Gwen Pethoud first developed her love of all things culinary at the age of 7 while growing up in St Albert, Canada. She received her Degree as a Dietary Technician at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and entered the food service industry, spending ten years with Versa Services where she coordinated all facets of catering and kitchen operations for a number of large facilities. It was there that she discovered her passion for hospitality through food, which led her to an opportunity of a lifetime and launched her decade-long adventure as a chef aboard several of the largest private luxury yachts in the world.
Between sailing jaunts through the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the Baja Peninsula, Tahiti, and other South Pacific islands, she worked on movie sets in Vancouver, British Columbia. She then embarked on her next chapter, marrying the love of her life and raising their two wonderful children, all while satisfying her culinary fervor through catering weddings and parties for friends and family.
A lifelong student, Gwen is always striving to learn more and has attended classes in Thai Cooking as well as in the art of French cuisine at the famed Culinary Institute of America. Not limiting herself to the culinary arts, she has also participated in Improv Theater, stand-up comedy, and acting, having appeared in the pilot episode of The X-Files.