I envision a world where individuals feed connection to reach their full potential to live more healthy and JOYful lives, sustainably.
Chef Pam Fanjoy, MSW, RSW
Chef Pam Fanjoy
Building on a highly successful career as a clinical social worker, Chef Pam Fanjoy continues to help people & communities now by whisking in her culinary passion with her 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Pam has a personal lifetime mission to cook up change that lasts a lifetime by fostering joyful, healthy relationships by using delicious, healthy food to facilitate meaningful connection between others to nourish their, bodies, minds and souls. During the pandemic, Pam has transformed her 30 seat restaurant to expand her culinary studio so that her team can offer safe, socially distanced programs that reduce the harmful effects of social issolation and build resilency for youth, families and our communities. She helps them heal and celebrate life through developing a deeper understanding of their own needs and showing them how connection with others can improve their physical and mental well-being. Learn about Chef Pam’s work with youth and families to enhance physical and mental health and well-being through her one of a kind Fan/Joy Junior Chef programs.
WATCH HERE as Chef Pam Fanjoy competes in CHOPPED CANADA on the Food Network and wins $10,000.
Season 3 – Episode 7 “Shell Shocked”
SheEO Canadian Venture 2021
Vital Voices GROW Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Fellow Jan 2021
BMO FOR WOMEN GRANT WINNER – NOV 2020
RHYZE VENTURES Social Enterprise WINNER OCT 2020 – INNOVATION GUELPH
RHYZE AWARDS for women entrepreneurs – 2018 WINNER
CHOPPED CANADA CHAMPION • FEB 2016 • $10,000, and bragging rights!
VICKI CHAN AWARD • George Brown College• HIGH ACHIEVER 2013
Women of Distinction CULINARY AWARD 2nd PLACE· 2013 • Toronto
FEATURED CHEF • Bethany’s Hope Foundation 2016-2018 • London
FEATURED CHEF • 2013-2018 PEI’S VILLAGE FEAST with CHEF MICHAEL SMITH
GUEST CHEF • NATIONAL VETERANS’ DINNER 2016 with CHEF MATT PENNELL
CULINARY MANAGEMENT, HONORS • DEC 2013 • GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK· APRIL 2000 • WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK • APRIL 1995 • YORK UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF ARTS HONS • APRIL 1993 • WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
I am a Connector.
I believe that when we teach people, especially youth, how to use food to connect authentically with others, to build a circle of chosen community around yourself that will uplift you to be your best self authentically, we can actually circumvent future hardships and suffering in our lives. We can create a life of JOY that is enhanced by strong, healthy friendships, loving families and healthy work lives that allow us to prioritize what really matters. That is why it is my personal mission to bring healing to people by facilitating conversations in the kitchen and around the table so that you can enjoy delicious food and the incredible, healing power of community.