Brooke McMillan Bio

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Brooke is an avid baker and cook who was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She grew up helping in the kitchen in a family where everything was homemade and developed a passion for food and cooking that eventually led to a career. She studied for five years at the University of Alberta to become a Foods teacher and is currently teaching Foods at Holy Trinity Catholic High School. In addition to teaching in schools, Brooke has taught private and community group cooking classes, dabbled in cake decorating and specialty baked goods, and maintained a successful food blog with recipes, photos, and tutorials from 2010-2014. Her personal food philosophy is that we should value the experience of preparing and eating food not just as nourishment for our physical bodies, but also as something that brings us pleasure, ties into our emotions and memories, and brings us together with other people. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for food with all people, regardless of age or experience, and her hope is to foster a greater appreciation for food and home cooking so that, despite our busy lifestyles, we can get back into our kitchens with the basic skills to prepare delicious, nutritious food with care. Her motto for all of her cooking classes (borrowed from the wonderful Julia Child) is: “Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”