Bakers

Betty Chan: Baker Bio

A trip to France as a student in the 1970s inspired Betty's lifelong love of French pastry

A trip to France as a student in the 1970s inspired Betty's lifelong love of French pastry

Betty describes her baking style as "sophisticated French." (Geoff George)

Age: 64 
From: 
Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: Retired executive assistant
Baking style: Sophisticated French
Signature baked good: "Creme caramel. It's my family's favourite."
Is baking an art or a science? "Baking is both art and science."
Butter tarts, raisins or no raisins? "Definitely raisins."

As a student in the 1970s, Betty lived in France where she discovered the magic of French Patisserie, which still inspires her baking to this day. Betty recently retired from her career as a university executive assistant and spends her free time playing piano and swimming, but her favourite pastime remains baking. She especially enjoys making breads and elegant tarts for her partner. Betty looks forward to the opportunity to show off her French flair in the Baking Tent.