Dominique Looye NM is a graduate of Fanshawe’s Food and Nutrition Management program and a Certified Chef. She has had the pleasure of working in the Dietary departments of various long term care settings, preparing nutritious meals, and providing special diets for people with digestive disorders. Currently, Dominique is creating a therapeutic-diet cookbook.
Her industry background began with cake decorating as a teenager, working as a restaurant supervisor on a cruise ship in her 20s, as well as serving in different restaurants and providing catering services over the years.
Dominique has enjoyed cultural diversity with plenty of traveling, e.g. became a certified yoga teacher and studied classical music in India, worked in TV and film in Toronto doing subtitling and closed captioning for the hearing impaired, and she began practicing Tai Chi and found her calling in health care during a medical placement in the radiology department of a Dutch hospital.
An Anthropology of Gastronomy class introduced Dominique to Michael Pollan’s books, which has since inspired an interest in the Slow Food movement. Her father’s lifelong experimentation in plant hybridization has inspired a passion for learning about how we can become self-sufficient through gardening and aquaponics as well as local edible plant-life. This blog explores these varied interests.