A passion for food has been a constant thread throughout the life of Chef Kelsey Johnson. After a brief detour in the film industry, she found herself in her first kitchen at age 21 and was in charge of her own kitchen at Culina Highlands by age 23. Over the next 8 years, she developed her skills at various restaurants in Edmonton, traveled through Sweden, Denmark, and France, spent a summer butchering at Acme Meats, and several years at Duchess Bakeshop to refine her pastry skills. Her time at Duchess Bakeshop led to a collaboration to open Cafe Linnea where Kelsey has been able to combine her passion for butchery, gardening, baking and cooking. Cafe Linnea was awarded Canada’s 6th Best New Restaurant in its opening year and has continued to gain recognition as a source of excellence in the Edmonton food scene.