Joanne Gobeil is a food artist and her canvas is the fridge and pantry. And like all artists she creates flavour palette the same way a painter creates a colour palette. The mark of a great chef is the ability to taste a recipe or food combination in their head and Joanne can do just that.
“I can offer my clients a menu perfectly suited to what they like and what they can eat, something specially made for them according to their needs,” she says. “When someone has food allergies, for example, I love the challenge of creating a recipe for it.”
In 2010 Fried Green Tomatoes was born out of a passion for cooking and as a way to bring her family together with healthy food and hard work. All three of Joanne’s children work alongside her in the kitchen learning not only the importance of hard work, but as a way to teach her children the importance of healthy eating.
“Take the food to its simplest form without additives or preservatives is healthier for them,” she notes. “In addition, when you eat healthy, you are in a better mood and have more energy.
Joanne’s son Mikael loves to cook with his mother as he is currently enrolled in culinary arts school, and her youngest daughter Katrina helps out at weddings. While Geneviève does not cook, she helps doing deliveries, pickups as well as banquets. Gary, Joanne’s husband, carries many hats. He does deliveries, helps at the banquets and does the maintenance of the kitchen. The whole family also takes care of the garden which crops we use in the use of our menus.
In addition to the family, Fried Green Tomatoes employs additional full time staff both in the kitchen and as servers for events.