Joshna Maharaj

Chef, Author, Activist
Take Back the Tray
Participates in 1 Session

Joshna Maharaj is a chef, a two-time TEDx speaker, & activist who wants to help everyone have a better relationship with their food. She believes strongly in the power of chefs & social gastronomy to bring values of hospitality, sustainability, & social justice to the table.

Recently, Joshna has been working with hospitals & universities in Toronto to build new models for institutional food procurement, production and service. She is currently writing a book to capture the lessons and experience and create a shareable blueprint for changing institutional food systems around the globe.

Joshna is a regular guest on CBC Radio, and a passionate public speaker. She was on the shortlist for the inaugural Basque Culinary World Prize in 2016, and received Restaurants Canada’s award of Culinary Excellence in 2018.


Take Back the Tray is a movement to reconnect food with health, wellness, education, and rehabilitation in public institutions around the globe. And it's a story about how a chef took on the institution and tried to make change.


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Sessions in which Joshna Maharaj participates

Thursday May 16, 2019

12:30 PM
12:30 PM