The story behind the passion: A few words from Chef Marie
Welcome to my creative space: healthy cooking at service of foodies. My name is Marie-Dominique Rail. I am chef-owner and founder of MCHEF 2009. I studied at Culinary School titled “Institut Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec” in Montreal QC. Canada from 1999-2003 with Chef Jean-Paul Grappe whose teachings and inspiring guidance led me to discover the cuisines of the world.
I kicked off my career working in restaurant kitchens in Montreal back in 2016, gradually rising to the position of Chef in a 10 year of professional training achievement. 15 years ago, working in the restaurant kitchens, our team was responding to customer demand for special menus with restrictions like salt free, gluten free nuts free, etc. In 2009, a grassroots business idea flourished into the new and innovative business of a higher scale of “Chef at Home” services. At the request of loyal customers, I created gourmet-style meals consisting of all natural, allergen-free, and low in sodium herbs and spice blends that would delight even the most sophisticated of palates.
My search brought me to discover the infinite possibilities that spices and herbs can offer. Therefore, I made it a mission of my own to share with all a variety of unique and delectable ethnic blends that showcase the best cuisines of the world and bring awareness in “clean label” quality herbs and spices. The ethnicity of flavors is for me the most beautiful way of discovering the cultures of my environment.
My mission is simple: “Continuously develop and improve flavors, raise awareness about the use of wholesome ingredients, herbs & spices and share the results and findings without compromise, while allowing for dietary restrictions such as gluten, nuts, allergen and low in sodium”.
And the passion grew in me. Discover fresh, colorful, trendy, exciting recipes made with love!