A rare Vancouver-born resident, Chef Karen Dar Woon has been a culinary professional since 2003. She facilitates cooking and food preservation workshops throughout Metro Vancouver and has provided expert content for on-line discussion forums, radio, tv and newspapers. Karen believes that personal and community food security are improved when people can “eat what you buy/grow, and buy what you eat.” With a background in chemistry, materials science, and graphic arts, Karen combines her skills and talents to create art on a plate. As Your Secret Chef, she provides personalized, in-home cooking lessons and private dinner parties. She was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter in 2013, and is Co-President for 2016/17.