Tina Bacon

Tina is a mother of three who loves to share her passion for baking whether it be baking for a caterer or cafe, teaching a class or simply watching the pleasure on someone’s face as she shares with them something she’s made….

Alyssa Belter

Alyssa was a voracious reader growing up in St Albert, Alberta. She particularly enjoyed reading cookbooks….

Leanne Bentley

After completing the baking and pastry course at VCC, Leanne apprenticed at the Sutton Place Hotel as an apprentice and competed in Skills Canada winning Gold in B.C….

Eliana Bray

Eliansa is currently attending the Arts Institute of Vancouver and is enrolled in the WSET Diploma….

Alice Chai

Alice has a strong background in science and a passion for food. She pursued a food science degree from UBC and has worked in research, product development and quality assurance….

Mari Copon

Mari has had a love for food and a passion for the culinary arts since before she can even remember….

Tanya Jennens

Born and raised in Kelowna, Tanya loves to be surrounded by the orchards and the vineyards….

Holly Kernohan

Holly has just graduated from Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School in the Kootneys. From an early start at the local Golf Resort, Holly was fascinated with the cooks and all that they did….

Leah Learmonth

Leah grew up in the Okanagan and works at Waterfront Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Kelowna….

Chloe Pedersen

She is 23 years old and is currently living in Kelowna. She will be attending the Barry-Callebaut academy in Montreal and looks forward to advancing her skills….

Anya Spethmann

An academic advising fluke led Anya to take introduction to oenology and viticulture instead of organizational behaviour….

Angelina Theilmann

Angelina grew up with time split between Vancouver and a small Gulf Island. Her background includes a Bachelor of Arts from McGill and three years spent in event planning, most recently with VANOC….

Ashlyn Walsh

Ashlyn has been working in the wine industry for the past 5 years in various roles; cellar hand, wine educator, fine wine sales and now trade marketing….

Sheila Whittaker

Sheila grew up in the Okanagan Valley as the wine region grew up around her. She left Osoyoos to pursue a Bachelor in Journalism and from there traveled, lived and worked in Japan, Greece, Ireland and Scotland before returning to B.C….