By  Brian Faulkner  On

Chef Caren McSherry, with her Butternut Risotto.

Caren’s professional training began at the Cordon Bleu in London, England.
Her culinary education continued throughout the world, including the Culinary Institute of America, The Thai Cooking School in Bangkok, Japanese Food Art in Tokyo as well as work opportunities with various hotel chefs around the globe.  In 1978 she founded Caren’s Cooking School, which now is Canada’s longest running, privately owned school.

In addition to teaching, she hosts The Saturday Morning Chef on GLOBAL TV’S morning news, is a regular guest with The Bill Good Program on CKNW/980 and writes a weekly column for TV Week magazine. She is a regular guest on the Fanny Keifer show on Shaw TV.

She wrote and published her first cookbook, “Vancouver Cooks” and has co-authored 3 more Canadian Best Sellers with female colleague chefs, called “The Girls Who Dish”. Her latest book “More Than Salt & Pepper” celebrates 25 years of spicing up the kitchen, published by Whitecap Books.

Leave a comment

BCfresh and our grower partners can confirm that onions packaged as Bestfresh Chefs Reserve 10lb Onions are not included in the recall as they are NOT SOURCED from Thomson International (Bakersfield, California).

Our Bestfresh 10lb Onion packaging is a black mesh bag with gold label with UPC 7-75058-50108-2 – they are Washington onions sourced from completely different grower/packer and are safe to consume. 

If you have lingering concerns regarding the safety of Bestfresh Chef’s Reserve 10lb onions, we recommend you dispose of the product or return to Costco for a full refund.

For more information regarding the recall please visit CFIA at