Barbara's more than twenty years of food expertise come from stringent academic research and scholarship in the area of food dignity, education and leadership. Her private nutrition practice has supported thousands of clients across the globe from Canada to Italy to Thailand to the US, and her boots-on-the-ground culinary training has allowed her to serve and cook with everyone from communities struggling with food security to high end restaurant clientele, to corporate leaders needing optimal health support to maximize extraordinary, inspired leadership. Her graduate work focused on leadership within food literacy education program design for the LGBTQ2S+ youth community. During her 15 years of clinical practice, she focussed mainly on nutrition and culinary education for women suffering from burnout, and as an educator, she has taught nutrition and holistic culinary education at the college level, and countless hours of food literacy to children and youth. Chef Barb’s education and training is one of a kind. Few food leaders can offer the breadth of expertise and wisdom that can support your health and nourishment.
A note from Barb: I am proud to be an ally for the LGBTQ2S+ community and a member of the Trans Affirming Network, providing a safe space for all trans and gender diverse people. I am grateful to live, work, and play on the Treaty 7 Regions of Southern Alberta, and to the people of the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, The Tsuut'ina and Stoney Nakoda Nations, and The Metis Nation (Region 3).
Barb is an excellent presenter who possesses an amazing grasp of what it takes to cook and eat healthy foods. Barb is a dynamic presenter who easily able to present the material to suit her audience and provide a terrific amount of knowledge in a very short period of time. Barb engages participants and is able to facilitate these presentations through thought provoking discussions and lecture. If you want to know about good food and good nutrition, Barb is the right person to talk to!
I have taken a few courses now with Barb and she is a pleasure to learn from. She displays a true passion for nutrition and food and her positive energy is contagious. I always look forward to class when I know Barb is teaching!
Barb is among the most effective and intuitive nutrition educators I know. She understands and provides real-world solutions to get you in the kitchen and on a road to improved health and vitality. Barb can help make it happen for you.
I have the great pleasure of meeting Barb and attending one of her retreats where she presented her expertise on food and nutrition. What an incredible wealth of information Barb provides in an interesting, motivating manner. So much so, in fact, that I am excited that Barb will be sharing her expert advice with us in future issues of our magazine. Barb’s passion for cooking and eating healthy is contagious.
There are some people in this world that just get it, and you always will choose to be on your team. Barb without a doubt is one of those powerhouse educators that is driven by compassion, service, and passion for the work she does. Having her knowledge of nutrition paired with her ninja skills in the kitchen makes Barb such an asset to the world of health and culinary education.
Barb has been an instructor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition for many years with amazing reviews from the student body. For the past four years, Barb has also been our keynote speaker for our graduation ceremony. Her passion for public speaking shines through her ability to captivate the audience and enlighten everyone who attends her events.
I would like to express my appreciation to Barb for her ability to organize, run and manage a retreat. Her connection with her participants and presenters kept everyone engaged through the entire retreat. And her passion for food, and healthy cooking created an energy that captivated all those who attended. I would welcome Barb back to host another retreat and would hope be a participant myself in the near future.