IMPACT Speakers

Jenni Lessard

2024 Impact Speaker Jenni Lessard


Chef and Culinary Consultant, Inspired By Nature Culinary Consulting

Jenni Lessard is a chef and culinary consultant who grew up in the boreal forest near La Ronge, in Northern Saskatchewan, and now lives and works in Lumsden, in the Qu’Appelle Valley near Regina.

Jenni is a member of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Interim Executive Director of the Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations.

Whether Jenni is creating an immersive culinary experience, such as the award winning Han Wi dinner series at Wanuskewin Heritage Park or designing a recipes and menus, sustainability and seasonality are her top priorities.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.