Submitted by Ann Thurlow
Kathy Stewart has worked in PEI kitchens all her life—most recently as a banquet chef at the Confederation Centre. Now she and partner Juneellen Clausheide are going to into business at the Farmers’ Market with a line of prepared foods, using recipes they’ve developed to reflect their belief in wholesome and delicious dishes.
“I was one of seven kids and my parents both worked. Though my dad would never have insisted on it, my mother thought it was important for him to have dinner on the table when he came home. So when she wasn’t there, it became my job. I was twelve at the time and I can tell you, there were a lot of burned potatoes. But I learned to cook with love and I’ve never forgotten it.
My mother was a very inventive cook; she had to be. She made chicken wings with French dressing and soy sauce. I used to take them to potlucks and people would beg me for more.”