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Jean Pare

The Jean Paré Story - Since 1981, Albertans have shared their love of Jean Paré (pronounced "PAIR-ee") and her crowd-pleasing recipes with the world. For eighteen years before that, Jean Paré earned a place in the hearts of her fellow townspeople in small-town Vermilion, Alberta, as the caterer who was most often asked: "Jean, will you handle it?"From 1963 until her first cookbook was published in 1981, catering filled Jean's schedule. Operating from her home kitchen, she made a practice of always offering a wider selection of dishes than was expected by her customers. With the help of many hands and long lists, Jean could serve over a thousand people a hot roast beef dinner within 20 minutes.The inspiration for Jean Paré to create the Company's Coming cookbook series came to her from the empty plates that followed every catering function, coupled with an outpouring of requests for her recipes. April 14, 1981, marked the debut of 150 Delicious Squares, the first Company's Coming cookbook in what would soon become Canada's most popular cookbook series. As the creative force behind the series, Jean released a new title each year for the first six years. The pace quickened and now at least eight or more are published each year.Sincerity and trust come through in every one of Jean's recipes. Today, as an internationally acclaimed cookbook author, she takes the time to personally answer every one of the many letters she receives from followers around the world. On radio interview programs, switchboards light up with calls from well-wishers and questions from people who have faith in her answers.Jean's positive attitude, warm personality, and impressive record of accomplishments made her a perfect role model during her catering days, and now continue to keep her in high regard as Canada's most popular cookbook author. So what do people really think of a lady who has sold over 30 million cookbooks? In short, people can relate to the small-town homemaker who went on to fame and fortune without compromising her values or her good taste.To learn more about Jean's life, check out her biography, Jean Paré: An Appetite for Life.Company’s Coming’s Jean Paré has Retired after 30 Years and 30 Million Books. To learn more, visit our Media News page.Personal Accomplishments 1990/91 - Entrepreneur of the Year Award 1992 - Pinnacle Award 1996 - Global's Woman of Vision Award 1997 - YWCA Women of Distinction Award 2003 - Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal 2004 - Junior Achievement Alberta Business Hall of Fame 2004 - Member of the Order of Canada 2004 - Pharmasave's Remarkable Woman Award 2004 - Growing Alberta Distinguished Service Award 2005 - Rotary Integrity Award 2005 - Alberta Centennial Medal 2005 - Canadian Sales Hall of Fame

Books by Jean Pare

Chicken Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare, Wendy Pirk, Ashley Billey & James Darcy

Make-Ahead Lunches for Kids

by (author) Jean Pare

Beef Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Soup Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Cake Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Pressure Cooking for the Instant One Pot

Fast Homecooked Food

by (author) Jean Pare

Potato Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Slow Cooker Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Instant One-Pot Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare & Wendy Pirk

Blueberry Bliss

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Cookies

by (author) Jean Pare

150 Delicious Squares

New look - same great recipes!

by (author) Jean Pare

Say Cheese

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Classic Curry

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Charming Cupcakes

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Pizza Pizzaz

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Parties & Potluck Entertaining

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Main Course Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Campfire Cooking

