about anna

Anna Olson may be Canada’s baking sweetheart but she’s an accomplished savoury chef as well, and with her positive and common-sense approach in the kitchen, she has become one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs.

Appearing for two decades on Food Network Canada with shows like “Bake with Anna Olson” and now series such as “Great Chocolate Showdown”, her audience has expanded globally through broadcast television.

You can also spot her as a regular guest on “The Marilyn Denis Show” as a cooking and baking expert.

Anna’s Oh Yum YouTube channel, which now has over 1.4 million subscribers, features her classic content, livestreams and fresh series such as “Food Travel Diaries”, and her substantial social media audience is engaged and interested in her cooking, baking, and travel adventures.

An expert in writing recipes with a practical sense, her work appears in magazines and best-selling cookbooks (10 to date), including translation into Spanish. Her most recent book, “Baking Day”, earned a Gold Medal at the Taste Canada Cookbook Awards, and her newest cookbook, “Baking Wisdom”, launched March 2023.

Balancing her various content production projects with her insatiable curiosity and drive to learn makes her a unique entrepreneurial force and a mentor to those starting out in any field, especially women. Now a grandmother, Anna’s commitment to sharing her love of cooking and baking with others has new meaning, and she is thrilled at the prospect of spending time in the kitchen with the next generation of smart home cooks and bakers.