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 - (Food Network Canada, Slice, Fine Living US) an entertaining and 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 – award-winning dish entertains (Harper Collins), shares menus, 'best of' recipes and tips for everyday simple to special occasion events. It is also now available in the US. The National Post votes 'this beautiful book wins the best looking Canadian book this season' and Hello magazine calls it 'a very approachable book... with recipes simple and delicious, this lushly photographed book brings memorable party fare within reach of even the busiest cook.' dish entertains won the prestigious James Beard Award in 2008 for entertaining, and also received 2008 World Gourmand Award and Cuisine Canada Award, Silver Medal in Cookbooks. In spring, 2009, Trish received the designation of Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute in recognition of her professional achievements.
Trish has written her second cookbook In My Mother's Kitchen (Harper Collins spring 2011) with 3 generations of delicious simple family food sharing recipes and tips for busy modern cooks. Available at bookstores across Canada, it became Heather's Pick at Indigo in it's first week and was on The Globe & Mail best seller list in it's first month and became a national best seller in it’s first six months. In My Mother's Kitchen is now available as an app in iTunes.
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 most recent APP Trish’s Kitchen available on iTunes. In it’s first week, Trish's Kitchen was tracking #1 in lifestyle.
Trish got her formal training at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (ICE), 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.