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Anna Olson

Culinary Master | Host of Bake with Anna Olson

Anna Olson

Anna Olson is Canada’s baking sweetheart and an accomplished savoury chef. Her positive and common-sense approach in the kitchen has made her one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs. She was the host of Food Network’s Bake with Anna Olson, Fresh with Anna Olson, and Sugar, which earned her a loyal following in over 190 countries. Whether demonstrating and teaching her cooking methods or sharing her culinary journey, 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 and Wales University. Today, both the Ontario Hostelry Institute and the Canadian Food and Wine Institute have recognized her for her ongoing contributions to the development of Canadian food culture.

Using food as her creative medium, recipe development is one of Olson’s greatest accomplishments. She is the bestselling author of several cookbooks, including her latest, Set for The Holidays and Baking Day with Anna, which won the Gold Medal at the Taste Canada Cookbook Awards. Her recipes have also been published in several magazines and many of her cookbooks have been translated into Spanish.

In addition to hosting her own television shows, Olson has been the co-host and judge on Great Chocolate Showdown for three seasons and Junior Chef Showdown for two seasons. She also posts regularly on her YouTube channel, Oh Yum with Anna Olson, which has over 1.39 subscribers.

Speaking topics

Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Engaging, entertaining, and educational best describe the presentation by Chef Anna Olson to our franchisees. Anna is an excellent communicator and made the connection with the audience by speaking about her passion for food preparation with confidence and ease. Her genuinely warm presentation style was well received and encouraged the audience to actively participate in Q & A session.

  • Anna Olson was the perfect speaker for our conference and a great wrap up to our day….Anna has a really great understanding of our unique healthcare and hospitality foodservice market, and was able to communicate relevant, industry specific information to our guests. We hope to have Anna speak to our group again in the future.

  • Our guests were thrilled with Anna’s talk. She was warm, knowledgeable and humorous. She delivered a wonderful talk that resonated very well with our visitors….Many happy people left our park that night, and I am sure one of the things that moved to the top of their to do list was a trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market to pick up something local and fresh!

  • Anna Olson did an amazing job….Anna is such a professional in all that she does. The four cooking demos where well attended. Many of the visitors to the trade show, came specifically to see and meet Anna.

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