Get Inspired by Local!

Chef Renée Lavallée

Select Nova Scotia is thrilled to team up with Chef Renée Lavallée to present the “Local Inspiration Station”; a series of short cooking videos featuring simple and delicious local dishes.

Beginning September 1 and taking place over several weeks, we’ll share a new video every Thursday at noon. To catch each video as it comes out, like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter account. Miss a video? No problem. The Select NS YouTube channel will have each video from the series, as well as other great Select Nova Scotia clips!

Born and bred in small town Quebec, Renée Lavallée, aka The Feisty Chef, is a red seal certified Chef. Growing up, she never thought she would end up cooking for a living, but after more than twenty years, she has yet to question her calling. She has worked at notable restaurants throughout Canada, Italy and the Caribbean.

After taking a break from the restaurant world to spend time consulting and raising her family, Renée opened The Canteen in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Canteen offers sandwiches, soups and salads made in house, from scratch.

Renée is passionate about creating inspired, local food with amazing people. Her cooking motto is to always keep it simple, seasonal and local!