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The Measure of My Powers is the story of one woman’s search to find herself—something to which many of us can relate. Join us for a 3-course dinner with wine pairings at the Stratford Chefs School as Jackie shares her story of empowerment, self-discovery, and the importance of a life well-lived—through good food, through self-love, and through the desire to find meaning.


• Lyonnaise Salad
• Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Herbs
• Slow-Cooked Salmon with Roasted Potatoes, Pickled Shallots and Aioli
• Passionfruit Baba au Rhum

This menu is subject to change.

About the author

Jackie Kai Ellis is the founder of Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery, the owner of The Paris Tours, and a travel and lifestyle writer. She lives in Vancouver and Paris.

“With searing vulnerability and unflinching honesty, Jackie Kai Ellis takes us on an intense and immersive journey from her darkest moments to the redemption she finds through her love of food, Paris, and ultimately, herself.” —Jen Waite, bestselling author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

About the book

In The Measure of My Powers, armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the great 20th century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, one woman begins a journey—from France to Italy, then the Congo and back again—to find herself.

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