Cooking with Game & All the Fun Bits with Chef Jesse Vergen (Saint John Ale House)

Thursday, November 13, 2014    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Huggins Science Hall, Acadia University
12 University Ave, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6

Workshop description coming soon, Jesse may be out trapping. 

Jesse Vergen

Jesse Vergen_Saint John Ale House

Hailing from New Brunswick, Jesse Vergen is a passionate chef that has made his mark by utilizing his province’s untapped bounty of small farms and fisherman as a base for his craft. Raised on a small organic farm in Fundy Hills, Jesse now resides on his family farm with his wife and three kids. Produce from his farm is readily consumed by the hungry diners of the Saint John Ale House, Smoking Pig BBQ and Cleaver Catering, where Jesse has brought local flavours together with unpretentious dining.

Jesse’s life is all about food – whether he’s in his kitchens, on his tractor, or hunting coastal marshes – flavour is always on his mind. A competitor on the fourth season of Food Network’s Top Chef Canada, his restaurant has also been featured twice on the network’s award-winning show, You Gotta Eat Here! Featured in many newspapers and magazines such as The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Readers Digest, Chatelaine and EnRoute, Jesse was also one of the contributing chefs in Michael Smith’s documentary, Village Feast.