Chef’s Biography

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A rare Vancouver-born resident, Chef Karen Dar Woon has been a culinary professional since 2003. She facilitates cooking and food preservation workshops for groups throughout Metro Vancouver and has provided expert content for on-line discussion forums, radio, tv and newspapers. Karen believes that personal and community food security are improved when people can eat what you buy/grow, and buy what you eat. With a background in chemistry, materials science, and graphic arts, Karen combines her skills and talents to create art on a plate. As Your Secret Chef, she provides personalized, in-home cooking lessons, private dinner parties, and artful event catering services. She was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter in 2013, and takes her seat with the Board of Directors as the Green Tables Liaison; she was previously a Director of The Sharing Farm Society. Karen can be reached via email at chef2u@telus.net and on twitter @yoursecretchef