I am Jennifer Drew-Banister and I am a Therapeutic Chef. I work with specialized diets including AIP Paleo, low histamine, Mediterranean Diet for IVF and Fertility, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and any allergy or preference needs. I believe food has the power to heal and prevent disease and discomfort, as well as nourish the soul. 

I am currently based in Calgary, AB, and received my culinary training from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Originally from the United States, in my "previous life" I was an actor and musician living in New York City. That is where I met my husband, John, and when I'm not cooking, you probably can find me laughing, singing and playing music with John.

Or traveling.

I always leave a part of my heart with the ocean, and I love experiencing new places. John and I will be cultivating a second home In Anna Maria Island, FL over the next year or so once travel becomes safer.

In 2021, in the name of transparency and authenticity, I will be sharing more of my experience with Infertility and IVF, and our journey navigating our way to expanding our family. Follow me on Instagram @bountifulchef for updates, and a look into what is on our table. I will be sharing my Mediterranean Diet recipes and meal ideas.

I have always been inspired by the power of food to heal and bring people together. I am also inspired by the seasons, local produce, the personalities of my clients, and COLOR(!). I believe in the power of connection, and that any journey is better traveled with someone to support you along the way, which is why I became a Certified Health Coach, trained through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.

Food is so beautifully personal. I look forward to hearing your story, knowing more about your relationship with food and finding bountiful ways to work together.

Anna Maria Sunset
Engagement Shoot
California Coast
Grey Cup in Alberta
Enjoying Kistler
Rod & Reel Anna Maria Island
Amalfi Coast