AgScape Feeding Innovation

01 - Tristan Hertzog, Chef and Teacher

September 09, 2021 AgScape / Tristan Hertzog Season 1 Episode 1
AgScape Feeding Innovation
01 - Tristan Hertzog, Chef and Teacher
Show Notes

In the first episode of the AgScape Feeding Innovation Podcast, we talk to teacher and professional chef Tristan Hertzog.

Tristan shares his passion for imparting the importance of understanding where your ingredients come from, and how that understanding makes his students better chefs, and more informed participants in Ontario's food system.

Fellowes High School

Tristan's Company- From The Ground Up Culinary

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A world where the agri-food sector is recognized as a vehicle for positive social, economic, and environmental impact.

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We empower Ontario students with impartial and accurate information to increase awareness of the agri-food system and ignite interest in related careers.


Lack of consumer knowledge about food and farming systems is a contributing factor to the economic challenges facing Ontario’s agri-food industry.

Myths about food and farming constantly challenge the growth and progress of the agri-food industry

Educating students about food and farming can help dispel myths, create a deeper interest and connection to food, and promote local (Canadian) food.

There is a disconnect between the agri-food industry and consumers

Agriculture is currently not recognized as a separate subject within the Ontario curriculum


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