About Us

About The Wooden Spoon


The Wooden Spoon provides services that include educational seminars and workshops, recipe development and testing, research, food writing, and consulting. 

We can help you personalize your menu to lead you to a better and healthier lifestyle, lean something new about food and healthy habits, discover new flavours in one of our workshops or learn cooking skills at one of the cooking classes. 

One of our specialties is development and testing of recipes with extra focus on special dietary needs such as low protein cooking.

Founder of The Wooden Spoon


Maria Depenweiller is a Professional Home Economist, writer and a nutritionist with a keen passion for food and the culinary tradition. She is an active member OHEA  (Ontario Home Economist Association) . 

Maria holds a degree in Applied Food Science and Nutrition from Ryerson University. GCP and CRA certified.  She has worked on recipe testing and recipe development for a variety of Canadian and international food companies, organized culinary and tasting workshops and master classes for community members and authored several books on food history and low protein cooking.