Alum Jennifer Crawford wins MasterChef Canada

Congratulations to the new MasterChef Canada, a graduate of Saint Mary’s University, and the first Atlantic Canadian to win the title!

Jennifer Crawford (MA’07, Atlantic Canada Studies), wowed the CTV television program’s judges all season with creativity and innovation, including this final menu in the June 10 episode: fancy ants on a log, Mary's Little Lamb, and 'elevated treat cereal'.

While at Saint Mary’s, Jennifer studied under Peter Twohig and defended their thesis,“Sex, Cells: A postmodern feminist analysis of Nova Scotia’s sex education curricula, 1970 and 2004” in the summer of 2007. Jennifer went on to a career in public policy, but never lost their passion for creative cooking.

“I hope this win shows that actual magic can happen with simply taking good care of your squishy heart, honouring your own weird precious self, and showing up as best you can for others, one day at a time,” Crawford said in a release after their victory.

From Kingston in the Annapolis Valley, Crawford is currently living in Toronto and had been working as a government analyst prior to the show. They hope to move home to Nova Scotia to pursue “a big juicy future in food, whatever that might look like!”   

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