Born in Montreal into a family that hails from the great food loving traditions of the Maritimes, Executive Chef Margaret Chisholm started cooking at a very young age and was a veritable gourmet by her teen years. She apprenticed with well-known Chef Anne Rosenzweig of New York’s Arcadia Restaurant after graduating from Peter Kump's New York Cooking School.
Before joining Culinary Capers Catering in 1997, she was a highly acclaimed chef instructor at Dubrulle French Culinary School who taught and mentored thousands of amateurs and professionals “to cook with love”. In 2011, Chef Margaret was the recipient of the Chef of the Year Award from the International Caterers Association. This celebrated award honours her leadership within the company, the community, and the culinary industry.
A Culinary Capers’ career highlight was executing the food service plan for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. In addition to managing a busy catering kitchen, Chef Margaret enjoys giving back to the industry with guest speaking and teaching engagements and judging junior chef competitions. She is also a member of the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier.
Chef Margaret has contributed her expertise and mouth watering recipes to three national best selling cookbooks, "The Girls Who Dish", "The Girls Who Dish - Seconds Anyone?" and “Inspirations” (Whitecap Books).
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