November 8 - 5:00 pm
Presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Executive Chef at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Renée Bellefeuille was born and raised in Waterloo Ontario. With sunny summer days spent at local farmer’s markets, in the vegetable garden or preserving Ontario produce for the winter ahead it’s no wonder she was drawn to a career in Culinary Arts.
After studying at George Brown College in Toronto, Renée continued her education working alongside some of Toronto’s most respected chefs including; Elaina Asselin, Andrew Milne-Allen and Member of The Order of Canada, Jamie Kennedy. She then ventured into business as a private chef to some of Toronto’s most discerning clientele including the Consul General of France.
At the AGO, Renée leads a dedicated culinary team of more 60 people strong producing an exciting culinary program; together the culinary team collaborate to create menus including gala events inspired by the seasons, art and global culture which surround them in the heart of the city.
Renée believes in supporting the next generations of chefs as a part of the program advisory committee at George Brown College CHCA culinary program and supporting local charities through various culinary fundraisers the likes which include; What’s on the Table, Eat to the Beat and Canada’s Great Kitchen Party.