Anna Olson is Canada’s baking sweetheart. With her positive and common-sense approach in the kitchen, she has become one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs. Hosting the 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 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 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, Baking Day with Anna Olson and Set for The Holidays, which won the Taste Canada Silver Cookbook Award. She also posts regularly on her YouTube channel, Oh Yum with Anna Olson, which recently surpassed one million subscribers.