About Barb

Barb Kemp Teaching In Kitchen
Barb Kemp
Hello, nice to meet you! Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm Barb Kemp, a passionate home cook and a food educator with over 15 years of experience teaching. 

I believe food is the foundation of good health. I get very excited talking about all things food, healthy eating, and cooking. 

My hope with this blog and offering online courses is that you too will become inspired and get hooked on fresh whole foods and home cooking.

My love of food and cooking began in my twenties when I was told to become a vegetarian for health reasons. The problem was I liked meat and potatoes and didn’t really know how to cook. I ate whatever I wanted, including takeout foods filled with sugar, salt, and fat.  

Embracing the challenge, I learned to cook! Then I started to add more veggies and whole grains into my diet and discovered a whole new positive lifestyle change. 

Later, when I became a mom, one of our kids developed a food allergy and all meals had to be made from scratch. I struggled at first, but once again welcomed the change and learned to menu plan. It was a game-changer.

Barb Kemp
Barb Kemp and student

Eventually, I switched careers and started writing and teaching about home cooking, meal planning, and fresh whole foods with community groups, Diabetes Canada, and the Food Skills for Family Program.

Today, many home cooks lack food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen, just as I once did. In some ways, the need to cook is declining because prepared food is everywhere. 

Yet for many of us there’s a desire to cook nourishing meals at home. And that’s why I started:

The courses are enjoyable and relatable for the everyday home cook and teach habits and skills that can easily become part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Learning the magic of menu planning and gaining the confidence to cook saved me and my family…and it can save yours too. 

I hope you'll join me and together we’ll bring joy into your home kitchen. 

Be well and cook on, 

If you have any questions please contact Barb here. 

Barb Kemp
Teaching Food Skills For Families Facilitators

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