Joshna Maharaj

Canadian chef Joshna Maharaj (born in South Africa to an Indian family) is known for her passionate activism (in her teaching, writing and recipe development), especially around providing the community with access to healthy, nutritious food at grassroots level. As well as creating innovative community food programs and consulting on food strategy, Maharaj works with several hospitals and institutions to help them serve better food to patients. Promoting a sustainable, holistic approach, she rethinks and redesigns all elements of the food chain, from farm to fork, in favour of locally sourced, fresh, home-cooked food.