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. As the host of Food Network’s Bake with Anna Olson, Fresh with Anna Olson, and Sugar, Olson has earned a loyal following in over 190 countries and continues to expand her audience through her YouTube channel, Oh Yum with Anna Olson, which has over a million subscribers.
Using food as her creative medium, recipe development is one of Olson’s greatest accomplishments. She is the author of 10 successful cookbooks, including her latest, Baking Day with Anna Olson and Set for the Holidays, which won the Taste Canada Silver Cookbook Award. Her recipes have also been published in several magazines and many of her cookbooks have been translated into Spanish.
Olson is an avid promoter of the local movement. She works under the motto “what grows together, goes together” and practices shopping for great local ingredients. Both the Ontario Hostelry Institute and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute have recognized her for ongoing contributions to the development of Canadian food culture.