Jennifer Schell - Media Consultant
Jennifer Schell is Les Dames Wines media consultant and was pleased to assist Winemaker Mireille’s Sauve’s in her dream of paying forward her career support from Les Dames d’Escoffier and the wine’s goal to spotlight and celebrate women in the BC wine industry. Born and raised on an apple orchard in East Kelowna, Jennifer Schell is a passionate supporter of BC’s vibrant farming, food and wine industry and loves to provide a creative lens inside the province’s magical landscape and its people.
A widely read and followed food and wine writer, columnist and editor of Food & Wine Trails Magazine. She is the author of three cookbooks, the internationally award-winning cookbook series, The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker.
Very active in charities and her community, she is a proud member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the founding coordinator for the Okanagan Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers chapter. She is on the Program Advisory Committee for the Okanagan College’s culinary school and an instructor in the new Food, Wine & Tourism program the Continuing Studies offering a series of food, wine and farm workshops and intensives.
As an extension of her networking skill and love of camaraderie, in 2009 Jennifer established WOW (Women on Wine), a wine paired lunch club. She is the co-founder of Okanagan’s signature Diner en Blanc event and is co-founder of the Garagiste North Wine Festivals, celebrating the under 2000 case producers in BC. Jennifer and her festival partner are now organizing smaller ‘Spotlight’ festivals featuring single varietal wines and food pairings. Through the festivals, they have created a Garagiste North Wine Studies Scholarship offered at Okanagan College.