We are here to help you find and craft your own food & medicine.
The Light Cellar is an independent and inspired business offering the largest range of superfoods in Canada.
By visiting us you will receive care, guidance and expertise when it comes to adding in superfoods to your everyday.
You will be able to nourish yourself from the highest quality superfoods, superherbs, medicinal mushrooms, friendly ferments, hot & cold elixirs, chocolate making ingredients and more.
We envision a world that honours the sacredness of all life and source only the best highest quality ingredients which have been wild-crafted or grown at or above organic standards.
We offer ongoing classes, events and workshops to support you in your journey to sustainably and deliciously nourishing your being.
Amongst the staff and community, The Light Cellar is often referred to as “the Hive”. Our staff are some of the finest and friendliest worker bee’s around.
Our culture is built upon 3 core values:
We all strive to grow with and embody these characteristics:
- Consistently supporting the team
- Communicating directly & thoughtfully
- Always growing with new skills & knowledge
Meet the individual cast, crew and characters of the Light Cellar…
Malcolm Saunders – Owner
Malcolm Saunders’ mission is to deeply connect people to their food. He has worked in the field of food and nutrition for close to 20 years and is the owner & creative visionary of The Light Cellar. Malcolm is a public speaker and intuitive chef who specializes in sharing the alchemy of superfoods and superherbs. Through his videos, workshops and seminars he has helped thousands of individuals recreate their relationship to food. He has an expertise and passion for creating and teaching others how to make energizing and healing foods, including chocolate, elixirs and ferments. Malcolm’s desire is to inspire others to live and eat from a space that honours the sacredness of all Life, illuminating the power of influence our food choices have on ourselves, other beings, and the planet we live on. Malcolm has created events and shared the stage with world-renown speakers including David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Sandor Katz, Nadine Artemis, Dr. Terry Willard and more. You can also find his work at malcolmsaunders.com
Laura Milinusic – Owner
Creative Visionary of the Light Cellar, Laura is mostly behind the scenes weaving together the magical fibers of inspiration and tying together the loose ends, offering support to all in hopes that Light Cellar brings to you – the community of everywhere – a warm, inspiring twist on an everyday experience.
Jordan Ellams – Organizational Manager
Jordan is the Organizational Manager at the Light Cellar, and is committed to harmonizing and energizing the LC culture and community. He also plays a part in the media production of the Light Cellar YouTube Channel, as well as contributions to the online marketing team. An advocate of men’s health, Jordan brings vital knowledge of the superfoods and herbs that can protect you from harmful endocrine disruptors and estrogen mimickers found extensively in our everyday environment.
Michael Wilson – Operations Manager
Michael is the on site manager and energizes many roles at the Light Cellar. He has a background in Sociology, holistic nutrition, and is currently studying biological science. Michael is passionate about ancestral wellness, natural movement, and Batman (not necessarily in that order!) and enjoys sharing these interests within the amazing Light Cellar community. Outside of TLC you can find Michael reading & writing, rescuing cats, and running around in the mountains.
Josh Szydlowski – Shop
Mizahël Chaplain – Kitchen
I was a sculptor and restaurateur (restorer) of churches, cathedrals and historical monuments in France for five years before coming to Canada. It is my big passion to always return to the foundation of anything I initiate or begin in my life. This is true for cooking, and when I arrived in Canada, for 5 years I worked as a Cook/Chef, learned about the origin of foods and discovered raw food, fermentation and other beautiful processes of preserving.
My passions have brought me to the Light Cellar, where I now grow and expand in ways I always wanted to, and in ways, I could not have dreamed.
Besides that, I love being with family and in nature, feeling free, reading, feeling connected, and learning slowly about anything that vibrates and brings to all a sense of humanity and joy in life.
I am also the owner and creator of R.O.C (Real Organic Creations). Our philosophy is to create simple foods with ancient wisdom and knowledge. We offer a selection of vegan, gourmet cashew cheeses.
Appa – Shop
Certified in Ayurvedic bodywork, Yoga therapy, and Thai massage Appa offers a unique reverence, perspective and love for Eastern modalities, and traditions. However, she is definitely a prairie-loving woman!
Appa is super passionate about serving and being a part of the Light Cellar community! She is always happy to help you find that perfect something in the elixir bar, or shop.
When she’s not basking in the TLC love-bubble, Appa spends her time dancing, practicing yoga, running around the woods, cooking up a storm, making cheesy jokes, & laughing loudest at them!
Denis Manzer – Kraut Team
Denis rhymes with Bee has a deep love for such fine pursuits as herbalism, gardening, wild food foraging, fermentation of food and honey wine and drinking chocolate. Working and playing with the Light Cellar is of course a dream come true!
You are most certainly in for a spectacular time if you have the chance to attend one of the workshoppes that Denis puts on.
Cejaye Rose – Shop
Hi! My name is Cejaye (pronounced Sea Jay) 😉 I am a lover of all things ‘whole’-istic. My journey into the wellness world began when I was introduced to yoga at the age of 16. Yoga had shifted and shaped the way I would see the world for years to come. I went on to study and learn from as many teachers, in as many different styles that time would allow. With yoga came the natural progression into a love of food, which sparked my intrigue into holistic nutrition. I began to study nutrition in 2009, finishing my certification in 2011. This naturally led me into the realm of herbs, and the wonderful teachings of the Green Clinic. They say “curiosity kills the cat”, but I say curiosity creates more curiosity, which is why I am now furthering my studies in the world of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and Acupuncture. I have a huge passion for learning and a an even bigger passion for sharing and helping, because of this fact, I will always be a student of life. On my free time you’ll find me painting, reading, taking pictures and getting lost in the vast wilderness with my family hiking, forging, and listening to mother earth.
Brielle Stone-Dumonceaux – Shop
Born and raised right here in Calgary, this Wildflower is well adapted to the Rocky Mountains she calls home. After taking a nice big drink of University life where she studied Biological Sciences and Psychology, she decided to pursue new and innovative methods to further her post-secondary education. Brielle found an endearing match for her unique and wholistic learning style at the Wild Rose College where she is currently working towards her Master Herbalist Diploma.
She often spends her days crafting wild and delicious herbal brews and elixirs, offering love and laughter to all she encounters, and soaking in the beauty of Gaia. A budding Raw (Super) Foodie, Brielle enjoys trying out new and challenging recipes and pleasing her friends and family (and coworkers) with her experiments. Her love for The Light Cellar is apparent in everything she does; her passion for her work is palatable and contagious.
Lynn Nguyen – Shop
Lynn is a shop staff here at the Light cellar and enjoys offering personalized experiences and knowledge to all who are curious to learn. She is an avid pursuer of wellness and has found balance with writing, nutrition, aromatherapy, fitness and more. Creative to the core, Lynn has been a marketing coordinator for multiple local business and charities and is behind the scenes as the photographer and curator for the Light cellar’s online social media community. On other days, Lynn’s passions include art, photography, travelling, dance, nature and activism.
Kevin Oxland – Kraut Team / Shop
Kevin’s background lies primarily in professional cooking which lead him to his interest in the realms of holistic health, herbalism and healing. His passions lie in many places including foraging wild plants and fungi, fermentation and healthy “wild” eating to name a few. These pursuits have lead him to the Light Cellar where he feels very honoured to be. Kevin is very excited to be able to integrate himself with all that the Light Cellar offers so don’t be afraid to say hi! In his spare time, you’ll find him on adventures in the forest, the mountains or practicing kundalini yoga.