooking secret...
Taste, taste and taste. Use my experience in creating flavor combinations.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Ottawa.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Ottawa. You name it!
A longer stay in Ottawa? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Ottawa, count me in.
Jennifer's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Jennifer's reviews
I thought chef Jennifer was very friendly and professional. I would definitely have her back with no hesitations.
Angela Brown - Sep 01 2021
Jennifer was absolutely outstanding. This was our first experience hiring a private chef and I would give an unqualified recommendation to anyone. The food was spectacular, she was engaging but also left us alone. The cleanup was great - it was amazing to host friends and have almost nothing to clean afterwards!
Ryan Mcginn - Aug 17 2021
Chef Jennifer was amazing to work with and provided so much extra information during booking. My parents loved their experience and the meal was fantastic. We would highly recommend Chef Jennifer anytime!
Amanda Burri - Aug 17 2021
Chef Jennifer was AMAZING! She was very attentive, provided grade menu and quality service. helped to Made the event special and memorable. Highly recommend her.
Mona Abow - May 21 2021
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