About Me

Formerly known as ’365 days of Ottawa Food’ I renamed the blog (in part) to be called ‘Where the Locals Eat’. Traveling as much as I do, I only wish it were that accessible to locate the places the locals like to frequent :)

I think it is only natural that I keep changing the ‘about me’ page – I haven’t been the same static person from year to year. We are going on to my third year of writing this blog and thanks to everyone who enjoys reading it I have maintained a good standing with siteshigh profile (highly read) sites such as Urbanspoon! That’s how I know you are reading…

A little bit about me…

Well I was born and raised in Brampton Ontario but moved to Ottawa for school… ten years ago now. Wow how time flies. I was with a chef for so many years and grew to not only love food but understand it. Flavor profiles, origins, gastronomy. It was like I had been in culinary school for so long but instead of expressing my love for food through cooking I expressed it through this blog; sharing the passion of food through words.

I’m not a food blogger per se.  I definitely don’t sweat in the kitchen for hours making and creating beautiful dishes. Instead, I enjoy seeing what those who are masterful are able to do. So I go to restaurants with friends and family, and all too often by myself, and relax over a glass of wine (or newly local brewed beer) and a few dishes of delicious food.

Through my experience in blogging I have not only grown a wealth of knowledge for food creation and a palate for tasting but I have formed wonderful relations with chefs throughout the city who encourage me to educate the city (and perhaps the world) about the food culture in Ottawa.

I try my best to attend local food competitions, to visit restaurants more than once, and from time to time I add a post about a restaurant I ate at while traveling – which I happen do a lot these days. But I am certainly not in the business of telling you where you should or should not eat. I am only here to share my experiences with you and let you in on a few adventures I encourage you to follow. I apologize upfront if my experience was not the same as yours and I may express what seems like negative feedback. Each chef who sweats in the kitchen with their team and each person who presents food to a table is both more educated and knowledgeable about their job then I am and I take my hat off to each of you!

2014 – lets eat our way through the city.

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14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. We’d love for you to join us for an exclusive culinary evening coming up in the next few weeks in the Ottawa area as we do a Canadian wide Tasting Menu tour. We’d like to send you a proper formal invititation, so if you would be so kind as to send us your contact information we will send you further details regarding the event.

    • HI Stephanie

      I have to apologize I was on hiatus for awhile and didnt see this until now. I am just about to ramp up the blog and make sure I have all my contact info up to date. Please do continue to reach out and hopefully I will be able to attend the next one! :)

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  3. Hi,

    This is MLTDWN, wanting to thank you for the great post and kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to our Ottawa location and would love to have you back. We also shared your post on our Facebook page. facebook.com/MLTDWN.

    Thanks
    MLTDWN

  4. Hola… im Daniel.
    I would like to invite you to my food event coming up. Its Like a pop up, just less formal. We will have some fun foods that we want to share.
    One thing! Its last minute location, and local music.

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