Kelsey Oudendag is a culinary arts instructor based in Kelowna, where she teaches at The Okanagan Table, which is owned & operated by RauDZ Creative Concepts. She has also instructed in some of Canada’s best culinary schools including SAIT & Okanagan College. She holds a deep passion and commitment to education and is known for her ability to help all learners feel capable, confident, and empowered in the kitchen. Her approach to cooking is relaxed and joyful with a focus on utilizing the abundance of local product in the Okanagan.
She loves to be active in her culinary community having sat on the board for the Okanagan Chefs Association and currently holds a board position with Chefs in the Classroom, an organization with a mission to educate children to grow, cook and eat local foods.
Her community outreach also focuses on research around food security where she has run research projects partnered with the Okanagan Fruit Tree project, Food for Thought, Central Okanagan Food Bank and the BC Beverage Technology Access Centre.
Kelsey’s dedication to her craft and commitment to teaching others makes her a highly respected figure in the culinary community.