Laurie Hartland

Laurie’s passion for cooking has spanned over thirty years, and has taken her from the kitchens of Banff, Alberta and the mega volume of Expo’s 86-88, to the remoteness of tree planting camps in the far corners of British Columbia, before she settled in the Kootenays to raise her family.
She is delighted to have the opportunity to express her creativity and pursue her keen interest in alternative foods and nutrition, while nurturing Mountain Trek Retreat guests.
Mountain Trek Retreat’s kitchen team of Laurie Hartland, Bonnie Van Tassel, Deborah Welbourn, Judith Taylor and Sarah Sinclair, share a love of feeding the bodies and souls of those that sign up for the MT experience. As a whole they are able to sustain and educate guests with their healthy cuisine and are all honoured to be an integral element of such an enriching environment.