Lori McCarthy is dedicated to the cultural foods of Newfoundland and Labrador through her company Cod Sounds and the Livyers Cultural Alliance.
Her core values embrace locally sourced regional cuisine and wild foods from the land and sea; this is reflected in her food experiences and workshops.
Lori has been listed as a hidden gem in National Geographic, has been written up in Costal Living as one of the 8 great excursions in North America. The Telegraph speaks about her in an article about the most unlikely culinary destinations and check out what the National Post has to say.
She sits on the Food Policy Council of St. John's and is the recipient of the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Innovator award for 2017 and the Tourism Discovery award from the City of St. John's.
As a child, Lori spent countless hours watching her mom make bread and preserve the season’s harvest for the winter. It’s her childhood memories of beach boil-ups, wild game and long fall days on fertile berry grounds that shaped her heart—and the heart of her business.
Her passion for the food of this province has only grown over the years. And now it’s something she looks forward to sharing with you.
Alexandra Blagdon of Oui Chef has been a part of the Cod Sounds team for the past 5 years and is excited to share her pasta and pastry experience for those eager to learn and have a great time. She’s been in and out of Newfoundland embarking on culinary adventures around the world and bringing them back to our island. Her learning experiences include culinary school at Ballymaloe on a farm in Ireland, Tuscany Italy at a private villa learning the ins and outs of fresh pasta, Focusing on all things bread, cheese and pastries in France, to the modern ways of New York City and the fresh food markets in Croatia. Alexandra carries a strong passion for what she does since the age of 8 which will be easy to see In her Cod Sounds cookery workshops.
Vanessa Kenny, The woman behind the scenes at Cod Sounds that makes it all go round. I have known Vanessa since 2010 and when I needed someone to help grow this business she was the natural choice. From emails and phone calls, to product development and organizing me; no small task, she is an incredible asset and friend. I would not be able to make Cod Sounds what it is today without her.
Chris Walsh has partnered with us to head up our outdoor hunting and educational workshops. Chris has 5 years experience as a big game hunting/fishing guiding and 7 years of tracking experience. Chris has an expansive knowledge of outdoor strategy, gun handling, and basic survival techniques. As an outdoor enthusiast his whole life he was an obvious choice to team with for out outdoor adventures.