Chef Heather Bekar-Schulte has been involved in the culinary industry since 1994. Heather was raised on a small beef and grain farm near North Battleford, SK and has long been an advocate for local food security and traditional farming and food production methods instilled by her father's beliefs. Upon graduating high school at 17, she entered the culinary program at Sask Polytech and never looked back.
Her kitchen adventures took her through Alberta and she even spent 6 years of maternity leave as a Farmer's Market vendor wearing one baby after another in a backpack selling baking, farm raised eggs, yogurt and organic vegetables. Returning home to Saskatchewan in 2003, she returned to work full time and earned her Inter Provincial Red Seal . Still an avid gardener, she loves growing her own vegetables, garlic and herbs and spending time, when she can steal away, picking apples and berries at her Mother's farm.
Over the past several years running a catering business and having a local market store, she has forged relationships with many farmers and growers in the Saskatchewan community and credits these hard working people with keeping her creativity alive. She has fun bringing the "Prairie to Plate" adventure into her kitchen, learning invaluable skills from many chefs over the years, teaching others and sharing the tasty results with her guests. Dining in THE HAYLOFT at Homequarter is a wonderful example of her love of food .
Chef Heather takes great pleasure in creating unique menus, tailored to your group, often using your story as inspiration for the meal. Thoughtfully finding the perfect quality ingredients and showcasing them at center of plate. She believes you eat with your eyes first and good food must not only taste great but look great as well.
Every Chef is an artist and food is their medium. Chef Heather particularly enjoys using beautiful and inviting ingredients as her palette, "painting" them on the canvas of your plate with an artistic flair. Presenting you with a treat for your senses with delicious results.