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Chef Jennifer Bardwell

Personal Chef In Ottawa

4.7/ 5
Chef Jennifer Bardwell

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 triply 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.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

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!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Ottawa? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Tupperware meals

If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Ottawa, count me in.

Chef Jennifer's reviews

4.7/ 5

Chef Jennifer was amazing! The food was delicious and she made the evening perfect for us. We would highly recommend her and look forward to booking another evening.

Celina Belrango - Mar 21 2022

4.8/ 5

Chef Jennifer created a fantastic night for me and my friends. She made sure to make it special for my friends feudal shower. She created printed menus. She always kept in contact with me until the day of the event. She was very professional and kind to all of us. The food was absolutely delicious and breathtaking.she explained each dish to us also made to let me know what kind of wine goes well with dish. She made sure to make it a stress free night and kitchen was spotless when she left. I would suggest her for any event. She was AMAZING!

Christina Madhu - Jan 25 2022

5/ 5

We had an incredible time with Jennifer. We hardly noticed her cleaning and cooking which was very impressive since we live in a townhouse. The food was incredible, and she was very professional and delivered very well.

Kyle Hnatyshin - Jan 13 2022

4/ 5

Chef Jennifer provided an amazing experience for us and our 8 guests. From the very beginning, Chef Jennifer was attentive to our needs in the planning process. Excellent communication throughout the process. The evening went beautifully, we all had an incredible experience and we would highly recommend Chef Jennifer!

Sander Rosen - Dec 21 2021

4.7/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Jennifer

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.