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Chefs in the Classroom - Edible Education

Our 2022 Team

The 2022 Virtual Chefs in the Classroom is brought to you by our hard-working Board of Directors and Classroom Volunteers who are passionate about teaching children how to grow, cook and eat healthy local foods.

President – Betty Cherkaoui

Secretary/Treasurer – Wendy Falkowski


Chef Bernard Casavant

Chef Brent Durec

Rob Graziotto

Director | Social Media – Kelly Hale

Director | Communications – Alison Love

Director | Dietitian – Tori Wesszer

Director | Gardener – Bonnie Casavant

Director | Volunteer Coordinator – Kelsey Oudendag

Past President – Debbie Macmillan

Past Director Culinary – Chef Rod Butters

Past Director School Kits – Chef Willi Franz

Chefs in the Classroom 2022 Video Participants

Lesson 1

  • Chef Brock Bowes, Provisions Kitchen & Catering
  • Jennay Oliver, Paynter’s Fruit Market
  • Zara Neukom, Nutritionist

Lesson 2

  • Tori Wesszer, Dietitian/Fraiche Living

Lesson 3

  • Chef Brett Thompson, Big White Ski Resort
  • Nikko Shankman, Paynter’s Fruit Market
  • Stephanie Zahara, Paynter’s Fruit Market


Lesson 4

  • Chef Chris Braun, Erica Jane

Lesson 5

  • Chef Adam Shannon, Cactus Club Café

Lesson 6

  • Sarah Martin
  • Pamela Barnes, Syilx Educator/Knowledge Keeper

Lesson 7

  • Chef Tina Tang, Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  • Jennay Oliver, Paynter’s Fruit Market