Submitted by Ann Thurlow
Jaime Zehr is the co-owner and chef at the Island Stone Pub in Kensington.
“I grew up on a mixed farm in southwestern Ontario. What we grew we ate and what we ate we grew. Our whole lives revolved around food; it was not unusual to be eating one meal and talking about the nest one. We were almost self-sufficient and I was taught to treat all the food we grew with respect. That meant using everything well; my family had many passionate cooks.
Growing up in a small town teaches you about loyalty. That’s why I’m so happy to be located in a smaller community. I’m happy to see the tourists but they come and go. The people from my community are the ones I love to cook for the best.”