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Chef Lynn Crawford

Keynote Speaker at Feast of Flavour – Ottawa’s Holistic Food Event


Saturday, November 5th, 2011

National Arts Centre
53 Elgin Street

11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Whether competing against Bobby Flay in the popular Iron Chef competition, or hosting Food Network Canada’s Pitchin’ In & Restaurant Makeover, Chef Crawford has received tremendous media attention for her recent restaurant project, close to her heart, Ruby WatchCo. Her new show, Pitchin’ In celebrates the power of buying local and supporting the great farmers and purveyors of North America.


Lynn has established herself as a tremendous culinary presence in Canada. Returning recently from the Four Seasons in NYC, she is the only female chef in the Four Seasons worldwide to honor the executive chef position.

“All of the media attention is great – I won’t deny it.  But for me, it’s all about making people happy through great food and having a whole lot of fun doing it,” says Chef Crawford.  “I love people.  I love food.  And I love sharing so if that’s my role and future, then that’s perfect for me.” she adds.


Chef Crawford began her career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 19 years ago in Montreal.  During her career with Four Seasons, Chef Crawford worked in Nevis, West Indies; Vancouver and Toronto, Canada; and New York.


After studying fine arts in university, Chef Crawford moved to Toronto and attended George Brown College’s acclaimed culinary program.  During her studies there, she worked and received classical training from the city’s premier chefs.  After graduating, she traveled throughout California to further her culinary education.  While female chefs were still an anomaly, Chef Crawford was fortunate enough to work and learn from two of the best; Alice Waters and Barbara Tropp.  Today, she still considers them role models and mentors.


A native of Toronto, Canada, Chef Crawford has received critical acclaim from Food media and food lovers and established herself as a tremendous culinary presence in Canada as well as a popular favourite on Food Network. Her new restaurant, Ruby WatchCo has opened to an instant fan base of food lovers and supporters of all things local.

For more information about Lynn and to enjoy some of her great recipes check out  the Food Network