Who Am I

I received my Red Seal as a French Cuisine Chef 20 years ago and my Holistic Nutrition certification 11 years ago. I started my own business over 113 years ago, because I really didn't like waking up early to go work for somebody else. Straight up!

Before I started my own business; Honey and Vanilla, I had many awesome jobs working in the food industry. In my past life I have been a cheese monger, train attendant on the Royal Canadian Pacific luxury trains, a Personal Chef to celebrity Jenny McCarthy and her son Evan, Chef and Manager of a cafe, Chef de partie at the Montreal Badminton Squash Club in Montreal and menu planning and creating dishes for a large catering company in Cabo San Lucas Mexico.

Now I live on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada. I am the creator of Tia's granola; an actually healthy granola that you can feel good about eating. I teach CSNN students about local farmer's, how to balance the body with whole food and how to set up a whole foods kitchen. I also nourish my personal chef clients with nutrient dense  whole food on a weekly to monthly basis. That's just a little of what I do!

I also have clients that take me on vacation with them, many of my clients have specific life threatening allergies that cause them stress when travelling to foreign countries, so they take me along with them and I cook their food to alleviate any worries they would have. Other clients take me along with them because they realize it actually saves them money by having someone cook their food in house instead of going to restaurants every day. Hey, some even lose a little weight while on vacation fi you can believe that!

I am always on a quest for happy moderation with my French cuisine palate and whole foods knowledge. I do eat French fries and I do eat delicious French pastries but in balance with my whole foods lifestyle.
The synergistic properties of whole foods have more power to heal the mind and body than many people think. I have experienced it first hand and through my clients.