ANNE MARIE GAROFALO
After a rewarding 27 year career as an Educational Support Professional working with special needs children, Anne Marie's life-long love of pastry lead her to the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Ottawa where she received her certification in Passport to Pastry. Over the years, her talent for confection and culinary cuisine were put to good use in a variety of restaurants as well as teaching her craft at President's Choice cooking schools across Southwestern Ontario.
Anne Marie is an advocate for professional development and has been instructed by world renown chefs such as Pastry Chef, Anna Olsen; Food & Lifestyle Authority, Trish Magwood and Internationally acclaimed Chef & Author, Jamie Oliver.
Anne Marie enjoys experimenting and creating new pastry techniques and is excited to share her passion for baking with you as you embark on a learning journey with all things "Sugar".
CHEF KAMI COCHRANE
We are thrilled to introduce Chef Kami Cochrane to the Pepper Tree Supper Club! Kami has been immersed in the industry for over 20 years. Originally from Newbury Ontario, Kami studied Culinary Administration at Canadore College in North Bay and has amassed her wealth of experience from renowned kitchens such as Fairmont Hotels, Casino Rama and Caesars Windsor to name a few. Chef Kami spent the past 10 years as the Executive Chef at Becker’s Gourmet Restaurant in Jasper AB.
Having returned to Ontario, Kami is currently a Professor of Culinary Arts at Fanshawe College teaching in the Culinary programs and is working to complete her Chef de Cuisine certification. As a certified Red Seal in Cooking and Baking/Patisserie, Kami is passionate about all types of cuisine and creating custom cakes and cupcakes.
CHEF OLIVIA HEALEY
Please join us in welcoming Chef Olivia Healey to our Pepper Tree Spice team as our resident Chef and Culinary Coordinator. Olivia studied at Fanshawe obtaining her Culinary Arts designation and brings over 12 years of experience creating great menus and coordinating large institutional culinary programs.
Returning to her passion and culinary roots, Olivia will be leading some exciting culinary initiatives and is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm as the resident chef and culinary coordinator for Pepper Tree Spice Co.
CHEF JASJIT KAUR
Chef Jasjit Kaur is a radio host, columnist, Rogers TV Planet Organics Cooking Show Host, and Culinary Instructor with appearances on City TV’s Breakfast television and Toronto’s Asian Television. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Chef Jasjit to the Pepper Tree Supper Club where she will treat you to her authentic “Tour of India” exclusive classes sharing her families history, culture and cuisine from North India.
CHEF RONNIE MASON
Recently having arrived from Brazil, Chef Ronnie Mason brings a world of culinary experience including a Culinary Arts degree at Le Cordon Bleu, a former Culinary School owner and in his most current role as Culinary Arts professor at Fanshawe College. Ronnie is passionate about teaching and sharing his heritage and flair for global flavours. Having been awarded the title “Best Culinary Arts Teacher" five times in a row at Sao Camilo University in Brazil, we are excited to welcome Chef Ronnie to the Pepper Tree Supper Club this summer!