JOSHNA MAHARAJ – CANADA
WOMEN IN FOOD PANEL: Sunday August 26 (1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Joshna Maharaj is a chef, 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 to nourish people and communities in a way that extends beyond the walls of the restaurant.
Recently, Joshna has been working with hospitals & universities in Toronto to build new models for institutional food procurement, production and service. She believes strongly in the power of public institutions as viable tools for social change.
Joshna is a two-time TEDx speaker, and regular contributor to CBC Radio & Television.