undefined & unconventional.
Pelland is an award winning new radical and fierce competitor in the culinary arena. She is a Chopped Canada winner and profiled as one of Western Canada’s top culinarians in Western Living and Chatelaine magazines. A born-and-bred Calgarian, her culinary roots are loyal to Alberta soil with international inspiration and flavour interpretation. Since 2010, Chef Pelland has been cutting her teeth and sharpening her skills working alongside John Jackson and Connie DeSousa at CHARCUT Roast House as their right hand.
Known as an ambitious powerhouse, she not only hunts and fishes, in the kitchen she specializes in whole-animal butchery, curing, grilling, roasting, and working magic in her refined rustic-cooking style. In 2015, Chef Pelland began her charbar journey having eaten and cooked her way through iconic culinary destinations like New York, San Francisco and further south to Argentina. This journey of discovery defines and inspires charbar’s food philosophy and identity. At the helm of charbar, Jessica continues to travel, stage and collaborate with some of the world’s most influential chefs of this decade.