Ashley is a 25-year-old Vancouver resident. Diagnosed with celiac disease when she was 20, Ashley was forced to adopt a whole new lifestyle. Learning to find foods that contained no wheat, rye or barley proved a challenge, and led Ashley to do more of her own cooking, baking and creating new recipes.
Her new lifestyle also led her to realize a passion for cooking, and Ashley enrolled in culinary school in January of 2010. After graduating in April, Ashley now works in the industry and is quickly learning about the culinary world.