As we count down to the Chop Chop 'Feast'ival for Foodies (Nov. 1st to 7th) will be profiling chefs at each of the participating restaurants. Today we chat with Marianne Jordan from Magnolia Cafe…
1. Where we you born & raised?
Rothesay/Quispamsis, New Brunswick
2. What got you interested in cooking?
Pretty much Julia Child, Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain & Jacques Torres. I had an overwhelming interest in experimenting with food at a very early age and decided to pursue it as a career.
3. What are your favourite ingredients to work with?
Anything fresh and in it's most natural state. Definitely chocolate, vanilla beans, fresh fruit and raspberries are a must in the majority of my product. Also I thrive on anything ethnic and add a contemporary twist to that.
4. Have you ever served anyone famous?
I have but haven't always known. I worked in various hotel, resorts and restaurants in Western Canada and there was always prestigious people passing through.
5. Can you give us a sneak peek for your menu plan for Chop Chop?
Definitely something or somethings chocolate
You can find Marianne and quality, delicious dishes with a unique flair at Bourbon Quarter, 112 Prince William Street, 506-214-3618