Stephanie Piché is a chef turned cooking instructor, wine educator, travel presenter, writer…and now the host and producer of her very own podcast – Flying For Flavour!
On her never-ending quest for new flavours and experiences, she has travelled the world to over 30 countries (actually…33 and counting!) to gather insight and knowledge in international travel, luxury dining, local recipes and the world’s best wines.
From cooking and wine classes, food and travel writing, corporate & public presentations to community fundraisers, Stephanie shares her life’s passions with grace and panache in her signature sparkle and high heels.
Described by many as energetic and enthusiastic, Cynthia Loiselle-Séguin of Jacaranda Events tackles everything put in front of her with gusto and determination. She may not have all the answers to any given situation, but her troubleshooting and problem solving skills are invaluable in her work as an event planner and coordinator. Addicted to checklists, she has been lauded by previous clients and colleagues as professional, highly organized and efficient as tasks on her many lists are checked off throughout the planning and execution of an event. And her quirky side adds just the right amount of creativity, fun, and spontaneity too! Cynthia spent three years in Australia, working as a full-time volunteer, planning events ranging from kids parties to fashion show fundraisers and high teas. Her travels all over the world have allowed her to broaden her resources beyond her Sudbury roots.
Stacy Fahner has a diversified skill set and certification in many areas of interest. She moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue a Confectionary Arts Diploma at the renowned Bonnie Gordon college of Confectionary Arts. She now decorates wedding cakes and special event cakes for friends and family. She was a sales representative for Churchill Cellars (wine agency) in northern Ontario, then moved on into the beer industry with Premium Beer, and Muskoka Cottage Brewery. She has sommelier training and enjoys entertaining with friends while doing wine/beer and food pairings. She is an avid traveller and has just returned from a 28 day beer and food tour of Belguim, Germany, and Ireland.
Deke Zaher hails from a legacy of chefs dating back to the early 20th century in Haifa, Israel. His company, Zaher’s Small Batch has incidentally been inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine and specializes in Mediterranean fusion. Although high def catering was the initial highlight of this effort, he has also master crafted and branded his own line of Hummus (Zaher’s Hummus) in 2016 which has been crushing commercial competition as a new local favorite. His dedication to his community drove his passion to make locally crafted nutrition more accessible and the creation of a vegan option that’s palatable to all (as well as being gluten free and nut free) also fuels local charities through partnership status.
Other Regular Contributors
Alex Pechkoff AKA Deep Rogers is the man behind all of the music at Flying For Flavour. With 5 years of DJ’ing local clubs and parties throughout Sudbury and experimenting with various sounds, Alex has found his niche – House music. Specifically, UK Bass house.
Deep Rogers’ sets are always filled with funky rhythms and loads of bass, drawing inspiration from artists such as Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything & Chris Lorenzo.
In 2016, he’s had the pleasure of opening for international acts such as Valentino Khan, Party Favor, Rezz & Torro Torro.
Cedric Jones founded Luhambo Tours in 2009 and has built up the company to one of the leading wine tour operators in Cape Town. As a typical South African, he loves the outdoors and has a true passion for Africa. He worked in the tourism industry throughout Africa before he returned to South Africa and expanded his knowledge and skills by guiding countless safaris and special interests tours for international tourists in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. Now specializing in wine tours, Cedric is a registered FGASA Field Guide and a certificate holder of the Cape Wine Academy.