What people say

Dinner Parties

"Everyone had a fantastic time last night. The food was “magnifique” and everyone REALLY enjoyed your company! Thank you for your sharing your cooking, your kindness and your energy. Maybe we can do it again some time."
K. Roane

“I can’t thank you enough for all your beautiful, scrumptious food. You made it all seem so easy, and your menu and the amount of food was quite perfect for the crowd (special diets and all). You’ve made me want to throw another (stress-free) party again!“
Robin Moon

"My cousin is a Queens student and I love inviting her over for dinner...but when she switched to eating 100% vegan foods, I was baffled on how to cook for her. Then I found Cecile. She did the shopping, came to my kitchen, prepared our delicious vegan meal, cleaned up and washed the dishes...all while we talked, sipped and were waited on. The experience was wonderful and the food was even better - tasty and inventive. Plus I sent my cousin home with lots of leftovers that kept her eating healthy during her exam week."

Classes, Demonstrations, Retreats

"Please accept my thanks for your brilliant presentation at the OSCP 2017 Fall Wellness and Scientific Meeting. I know many members found your expertise in food, great ingredients, people and health to be useful in considering how they can bring better choices into their own lives and at work. I know that I personally was reinvigorated to bring the "pulses" out last night and make a great vegan dinner for my family. It was a memorable presentation, and day as a whole, and I look forward to the next opportunity I have to hear you speak and taste your goodies :)
Maggie Savelberg, Ontario Society of Clinical Perfusion

"Cécile’s food is deliciously clean and satisfying. Always healthy, her food is made with the utmost care and and she gives spe-cial attention to details in all she makes.Using fresh, seasonal and local food she speaks to my own interest in sustainable eating choices.I have followed her recipes with great success and recommend trying a workshop for yourself."
Erika Olson

"I just wanted to let you know we get excellent feedback from your cooking class and both Robyn (my student) and Allison (my co-facilitator) were both extremely complimentary of your teaching approach and the class as a whole. We did have a few people who were not able to make it and are likely interested in attending a future session."
Ryan Stallard, Registered Dietitian

"Cécile created a fabulous cooking party at my house for me and four of my friends. I left the evening with many easy-to-replicate recipes that I have integrated into my day-to-day cooking. Cécile facilitated a fantastic evening of fun learning, abundant laughter and yummy food. She did all the shopping and the dishes too! She cooks vegetarian food like no other person I know. She elevates wholesome, locally sourced ingredients with her amazing French flair. The results? Delicious!"
Wendy Luella Perkins www.wendyluellaperkins.com

"Dear Cecile, We thoroughly enjoyed your cooking class the other night. You are a fantastic teacher!!! And the food was so delicious! Afterwards, we felt like we had been on a vacation. Thank you very much and we look forward to more classes with you.
Warm wishes"
Jodie and Christian

“What a fabulous workshop today. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, patience, and sense of fun with the kids today! The rolls were scrumptious ; ) We all had a really great time!”
Marie Bencze - organizer Rad Kids Farm Campshttps://radkidsblog.wordpress.com

"It was wonderful to know that during the retreat, I was taken care of and fed such nourishing food. I loved the subtle flavours of the food and looked forward to every meal. It nourished and nurtured me. I could taste the freat care and love that went into the preparation. The plum sauce was divine. Simple, hearty, food. I felt as if I was eating recipes handed down from genera-tion to generation, great village fare. Thank you for taking such great care of me."
Don – Participant at an enlightenment intensive retreat

“On était tellement chanceux de t’avoir pour la Semaine des Arts cette année. Les élèves ont beaucoup aimé passer du temps avec toi dans la cuisine !
Je sais que tu as pris beaucoup de temps à te préparer et on te remercie pour ton enthousiasme et ta passion contagieuse !”
Carli Suenaga - Professeur dans le Module Vanier (KCVI)

"Cecile's passion for healthy food makes her irresistible as a teacher. Her generosity in sharing her knowledge has also been a wonderful gift to Loving Spoonful, a local healthy food non-profit. We can't wait to work with her again."
We can't thank you enough for your wonderful workshop Tuesday night! Wow! People are still thrilled. One attendee even wrote that this workshop will change her life. Holy cow!
Mara Shaw - Executive Director Loving Spoonful

“Thank you so much for the fabulous workshop! You did such a great job in a short time. I love how you focused on local food/ingredients and cooking intuition. We had a lot of great feedback about the workshop, and people loved being able to eat after. Wonderful, wonderful, many thanks.”
Terry Bridges - Skill Share / Transition Kingston


"I tasted some of Cecile's raw kale crackers at a gathering and loved them . When I found out that she offered private classes in how to make them and other raw foods I jumped at the chance . I have been eating quite healthily for many years now and have my own or-ganic garden but this felt like a wonderful opportunity to take it a step further. Cecile was clear about what we would do together , what the cost was and who needed to buy which supplies . She is upbeat and her passion for wholesome food is contagious. The food we made was delicious!! A fun and educational afternoon well spent ."

Barbra Rose Perry RMT, www.barbraroseperry.com

"I had four neighbours over and everyone raved about how good the food was. I told them to admit if they didn't like something because I wasn't the main chef, but they were crazy about all of it. The biggest hits with the men were the seed pate, spelt and chickpea burgers. They seem to like the heaviest things. I think my carnivore neighbour is ready to turn vegan! He was grinning the whole meal. The beet salad was a fav with the ladies and they wanted to know the secret ingredient." 

“Your advice was extremely helpful back in Kingston, especially at that point in my life. I needed to feel good about what I was putting into my body but had no idea where to start. Your easy going and positive energy came out in our session, honestly it was nutritional therapy. I'm so thankful for all the tips and tricks you provided. Thank you for all your help!”
Madison Ramsay, Grade 12 student on her way to university

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