Kate Dowhan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honors degree in English Language and Literature. She followed her passion of food and cooking to the Stratford Chefs School, where she graduated with honors.
She spent time honing her writing and cooking skills by training in several restaurants in both the Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford, Ontario areas. She has worked freelance for Chatelaine, Homemakers and alongside food columnist Lucy Waverman at the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine, before becoming a full time member of the test kitchen at Canadian Living magazine in 2001. She spent six years there, testing and developing recipes for one of Canada’s most well-respected food news sources.
Today, Kate is a busy working mother of 3 beautiful children, but still enjoys sharing her love of cooking and great food ideas for today’s busy families. She now works freelance from home testing and developing recipes. She also teaches cooking classes in the Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo area.