March 12, 2009
By: Kate Kerrick
We are very lucky here at Northwaters and Langskib (NWL) to have three great chefs in our community. Robin Young works at our Northwaters Basecamp while Lynne Brach and Elizabeth (or 2D, as we call her) work at our Langskib Island basecamp.
Our Northwaters cook, Robin Young, grew up in Toronto. Her father inspired in her an appreciation for good, fresh, seasonal food by planting a garden for her when she was little. Now she has four children of her own who all love to cook. As part of her development as a chef, Robin has attended classes at The San Francisco Baking Institute, the Ballymaloe Cooking School in Ireland, the Beverly Burge Cooking School in Toronto, and the Tante Marie Cooking School in San Francisco. She has also been to Italy to test bread recipes for the award-winning cookbook “Piano Piano Pieno.” Currently she is a member of the Slow Food Movement and has been member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America. She has both taught cooking classes as well as run her own catering company.
When she’s not working in Temagami, she volunteers her time at the St. Andrew’s Church in Toronto where she is in charge of menu planning and producing meals for the Out of the Cold program – a six-month program that feeds 200 guests weekly. In addition to being an amazing cook, Robin is a dear friend to staff and directors and creates an atmosphere of home and welcoming in her kitchen.