Shane Chartrand

Shane Chartrand grew up on an acreage throughout his childhood, where he was taught by his parents to grow and respect food. They raised chickens, geese, ducks for winter fair, as well as hunted with his Dad who groomed him to understand what hunting and food represents.
He relocated to a city that was a lot different from that kind of lifestyle to train for his culinary dreams, which came to him after he found his love of food working at a local restaurant close to home. Here, he has spent honing his craft.
Working with award winning chefs, and training in some of the best restaurants and hotels he could find, he has furthered his culinary skills.
Once known, Shane started making dents in the community not just through cooking but by participating in events for such charities as Kids with Cancer, MAKE-A-WISH, CNIB. Shane has taught cooking classes to Aboriginal youth, remembering that success is not just dependent upon credentials and experience, but also how much one has to offer back to the community.
Culinary competitions, charitable and otherwise, have also played a prominent role in his work, helping to further expand upon his experience and training. Chef Shane also endeavors to seek out a path in writing for food columns and teaching cooking classes in his spare time.
Because of his aboriginal background, he has written for SAY Magazine, NATIVE PEOPLE, and “The First Nation Drum” magazine. He is also working on introducing aboriginal food in what he calls, “Progressive Canadian indigenous” to each of the menus he writes.
Now, years past, chef has won numerous awards in various culinary competitions and has been featured in over 30 different news columns, a dozen North American Magazines, as well as Magazine cover features.
His words simply put…
“Cooking is all I have ever done! I still want to see, learn, do, and cook, more!”

Twitter: @chefchartrand
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