Meet chef Jessica Pelland #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

Every week for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to Town Hall Brands; rather we just connect with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Jessica Pelland.

Jessica Pelland

Jessica Pelland is a culinary star, and we are thrilled to know her through her role as a chef in Calgary.

Jessica is the executive chef at Calgary’s Charbar, a Prairie & west coast ingredient driven restaurant and bar that has been inspired by wood-fired Argentina cuisine.

Jessica, under 30, is already an award winning Chopped Canada winner, and has been named a Top Foodie in Western Living magazine. She had her first restaurant role straight out of high school, and from 2010, Jessica honed her skills working alongside John Jackson and Connie DeSousa at CHARCUT Roast House as their right hand, before going on to open Charbar in 2015.

She has a reputation for her ambition. She hunts and fishes, and in the kitchen she specializes in whole-animal butchery, curing, grilling, roasting, and working magic with a refined rustic-cooking style. With her love for food, cooking, and discovery, I feel that Jessica is a rising star and I am sure she is just getting started.

With all she does, will you help us welcome Jessica as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Tammy Kwan #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

Every week for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to Town Hall Brands; rather we just connect with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Tammy Kwan.

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Tammy is one smart cookie. She is a staff writer for the Vancouver weekly paper the Georgia Straight, and her qualifications include a master degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong, and she also graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a bachelor in arts degree with a major in history– specializing in Imperial China and Pre-Modern Europe.

In the Georgia Straight, Tammy writes about food, drink, events, and the delicious things that happen in and around Vancouver. in any given week she can be found checking out the latest place for a hamburger, lemonade, or ice cream, or sharing news about this weekend’s festivals.

This means Tammy is out in the community a lot; you never know when you might bump into her.

With all she does, will you help us welcome Tammy as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Cathy Browne #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes in these posts they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Cathy Browne.

Cathy Brown withTownHallI have known Cathy since 2008 as she was one of the first people I ever followed on Twitter. Prolific on social media, Cathy Browne is a veteran in the public relations world who has watched the landscape of public relations change and adapt with technology. However, Town Hall Brands works with Cathy through her media side, as she writes and takes photographs of events and lifestyle stories throughout Vancouver.

She has her own website, but also contributes to MyVanCity and The Daily Hive as both a writer and photographer.

Through her photography Cathy is able to capture the world around her in beautiful imagery despite the fact that she is legally blind.

As noted, Cathy is active on social media which she uses for her storytelling and part of the Vancouver social media community.

She is also a disability advocate for those with physical and mental challenges and has been the vice-chair of Persons with Disabilities Advisory Council for the City of Vancouver for the last four years.

With all she does ,will you help us welcome Cathy as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Maureen Frost #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes in these posts they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Maureen Frost.

editted13231257_10154249731107094_1612634123_nMaureen is a contributor at HelloVancity, as well as a business owner at Frost Nursery in Abbotsford.

Town Hall Brands has been lucky enough to get to know Maureen through her attendance at and coverage of client events, especially in the Fraser Valley.

Maureen wrote an excellent article on Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store‘s cocktail class hosted by Kelly Ann Woods of Gillespie’s Fine Spirits. If you need some inspiration I highly recommend you give it a read.

Working with Maureen is easy and she asks intelligent questions that she knows will resonate with her readers, and she holds great enthusiasm for her work. This all shows through in the finished story.

With all of that said about Maureen, will you please give a big hello to her?

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