Company’s Coming’s Jean Paré has Retired after 30 Years and 30 Million Books
Jean Paré, Canada’s best-selling and most-loved cookbook author, has retired as of February 28, 2011. After 30 years and 30 million cookbooks sold, she has surely earned the right! Company’s Coming cookbooks average more than two for every Canadian household—pretty good for the woman who worked on her first cookbook in a spare bedroom of her rural Alberta home and delivered books from the trunk of her car!
Since the 1981 publication of 150 Delicious Squares, Jean’s name has appeared on more than 200 Company’s Coming titles. Her most recent work has been on new titles that will be published over the next few years.
Jean’s years of experience as a mother of four and as a professional caterer, coupled with her common-sense approach to cooking, ensured the integrity of the Company’s Coming brand for three decades. As her millions of readers know, her success stems from never sharing a recipe she wouldn’t use herself.
Jean’s legacy will be upheld through the Company’s Coming recipe team that she worked with and mentored for so long, as well as the continuing guidance of Jean’s son and Company’s Coming president Grant Lovig.
Jean would like to convey her thanks to the staff at Company’s Coming, to the company’s many suppliers and customers, and to her readers throughout Canada and around the world. She will continue to live in Edmonton, within easy reach should she be needed to answer any recipe questions!
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