by (author) Jeff Morrison, Jean Pare & James Darcy

Sensational Salmon

by (author) Jean Pare

Tossed

by (author) Jean Pare

Healthy Home Cooking

for Busy Families

by (author) Sheridan McLaren, Jean Pare & James Darcy

Mostly Muffins

All-New Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Vegetarian

Easy & Delicious

by (author) Jean Pare

Cooking with Wine

by (author) Jean Pare

Splendid Spuds

by (author) Jean Pare

Zucchini Zone

by (author) Jean Pare

Appetizers for Entertaining

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Smokin', Eh

Canadian Hot and Cold Smoking

by (author) Ted Anderson, Jean Pare & Gregory Lepine

Canadian Cowboy Cookbook, The

From the Ranch to the Backyard

by (author) Duane Radford, Jean Pare & Gregory Lepine

Summer Entertaining

by (author) Jean Pare, Ashley Billey & James Darcy

Meat Marinades

by (author) Jean Pare

Avocado Accents

by (author) Jean Pare

Cooking with Beer

by (author) Jean Pare

Going Bananas

by (author) Jean Pare

Cookie Jar Classics

by (author) Jean Pare

Better with Bacon

by (author) Jean Pare

Eggceptional Eggs

by (author) Jean Pare

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Canadian Heritage Breads

by (author) Jean Pare, Wendy Pirk & James Darcy

400-Calorie Slow Cooker

by (author) Jean Pare, Ashley Billey & James Darcy

Great Grilling for Friends & Family

by (author) Jean Pare

Rib-tickling Ribs

by (author) Jean Pare

400-Calorie Mains

by (author) Jean Pare, Ashley Billey, Sheridan McLaren & James Darcy

Chocolate Everything

by (author) Jean Pare

Essential Guys' Cookbook, The

by (author) Jeff Morrison, Brad Smoliak & Jean Pare

Blender Drinks

by (author) Jean Pare

100 Recipes from 100 Books

100th Original Series Collector's Edition

by (author) Jean Pare

Mexican Made Easy

by (author) Jean Pare & Gabriella Rivera

Complete Quinoa

by (author) Jean Pare, Ashley Billey, Wendy Pirk & James Darcy

Essential Company's Coming Chicken

by (author) Jean Pare

Turkey Time

by (author) Jean Pare

Sur la piste de Trudeau

40 ans de frictions entre deux nationalismes

by (author) L'actualité & Jean Pare

Company's Coming for Christmas

Classic Recipes for Holiday Magic

by (author) Jean Pare

Essential Company's Coming Slow Cooker

by (author) Jean Pare

Breakfasts on the Go

by (author) Jean Pare & James Darcy

Easy Home Preserving

by (author) Jean Pare

New Make-Ahead Meals

by (author) Jean Pare

Perfectly Pork

by (author) Jean Pare

Lévesque: ses idées, son projet, ses rêves

Les grands textes de L'actualité (1976-1999)

by (author) L'actualité, Jean Pare, Gisèle Tremblay, France Nadeau, Pierre Godin, Graham Fraser & Claude Morin

Most Loved Slow Cooker & Soup Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Ontario Cookbook, The

by (author) Jean Pare, Jennifer Ogle & James Darcy

Canadian Prairie Cookbook, The

by (author) Jean Pare, Jennifer Ogle & James Darcy

Canadian Barbecue Cookbook, The

by (author) Jean Pare & Brad Smoliak

British Columbia Cookbook, The

by (author) Jean Pare, Jennifer Ogle, Eric Pateman & James Darcy

Everyday Italian

by (author) Jean Pare & Sophia De Luca

Christmas Comfort & Joy

Classic & Modern Recipes & Tips

by (author) Jean Pare

In a Nutshell

by (author) Jean Pare

Christmas Cookies

by (author) Jean Pare

Squashed

by (author) Jean Pare

Appetizers & Snacks

by (author) Jean Pare

Adding Vegetables to Everyday Meals

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids' Lunches

Eat In - Take Out

by (author) Jean Pare

Superfoods Cookbook

Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle

by (author) Jean Pare

Delicious Desserts

by (author) Jean Pare

Glorious Garlic

by (author) Jean Pare

Pepper Power

by (author) Jean Pare

Scoops

by (author) Jean Pare

Burger Bravado

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks

by (author) Jean Pare

Healthy Recipe Makeovers

Classic Favourites Made Healthier

by (author) Jean Pare

Entertaining for the Holidays

by (author) Jean Pare

Comfort Cravings

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids Snack 'n' Bake

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Soups

by (author) Jean Pare

Celebrating the Harvest

Recipes for Fall & Winter Gatherings

by (author) Jean Pare

Starters

175 Kitchen-Tested Appetizers, Soups & Salads

by (author) Jean Pare

Whole Grain Recipes

Add Goodness to Every Meal!

by (author) Jean Pare

Breads

by (author) Jean Pare

Tempting Treats & Cookies

by (author) Jean Pare

Hot from the Pot

by (author) Jean Pare

Kid’s Cook!

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids Cook

Bag Lunches, After-School Snacks, Weekend Treats

by (author) Jean Pare

Healthy Slow Cooker

by (author) Jean Pare

Meal Salads

by (author) Jean Pare

Everyday Barbecuing

by (author) Jean Pare

Fruit Squared

by (author) Jean Pare

Mushroom Magic

by (author) Jean Pare

That's a Wrap

by (author) Jean Pare

Salads To Go

by (author) Jean Pare

30-Minute Pantry

Recipes for What's on Hand

by (author) Jean Pare

Easy Healthy Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Cooking at Home Promo

