About Jennifer

Jennifer Bartoli is the voice, recipe developer, photographer and stylist behind Chocolate Shavings. A trained culinary expert, she worked as Food Editor for Canadian Living magazine for just shy of 5 years, helping lead the food strategy for the magazine’s food pages and website. She currently freelances in the food media realm. When she’s not at work, she can most often be found taking photos or cooking up a storm in her home kitchen.

Born and raised in Paris, France you could say good food came with the genes, and it probably did! Jennifer moved to New York City in 2007– after obtaining her Political Science Bachelors from McGill University — to attend culinary school at what is now the International Culinary Center. She’s been working in the food ever since, all while documenting her adventures on this blog.

Jennifer currently resides in Toronto with her partner, and her rambunctious kitten, Nutmeg.

5 Comments on About Jennifer

  1. Linda
    September 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm (4 years ago)


    So glad your doing well. I have loved your recipes, and tried a lot of them

    It’s so nice to read about you and where you grew up at. I liked reading about your cat. My daughter Sarah loves cats, we just lost a cat name Pedro, at 18yrs old. We miss him.

    I like your new site too.

    Linda T. Peterson

  2. Sonia! The Healthy Foodie
    November 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Hey Jennifer,

    I just wanted to bring this post to your attention: http://ohchocolat.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/quatre-quarts-au-citron-vanille-et-pavot-avec-glacage-au-citron/

    This person has been using your photo, I’m pretty sure, without your consent, and even had the nerve to add their own watermark to it.

    I figured you might want to have that removed… see this page if you need help with that : http://automattic.com/dmca/

    • jennifer
      November 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I contacted them and hope they will remove their copyright infringement ASAP. Thanks again!

  3. Tomoko
    October 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Jennifer,
    I’m a writer for Japanese magazine Bits in Toronto. 1 year ago I took a plane to Paris from Toronto and accidentally my seat was next to your mother’s. She’s so nice and told me about you, since I was also writing about restaurants in Toronto. Anyway I’m glad to find your blog and fantastic recipes. Please say hello to your mother and will enjoy to check your updating!


    • Jennifer Bartoli
      February 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you for your message and kind words. Are you still in Toronto? We should meet up!


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