Joshna Maharaj

Chef, speaker, activist

About me

I'm Joshna and I'm a chef & activist. What does that mean? It means that I'm a chef who is interested in the state of our food system, and how everybody eats, from day to day, when they're not at restaurants.

I hope to inspire people to make better friends with food, because I think that a richer, happier, more nourished life is possible with a deeper connection to your food and the people who move it from field to kitchen to table.

I work with communities, organizations and institutions to build value-based food services that prioritize good food, hospitality and sustainability. I believe chefs can help people and communities transform with stronger connections to their food and I'm always on the lookout for fresh, new ways to do this!

For me, food is about nourishment, joy and connection. I am blissfully happy in the kitchen, by myself, or feeding a happy, hungry crowd of my people.

I'm using social gastronomy to rebuild our food system, increase people's access to good food and help everyone have more fun in the kitchen. Join me here for ideas and inspirations as I grow this delicious movement!