Chef Erin Henry is excited to return for the 2019 Bootcamp season! Erin was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and was very lucky to have grown up in a family where homemade food was a simply a way of life. Erin learned kitchen basics at a very early age from her parents and grandmother who are all fantastic cooks. They had large vegetable gardens and tended pigs, chickens, geese and goats on their small hobby farm, where the whole family helped to make cheeses, sausages, canned goods and pickles.
Chef Erin moved to Prince Edward Island in 2005 to attend the Culinary Institute of Canada, where she completed a challenging internship at Michelin- starred Gravetye Manor and graduated with honors from the Culinary Arts program as well as the Applied Degree in Culinary Operations. During her time at the CIC, Erin was selected to be part of Culinary Youth Team Canada, travelling to the World Culinary Olympics and winning one silver and two gold medals in prestigious culinary competitions.
Chef Erin loves life on beautiful Prince Edward Island and has continued to engage in the local Culinary community, working as a chef, baker, innkeeper, a restaurant consultant, food writer, and most recently as the Chef at VPN-certified Piatto Pizzeria and Enoteca. She is still competitive and loves participating in local food challenges like Burger Love and the annual PEI Potato Chowder competition. She is eager to share ideas and inspiration from her recent culinary tour of Germany, Austria and Italy! Erin also loves gardening, spending time with her family and pets and zipping around on her scooter.
Chef Erin's culinary creations are fresh, fun, accessible and always made with passion and care. Food should enrich and inspire everyone involved its creation; from local farmers and fishers, chefs and food-lovers. Cooking great food is about bringing people together to learn, share, nurture and savour!