Culinary Master | Host of Bake with Anna Olson
Anna Olson is Canada’s baking sweetheart, and with her positive and common sense approach in the kitchen, she has become one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs. Hosting Food Network’s Bake with Anna Olson, Fresh with Anna Olson, and Sugar, she has earned a loyal following in over 190 countries worldwide. Whether demonstrating and teaching her cooking methods to others, or sharing a keynote on topics such as the importance of eating local, Olson never fails to impress.
Olson took her love of cooking from a personal passion to a professional career. After achieving a degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University, and a brief stint working in the banking world, she enrolled in the culinary management program at Johnson & Wales University. Today, both the Ontario Hostelry Institute and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute have recognized her for ongoing contributions to the development of Canadian food culture.
Using food as her creative medium, Olson starts with ingredients that sound delicious, then works her way back, creating the components within the recipe body to create a yummy result. Recipe development is one of her great accomplishments, with many successful cookbook publications to her name, including Bake With Anna Olson; Back to Baking: 200 Timeless Recipes to Bake, Share and Enjoy; Fresh with Anna Olson: Seasonally Inspired Recipes to Share with Family and Friends; and In the Kitchen with Anna: New Ways with the Classics.