Hire Val

I am passionate about ethically produced food and drink. As an award-winning feature writer, I travel extensively to find stories about extraordinary culinary artisans, chefs, small-scale producers, and communities built around food. While I occasionally make international trips, I’m committed first and foremost to telling stories with a strong Canadian angle.

I’ve contributed to enRoute, Chatelaine, Canadian LivingFresh Juice, Toronto Life, Maisonneuve, Fairmont, Mercedes, Pure Canada, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, BlackBook, and the Toronto Star, among other publications. I was the food editor of Reader’s Digest from August 2010 to November 2013. You can find samples of my work in the portfolio section.

To communicate with me about assignments; speaking engagements; and food, social media, writing or travel consultation services, please use the contact form.

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