Model Citizen: Joanne Gerard Young

Joanne Gerard Young

Joanne is an award-winning international plant-based celebrity chef, she is a master raw food chef, holistic health educator and the founder of The Healing Cuisine, chef services & culinary school.
Joanne has been featured on eTalk, Business Insider, InStyle Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and People Magazine among other online publications for her amazing abilities and experience in the kitchen. Especially noted for her time spent teaching and cooking for the super couple Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen.
After living at the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for ten years, Joanne and her family have made the move back to Canada. Where Joanne has decided to delve back into her first love of the performance arts. Joanne grew up dancing at the competitive level, she studied acting and the art of auditioning in her teens and in addition to some small featured tv work, she landed the lead, Cherry Valance, in her high school play, The Outsiders.
Thanks to her dear friend and fellow actor Theresa Longo, Joanne had the great pleasure of being introduced to Fredau and being added to the STRUTT Central talent roster. Since diving back into the four seasons and performance arts, Joanne has landed the feature role in a major Communications commercial, has modeled for a still shoot for a large Insurance company, has acted as a Yoga teacher in a Probiotic commercial and scored a lead in an episode of a BBC TV show.
Joanne loves performing, teaching and cooking, her dream is to merge all three and have her own cooking show where she can demonstrate the true powers of food and teach more people about the healing and energizing power of whole organic foods and how to get them from the garden to your plate in a simple and delectable way.

Photographer: Ckris Brown