by (author) Jean Pare

Hot Bites

by (author) Jean Pare

Easy Roasting

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks

by (author) Jean Pare

Hearty Soups

by (author) Jean Pare

Carrot Craze

Choice recipes from Company's Coming cookbooks

by (author) Jean Pare

Coffee Cake Classics

by (author) Jean Pare

Inviting Asian Flavours

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids Do Baking

Sweet & Savoury Baked Delights

by (author) Jean Pare

Sizzling Grills & Spectacular Salads

by (author) Jean Pare

Skewered

by (author) Jean Pare

Good Friends, Great Grilling Promo

by (author) Jean Pare

Good Friends, Great Grilling

by (author) Jean Pare

Healthy in a Hurry

Eat Better in Under 30 Minutes

by (author) Jean Pare

Diabetic Dinners

by (author) Jean Pare

All-Occasion Gifts from Your Kitchen

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Pies

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Brunches

by (author) Jean Pare

Catch of the Day

Fish & Seafood

by (author) Jean Pare

Table for Two

by (author) Jean Pare

The Rookie Cook’s Companion

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Festive Baking

by (author) Jean Pare

Simply Vegetarian

by (author) Jean Pare

Simmering Stews

by (author) Jean Pare

Warm Desserts

by (author) Jean Pare

Company’s Coming--Tonight!

by (author) Jean Pare

Small Plates for Sharing

by (author) Jean Pare

Meals Made Easy

by (author) Jean Pare

Berries & Cream

by (author) Jean Pare

Chocolate Squared

by (author) Jean Pare

Chicken Breast Finesse

by (author) Jean Pare

Lemon Lime Zingers

by (author) Jean Pare

Tomato Temptations

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Summertime Desserts

by (author) Jean Pare

30-Minute Diabetic Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

Perfect Pasta and Sauces

by (author) Jean Pare

Choosing Sides

by (author) Jean Pare

Chilled Thrills

by (author) Jean Pare

Steak Sizzle

by (author) Jean Pare

So Strawberry

by (author) Jean Pare

Shrimp Delicious

by (author) Jean Pare

Low-Fat Express

Great Taste in 30 Minutes

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Slow Cooker Creations

by (author) Jean Pare

Healthy Choices

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Holiday Favourites

by (author) Jean Pare

Fab Finger Food

by (author) Jean Pare

Dip, Dunk & Dab

Party dips and spreads

by (author) Jean Pare

Apple Appeal

by (author) Jean Pare

Sips

Drinks for All Seasons

by (author) Jean Pare

Cranberry Cravings

by (author) Jean Pare

Sweet Dreams

by (author) Jean Pare

Cooking at Home

by (author) Jean Pare

30-Minute Rookie Cook

by (author) Jean Pare

Jean Paré: An Appetite for Life

by (author) Jean Pare

Diabetic Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Stir-Fries

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids Do Snacks

Fun Food for Kids to Make

by (author) Jean Pare

Chicken Now

by (author) Jean Pare

Simple Suppers

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Casseroles

by (author) Jean Pare

Soups

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Salads & Dressings

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids' Healthy Cooking

Awesome New Recipes to Build Better Bodies

by (author) Jean Pare

4-Ingredient Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Ground Beef Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

School Days Lunches

by (author) Jean Pare

Potluck Dishes

by (author) Jean Pare

30-Minute Weekday Meals

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Barbecuing

by (author) Jean Pare

Slow Cooker Dinners

by (author) Jean Pare

Most Loved Treats

by (author) Jean Pare

Recipes For Leftovers

by (author) Jean Pare

Beverage Book, The

by (author) Jean Pare

Chinese Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

Garden Greens

by (author) Jean Pare

Year-Round Grilling

by (author) Jean Pare

Rush-Hour Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Asian Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

The Beef Book

by (author) Jean Pare

Sweet Cravings

by (author) Jean Pare

Rookie Cook, The

Foolproof Recipes - Rave Reviews

by (author) Jean Pare

Cook For Kids

by (author) Jean Pare

Fondues

Cooking at Your Table

by (author) Jean Pare

Stir-Fry

by (author) Jean Pare

Low-Fat Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

Slow Cooker Recipes

by (author) Jean Pare

Cooking For Two

by (author) Jean Pare

Kids Cooking

by (author) Jean Pare

Preserves

Revised Edition

by (author) Jean Pare

Barbecues

by (author) Jean Pare

Pasta

by (author) Jean Pare

Appetizers

by (author) Jean Pare

Salads

by (author) Jean Pare

Muffins & More

by (author) Jean Pare

Casseroles

by (author) Jean Pare