Taryn Wa’s passion for cooking can be easily traced: growing up around two amazing cooks, her mother and grandmother, instilled an early love of food within Taryn. It came as little surprise, then, that Taryn decided to forge a career path out of her love of cooking. A graduate of the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Taryn received classical training in both the Culinary and Pastry Programs before receiving a scholarship from the renowned organization Les Dames D’Escoffier. Taryn represented her school at the 2005 British Columbia Chef’s Association “Hot! Competition Live,” where she earned a gold medal.
Personal chef work piqued Taryn’s interest while working at the multi-award winning Bistro Pastis. After a stint in entertainment as the Sous Chef for the second season of the Channel M multicultural cooking show, “Fusion Fare,” Taryn focused her full attention on simply elegant entertaining and catering.