Kirstie Herbstreit

Position: Co-Owner / Culinary Master  

Chef Kirstie Herbstreit started her cooks training at SAIT in Calgary, after completing a 4-Year Degree in History and Religion at Wilfrid Laurier University.  She began her apprenticeship under Chefs Michael Noble and Hyato Okimesku at Catch in Calgary.  Born and raised in Waterloo, she returned here to complete her apprentiship at various restaurants in Kitchener-Waterloo.  After completing her Red Seal qualification, Kirstie began teaching people how to cook out of her house, at other people's homes and many other places in the community.  She met Jody teaching at the college level, and the rest is history!  After a freelance home-based business, Jody and Kirstie opened The Culinary Studio, Kitchener-Waterloo's first recreational cooking school.