Bringing people together to enjoy delicious food and the healing power of community.
Chef Pam Fanjoy
Building on a highly successful career as a clinical social worker, Chef Pam Fanjoy continues to help people & communities by integrating her culinary passion with her 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Pam has a personal lifetime mission to foster joyful, healthy relationships by using delicious, healthy food to facilitate meaningful connection between others to nourish their, bodies, minds and souls. This restaurant is really a continuance of what Pam has always done — bringing people together. 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 Junior Chef programs.
I love bringing people together around the table where they can enjoy delicious food and the healing power of community. Join me in learning how preparing and sharing a healthy, nutritious meal can build connections and change lives for the better.
To learn more about Chef Pam’s ability to engage and inspire through her speaking engagements, read on…
Book Chef Pam to Speak
Fan/Joy Fired Up!
The Journey from Childhood Hunger to Chopped Canada™ Champion & Food Network™ Celebrity Chef
Cooking Up Change
The Fan/Joy Way to Inspire Youth & Junior Chefs
A Feast for Entrepreneurs Looking to Create Work/Life Balance
WATCH HERE as Chef Pam Fanjoy competes in CHOPPED CANADA on the Food Network and wins $10,000.
Season 3 – Episode 7 “Shell Shocked”
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
Chef Pam in the News
Orangeville Citizen — by Brian Lockhart They are two rather diverse careers, however Pam Fanjoy, owner and executive chef at Fan/Joy Restaurant and Bar in Hillsburgh, combines her culinary expertise with her career as a clinical social worker to foster healthy relationships during a rather difficult time. With her restaurant currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Fanjoy is turning to online resources to help others cope with isolation through her Fan/Joy Chef Life Skills Family...
Chef Pam Fanjoy shows us the power of transferable skills. Starting her career as a Clinical Social Worker, she took a leap into the culinary industry following her passion to become a chef. She took her values of community and connection and infused them as key ingredients in her dishes. As well as opening her own restaurant, Fanjoy; she has received the Rhyze Award for Women Entrepreneurs (2018) and taken the Chopped Canada Champion title (2016)....
Learn how to cook. A simple but essential element to advancing food security, increasing the quality of food you eat and reducing food waste. That was one of the key points stressed by a panel of food experts Tuesday night at the Guelph Y. The Let’s Talk About Food event drew about 75 people to hear more from those who make their living making, eating, selling and studying food. The panel included: Pam Fanjoy, owner and executive chef of FanJoy Restaurant & Bar in Hillsburgh and...