Our Board

Spencer Sandor - President & Board Chair: 2016-Present

Spencer Sandor is a passionate public servant and community volunteer.  He works as a Senior Program Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs where he helps support the delivery of provincial disaster relief programs. 

In addition to his role with Growing Chefs, he has served in various positions with the Western University Local Government Program Alumni Association, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, United Way Elgin Middlesex, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, London Employment Help Centre, Action Read Guelph, and St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. 

In 2017 Spencer was honoured with the Huron University College Young Alumni Award in recognition of his leadership and contribution in these volunteer roles.

Spencer has been cooking and tending to the family vegetable garden since he was a kid.  He enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and frequently ad-libs stir-fry and stew recipes to mixed results.  He has recently started learning to pickle extra produce from the garden.

Elsa Rose Eastabrook - Co-Founder B.O.D: 2008-Present

Elsa Rose co-founded Growing Chefs! Ontario along with Andrew Fleet in 2008 and currently is a member of the board of directors. 

She is the mother of two girls, who are the inspiration for her work with children and food. She has worked with children for six years and in the food industry for 10 years. She is a yoga teacher and a doula. 

Elsa Rose is passionate about family, community, food, health and life.

Jordan Hypes - Treasurer: 2017-Present, B.O.D: 2016-Present

Jordan is an analyst with Libro Credit Union working primarily in the agriculture and commercial services sector. Prior to joining Libro Jordan led a number of community economic development projects, bringing together farmers, entrepreneurs, industry and government representatives in an effort to expand and enhance local food systems throughout much of Ontario.

Jordan attended the University of Waterloo, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Masters of Applied Environmental Studies. He has since returned to his hometown of London where he enjoys playing baseball, biking and cooking with his wife and young son.

Andrew Wolwowicz - B.O.D: 2010-Present

Andrew is a twenty year veteran of the food service industry; Chef Andrew enjoys the challenges and demands of a service orientated career.  As Stratford Chefs School graduate, his experience in restaurant kitchen’s include hands-on training with distinguished professionals including Jamie Kennedy, Rob Feenie and Norman Apris.

With regards to his extra-curricular cooking activities, Andrew and two other Toronto chefs were invited a couple years back to cook at the Ontario Wine Awards in the Distillery District which was a great honour and experience. As well, Andrew has presented several talks on behalf of the O.F.I. on Food Trends and other Kitchen and restaurant issues. He does consulting cooking with a Major food Distribution company in Canada; and just recently, has had the pleasure of preparing lunch for the Prime Minister of Canada while on his visit to London.

Andrew believes his style, energy and hospitable demeanour are source of pride. He promises to uphold these characteristics. He works to enjoy a record of excellence with catering to the guests needs and surpassing their dining expectations.

Malcolm Scott - B.O.D: 2012-Present

Malcolm Scott is a civil litigation lawyer and a partner with the law firm Brown Beattie O’Donovan LLP, focussing on personal injury and insurance matters.  

Hailing from Eastern Ontario, Malcolm moved to London in 1995 to attend the University of Western Ontario where he obtained a degree in history and law.   London has been his home ever since.

Malcolm is a musician in the band The Early Morning and is a father of 3.  He is passionate about cooking and food.  Malcolm loves to roast, bake, bbq, smoke, broil, boil, marinade, saute, and pickle homemade dinners.

Prior to joining Growing Chefs! Ontario, Malcolm was on the board of directors for LUSO Community Services, a multicultural non-profit assisting newcomers to London with employment, literacy, and community skills.

Perry Esler - B.O.D: 2017-Present

Matt Pawelec - B.O.D: 2017 - Present

Nicole Noble - B.O.D: 2017 - Present

Cecile Klerks - B.O.D: 2016-Present

 

 

 

 
 
    
     
      
   
  
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