Chef Judy Wood

Bio - After receiving her "Grand Diplome" from the famed L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, France, Chef Judy began her career in the culinary arts at the Four Seasons Hotel in Calgary; then as a pastry chef at the David Wood Food Shop in Toronto; and then worked as the Head Chef at Buchanan's Chop House in Calgary. In 1990, Judy joined Sunterra Food group as Executive Chef and Creative Director of "all things food." In 1998, she became Founder and Executive Chef of the successful Savoury Cafe and Catering. Judy received the Woman of Vision Award in 1999. For 13 years Chef Judy Wood was the Saturday Morning Chef on Global Calgary's Saturday Morning News. Judy is also a proud member of The Chixx, Calgary's all-women cooking consortium made up of the authors of Dishing: Calgary Women Cook and Double Dishing.  Dishing was nominated for Cookbook of the Year by Cuisine Canada. Judy travels to France every spring and Italy each fall teaching Calgarians about the regional cuisine.  She also teaches a number of classes throughout the year at her commercial kitchen and at The Cookbook Co. To contact Chef Judy, you can email her at

Check out this interview with Chef Judy from our co-hosted fundraising at 7K Panorama Ranch for Community Food Centres Canada.