The Event

At Papillon, we believe that looking and feeling your absolute best begins with what you put into your body. Have you ever started your path to wellness and healthy eating, but felt overwhelmed and short for time? We are here to help you learn how to nourish yourself and those you care for. By cutting diet and nutrition info overload and by offering practical skills in the kitchen, you will be educated, inspired and empowered to create vibrant, everyday meals.

We have teamed up with the best of the best to bring you an event the first of its kind in Calgary. Functional Medicine Doctor Stella Jansen van Rensburg, Red Seal Chef Michael Christen and Nutritional Consultant Jen Ruel collaborated on a menu and program that focusses on foods that can be prepared quickly, taste yummy and will have us glowing from within. We are so excited to share our passion with you. This event will arm you with confidence, knowledge and of course a full tummy.

The night will start with some mingling, browsing, wine sipping and introductions with our functional medicine doctor Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg and holistic nutritionist Jen. We are then seated for an interactive cooking demonstration with Chef Michael. We will learn all about efficient shopping lists, the clean 15, the dirty dozen, sexy fibre, how to cook once and eat twice, then finally some prep skills.  Next up our dinner full of nutritional goodness will be served. Enjoy good company while Jen, Stella and Michael answer questions, provide assurance and get to know you too.

We finish off the night with one last browse through the shopping selection, our door prize draw and you will not leave empty handed either. We have rounded up a gift bag full of goodies, recipes and shopping lists so you leave feeling confident to do this on your own.

The Venue

We found the perfect venue in The Loft, by Amanda Hamilton. The space offers an intimate, modern yet beautiful background to the seminar. The Loft is a mixed-use space that provides the opportunity to inspire education, encourage exploration and create a sense of community. We can kick back with a glass of wine on the couch, all while taking in all the valuable information the seminar has to offer. Not to mention, most all of the décor is for sale and is absolutely gorgeous.



The Tickets

This one of a kind event will sell out quickly and we kept the tickets limited to keep the evening intimate. Tickets are $70 and will cover your food, wine, gift bag and nutrition seminar.

The Facilitators

Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg is the Founder and CEO of Papillon Medical. She graduated with her Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2001. Her practice consists largely of Preventative and Regenerative medicine. She believes that you can look and feel your best at any age. Her drive for educating clients to gain control of their health and wellbeing, and being an active part of their journey to optimal vitality makes her practice exciting and unique.

Michael is a Certified Health Coach and a classically trained Red Seal Chef who has spent his cooking career both in North America and in Europe. His vision now is to educate people on how to live a better quality of life through food choices. This inspired him to complete his schooling to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. You can also find him on local television, teaching in schools, doing demos at the Farmers Market and doing custom classes in clients homes.

Jen Ruel completed the Natural Nutrition Diploma program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta, where she graduated as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™. Afterwards, she carried on to complete the Professional Plant-Based Certification course through Rouxbe culinary school. She believes that it is never too late to make a change. Small, sustainable, and consistent changes can equal huge benefits. Many people know that they aren’t feeling their best, but aren’t sure how to change or where to start. Jen has been there, she gets it, and now she’s here to help.

The How

We cant wait to see you there.


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