Pristine Angels™

The Pristine Angels™ are our Chef ambassadors in the field, spreading the word of Pristine Gourmet at festivals and events throughout Ontario.

Pristine Gourmet Angels
From left: Chef Amanda Ford, Chef Rossy Earle and Chef Joshna Maharaj

Jason Persall always wanted to be on TV (and one day we are sure he will make that dream a reality), and here we see him emulating Charlie, from the 70’s hit TV show Charlie’s Angels. To that end, we have assembled 3 extremely talented chefs and fitted them for the job with all the tools they will need to teach you all about what to do with Pristine Gourmet products.

Each has their own background, and culinary talents, and we hope you will look for them and the Good Food Starts Here™ street team at an event near you soon.

Jason Persall

How do our chefs feel about working with Pristine Gourmet?

Chef Joshna Maharaj says...

“The Pristine Gourmet products are such a shining example of the bounty that our landscape can produce. Jason and his family have been very smart to focus on cultivating crops and products that allow us all to use more beautiful, locally sourced ingredients in our kitchens.

These products are grown ecologically, with care to make sure they’re fresh and wholesome, which is something particularly important to me. What seals the deal for me is the incredible flavour!  The oils are so beautiful, and I've had such fun (and success) incorporating those different flavours into the food I cook. From traditional curries to a simple, field-to-table preparation, Pristine Gourmet products have a happy home in my kitchen.

I'm thrilled to be a PG Angel, because I always love the chance to get people excited about good food! Seeing their eyes open wide with delight after tasting something new is one of the reasons I am a chef.  I look forward to introducing many more folks to these beautiful products, and the lovely family behind them.”

Chef Rossy Earle

Chef Rossy Earle

Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Rossy prides herself in infusing Latin American flavours into whatever she creates, making it her goal to merge some of her roots into Canadian food culture.

Currently a freelance Chef working in Toronto, Rossy is  developing her website and will soon launch a line of bottled specialty products and catering services with creative menus inspired by her hometown recipes with a Latino twist on classic dishes. 

Under the name SupiCucú, Rossy's first products are her hotly anticipated “Diablo’s Fuego” hot sauce and it’s sweeter -but not less spicy-sister sauce “Diabla’s Kiss” hot sauce.

Check out some of her recipes using our products in our Recipe blog.


Chef Joshna Maharaj

Joshna is working on a project at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, focusing on serving patients and their families locally sourced, wholesome, homemade food. Joshna is also the Chef in Residence for the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Joshna was a speaker at the 2011 TEDxToronto conference, and the Toronto Star named her as one of the 12 people to watch in the city for 2012.

Check out some of her recipes using our products in our Recipe blog.

Chef Amanda Ford

Chef Amanda Ford

After a successful career as a portfolio manager for a major Canadian bank, Ms. Ford attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City and in 2005, opened her first restaurant in Toronto.

Three years as co-owner and chef of Fat Cat Wine Bar on Roncesvalles led to the opening Citygirl Catering, Event Planning and Gourmet Meal Delivery. Ms. Ford also devotes her time developing a line of soy products for Strand, a company she started in 2010 and collaborates on projects with Chris McDonald of Cava.

Check out some of her recipes using our products in our Recipe blog.