Sarah Jane MacDonald
Sarah Jane MacDonald brings an abundance of energy and passion to her approach to food. In 2013 she received her Masters of Food Culture and Communication at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in northern Italy. After finishing university, she darted across to Ireland to work under chef, author,
and tv personality Darina Allen, founder of the
Ballymalloe Cookery School in Cork.
In an effort to perfect hand-rolled pasta, Sarah took a job working at Anna Tasca Lanza, a cookery school in Sicily, farming, cooking and teaching. From there Sarah has been back and forth from the continent studying under some of Europe’s most regarded affineurs and cheesemakers, natural wine producers, and farmers. Sarah returned to Canada to work with Stone City Ales dynamic team. She then continued on in Kingston to work with acclaimed restaurateur Clark Day at
Sarah loves wearing many hats as a cook, food educator, stylist, menu designer, farmer, cheese monger amongst many other things. She continues to love her work as a freelance food consultant.
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Knead To Know Youth Cooking Classes
COOK, CONSULTANT & GASTRONOME
Dan Whillans, a man of many talents, started The Valley Social Co in beautiful Fernie, British Columbia in 2015 as a mobile coffee shop run out of a 1970s bowler trailer. Due to its incredible popularity, a permanent location opened in the early summer 2016. This project is an exciting blend of high quality coffee, delicious food and dynamic people.
So far a great success with new things to come all the time!
The Valley Social Company
Learn knife skills, how to cook a fantastic meal, or sit back and enjoy a catered gourmet dinner party - all possible culinary experiences with SJ.
Private Cooking Parties
In The Field
Go on a culinary trip, visit an artisanal producer, learn how to build/grow your own kitchen garden.
Consultancy & Design
Allow Sarah Jane to design a unique, locally-curated menu, with pairings and kitchen design for your business.