This week our conversation is with
From playing in her Italian grandmother’s garden with full access to her restaurant to becoming a trained Natural Chef, Caroline learned early the value of family, community and breaking bread together., and yes, always with Olive Oil present.
When she was 16 her grandmother, took Caroline to meet her family in Lucca, Italy. It was at that time she fell so deeply in love with her Italian heritage.
In her twenty-six years as a real estate agent, Caroline was always taking on projects that were culinary or health related. They varied from opening a cooking school to developing a holistic coaching division for a company with an international presence.
After real estate she attended a Natural Chef Culinary School. The focus was on Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local foods. She then went on to receive her Olive Oil Sommelier Certificate to better understand the practical uses of cooking with olive oil and most importantly, the health benefits in EVOO.
With an inherent love for teaching she took this knowledge to the public by offering classes for EVOO tastings and pairing it with healthy foods. Matched with her love for travel and a fierce desire to learn everything possible about EVOO and each producers story, she has recently visited producers during harvest time in Greece, and plans to visit the Southern Hemisphere, for the Chile and Argentina harvest next.
She won’t stop there; plans are already underway for next years harvest in Southern Italy’s too!
Caroline’s desire to share these experiences has moved her towards developing a Blog at Carolinerobitaille.com which will be up with more content soon. Along with an announcement (soon) for a Retreat that will take place in Greece in the Spring of 2020. You can find her on Facebook @Caroline Robitaille and Instagram @ChefCaroline.
Summary of contact details:
Facebook @Caroline Robitaille