Canadian born Executive Chef Jane Crawford cultivated her passion for the culinary world from a very early age. Jane studied and graduated from several Culinary Arts programs worldwide including the USA, Italy and France.
Over the years, Jane has worked under many influential leaders and her mentor Master Chef Rene Berard, who helped shape her culinary style and depth of knowledge. Her philosophy and style reflect fresh, smart cuisine using local purveyors, farmers and artisans found all over Prince Edward Island.
Having worked and lived in cities around the world such as Florence, Italy, New Orleans, USA and La Cadier D’azur, France Jane has made Prince Edward Island and the city of Charlottetown home. Jane’s culinary homes include the newest downtown craft beer bar called Hopyard and cantina style taco and tequila bar Sugar Skull. Both restaurants showcase local food with the best ingredients the Island has to offer.
“PEI seafood is incredible and inspiring- I don’t think there is anything better than crispy crab cakes, rare bluefin tuna, briny fresh oysters or a lobster roll. We can find all of that here on PEI- it is really a seafood lovers ultimate climate!”
~ Chef Jane Crawford