Ellen Pruden


Ellen Pruden is two things: bossy and a foodie. She loves to tell everyone why they should cook with canola oil. The canola industry has been a great place for her to indulge in her love of cooking and love for teaching.

Ellen graduated from the University of Winnipeg.

She has worked in the canola industry since she graduated; first developing the Canola Learning Centre and now as Education and Promotion Manager for the Manitoba Canola Growers. She is past President of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba and project coordinator of various Canola Info activities.

Ellen enthusiastically promotes Manitoban and Canadian cuisine through a local television show "Great Tastes of Manitoba." She believes it is important to link where your food is produced. Through recipe creation and food photography, Ellen keeps her finger on the pulse on what is hot in the food world incorporating the latest trends into original recipes and food photography.

She is a foodie at heart, loves to cook and create as many different dishes as possible, using her husband and family as taste testers.

She can be found @ellencanola

  • Work
    • Agriculture
  • Education
    • Univesity