Chef Karen Barnaby

Chef Karen Barnaby | Chefs and Teachers | Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store

We're so happy to have Chef Karen Barnaby as a Teaching Chef at Well Seasoned!

When it comes to the culinary scene, she has helped shape the evolving face of the Vancouver food scene with her extensive work in the city's kitchens and food media.


After starting her career in Ottawa and then moving to Toronto, Karen came to Vancouver in 1991. She has been executive chef at the acclaimed Fish House restaurant, since 1995.


Outside the heat of the kitchen, Karen is a regular food columnist for theVancouver Sun and sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Karen was also the past president and former Scholarship Director for Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international organization dedicated to nurturing women of distinction in culinary professions. 


Karen found a passion for writing in Toronto with the David Wood Food Book and The David Wood Dessert Book. Since then, she has authored nine cookbooks, including The Low-Carb Gourmet, three books in The Girls Who Dish!, Pacific Passions Cookbook, Screamingly Good Food, and The Passionate Cook.


Chef Karen has been cooking with Well Seasoned for more than a decade and whether she is brining her seafood expertise or love of Bacon to our classes, her classes always fill up!

You can find Karen Barnaby on Instagram. This bio was primarily pulled from her author's page at Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited

Call us now at 604-530-1518 to reserve your seat in Chef Karen's next class!

To see all of our classes, check out our cooking class calendar (updated weekly).