Highlighting Our Partners at Stir Cooking School

Stir Cooking Classes; original recipes, samples and endless creative cooking ideas.   Check out our calendar for upcoming  cooking workshops with STIR.

Kelli and Jennifer founded Stir Cooking school in 2014 and we have been hosting workshops with them ever since!

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Jennifer Leslie
Co-owner STIR Cooking School

With a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Dietetics Jennifer brings together the worlds of healthy eating and activity.
Jennifer spent 25 years in Corporate Health Promotions,  where she worked for Vancouver General Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Jennifer’s approach to food is as local as possible, right down to catching fish and gardening. Her passion for connecting others with healthier food options through cooking was  the impetus for starting STIR Cooking School.
As co-owner of STIR Cooking school she spends  a lot of time in the kitchen developing recipes, meal plans and products for healthy active people and high performance athletes.
It’s all about returning to the kitchen, where cooking for fun, health and well being takes off!

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Kelli Etheridge
Co-owner Stir Cooking School

Kelli Etheridge graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) in 2013.  Kelli is now an instructor at CSNN Nanaimo and in May 2016, Kelli won the Trailblazer Awards from the CSNN Alumni Association.
She also works as a nutritionist at Tillicum Lelum, a first nations health centre.  Most of her work there is with the Building Better Babies program facilitating workshops and groups on healthy eating and cooking during pregnancy and beyond.
Kelli believes that educating and inspiring people to get back into the kitchen is one of the simplest and most effective ways to improve overall wellness.
Her fervour for fermented foods inspired her to create Modern Roots Nutrition which specializes in fermentation supplies and education. She is currently studying for her Advanced Holistic Nutrition certification.