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Trish Magwood        

Author, Chef and Food & Lifestyle Consultant; Known for "Party Dish"

Trish Magwood has years of experience as a successful food entrepreneur, business owner, teacher, chef and media personality. She has revolutionized the notion of a food experience through her creative service company dish cooking studio. She built and created dish as a school for scheduled and corporate cooking classes, a full service catering company, a boutique kitchen store, and a gourmet café. In May 2009, after 10 years, Trish sold dish cooking studio.

Trish also created and hosted "Party Dish," an entertaining lifestyle television show sharing her passion for food and entertaining. "Party Dish" is a half-hour hosted television series that shows urban food enthusiasts how to plan and execute dinner parties, effortlessly and elegantly – empowering them to brilliantly entertain with good food. Trish's role on party dish is the same role she has at dish – a generalist and connector who creates innovative culinary experiences. Party dish aired on Food Network Canada, Fine Living US and in over 35 countries worldwide. Trish was most recently a judge on 26 episodes of Food Network Canada's "Family Cook-Off" in 2011.

Trish's first cookbook,"Dish Entertains," shares menus, best of recipes and tips for everyday simple to special occasion events. Trish wrote her second cookbook "In My Mother's Kitchen" with three generations of delicious simple family food sharing recipes and tips for busy modern cooks.

Trish is a freelance food and lifestyle consultant who has written for The Globe & Mail. Her corporate relationships include those with Polysporin, Epipen, California Almond Board, Stouffers, Kelloggs, Bombay Sapphire, RBC, Melitta, CORONA, Dell, Carnation and Black Diamond. Trish has worked with Indigo as a food and lifestyle consultant helping to grow their lifestyle and online business.

Trish has created, produced and hosted a series of lifestyle and cooking videos along with recipes and photos in her application, Trish’s Kitchen.

Trish got her formal training at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (ICE), where she worked as a private chef and catered professionally for nine years with her own company before launching Dish. Trish is a member of the International Academy of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

Trish has extensive media support: The Globe & Mail ("Tastemakers of Tomorrow"), Toronto Life, Style at Home, Canadian House & Home, National Post, Martha Stewart Weddings, Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, FOOD & DRINK, North Toronto Post and does frequent appearances and shows on CBC Radio, NBC's Today Show, Rogers CityLine and BT, CTV's Canada AM, The Marilyn Denis Show, Canadian Family and Today's Parent. Trish lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.

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