About Chef Resa

I am an Award-winning Chef based in Canada's beautiful national capital - Ottawa, Ontario.   I’m a proud Mom of two amazing humans and also blessed to have the support of my Husband.

 My family originates from Trinidad & Tobago and I was born in Winnipeg (ironic and awesome!).  I completed Chef School at Algonquin College and also have a Chemical Engineering degree from UOttawa and spent most of my professional life in environmental engineering and management prior to becoming a Chef. I love the opportunity to blend my Caribbean Heritage and Canadian Nationality to create traditional and innovative flavours!

Several years ago, I left my environmental/engineering career and pursued professional training at Algonquin College to become a Chef - a second dream come true after Engineering.  I integrate my heritage, my engineering background and culinary skills to innovate products and recipes.  I am incredibly proud to have represented the High Commission for Trinidad & Tobago to win top honours for the Embassy Chef Challenge - Championship and People's Choice Awards.

I'm delighted to be part of Ottawa’s food scene, local economy and Caribbean culture.  I double down on this also as the Co-Founder (with my Sister) of Afrotechture - a store and concept that we have created to help people shop and discover Canadian Artisans/Artisan Companies of African-Caribbean-Black descent.  Check out our store at 55 Byward Market Square or online at www.afrotechture.com

I am only where I am to my great clients, supporters, collaborators and last but not at all least my team and my family!  I have a depth of gratitude for your support!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Please check out our website for our take-home menu options and fill out our our catering intake form if you are interested in our services!  Please feel free to email me at info@baccanalle.com

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