Known as Chef Recovery now also known as HypeMan , Jay Barnard takes his real-life recovery from drugs and alcohol and turns them into real-life recipes for success. Along his journey of living a life beyond recovery for the past 15+ years and as a mental health advocate, Jay realized early on that sharing his life story not only helps his own recovery but helps others who might be struggling too. Jay and his movement travel all across Canada sharing their stories with hundreds of people inspiring them to make changes in their own lives to be the best version of themselves. Now the Executive Director/founder of Hype Recovery which is his Recovery program that has a 6-week and 12-week program that help people find themselves along with running his own live mental health, trauma and addictions event called Empower2Recover which travels across Canada to city, towns and communities. It is hard to believe Chef Recovery Jay Barnard was once an addict so out of control that most had lost hope that he would ever be able to turn his life around.