Chopped Canada judge Eden Grinshpan makes living the delicious life look easy. The telegenic Food Network Canada star is an accomplished chef, a dedicated traveller and expert on international cuisine. On top of these talents, here are 10 more things you need to know about our homegrown host.
She’s the real deal
In addition to being a vivacious host and personality, Eden graduated from London’s Le Cordon Bleu. She has a Grande Diplome in both pastry and cuisine.
She’s got a special technique
Want to get Eden cooking? Pump up the tunes! Glamour reported that less than ten minutes into their interview, Eden was dancing to fellow Torontonian Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” “I always listen to music while I cook,” she told the magazine. “I like to keep the mood light and adventurous.”
She’s obsessed with…
Tahini! Eden told Glamour that the sesame seed sauce is her favourite way to add protein to vegetarian dishes.
She’s got a sweet tooth and a sweet heart
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Eden travelled the world. She volunteered with a variety of organizations, including an orphanage in India called Ramana’s Garden. She helped re-open the orphanage’s café to help raise funds.
She was inspired by…
The Food Network! Eden told Maxim that although she didn’t grow up around chefs and cooking, she was raised on a steady diet of Food Network shows, and loved watching Rachael Ray, Nigella Lawson, and Jamie Oliver.
Her talent knows no borders
In addition to appearing on Food Network Canada shows, Eden is also a food host and star in the US. She currently lives in New York City, and travels the world in search of good eats.
She’s a self-starter
Eden moved to NYC after returning from India, and produced her first video reel, a 15-minute edition of Eden Eats, with the help of a friend. From that one clip, a career was born.
She’s careful about watching Chopped Canada
“I’ve been watching Chopped Canada from the beginning – I’m a huge fan!,” Eden tells us. “But it’s almost to the point where I can’t watch it before I go to bed because my adrenaline just goes through the roof!”