Jennifer Schell is the editor of BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine and author of the internationally award winning cookbook series The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker. Described by Jennifer as a ‘love letter to all who have created, grown and nurtured our special place on this earth’, her books explore the stories and the relationships between the land and sea, the food, the people and, ultimately the recipes and tastes that reach the table.
An active member of the community, Jennifer is also the founding coordinator for the Okanagan Soup Sisters chapter. A national non-profit organization that forms groups of volunteers each month to make nurturing soup for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and the Kelowna Overnight Youth Shelter. Jennifer is also a proud member of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a prestigious, charitable international organization of professional women who fundraise for scholarships offered to women in the hospitality and food and wine world.
Co-founder/organizer the Garagiste North Wine Festivals (recognized as one of the top five wine festivals in the world in 2015 in the London Financial Times), the events celebrate the smaller producers of the Okanagan and the true spirit of the winemaking industry.