One of Canada's favourite culinary personalities, Lucy Waverman brings her sharp wit and mouth-watering recipes to aspiring home chefs across the country as celebrated author, editor, columnist and teacher. Lucy appears regularly on television and radio shows including 12 years with CityTV's CityLine. Her Wednesday food column "Weekend Menu," appears weekly in The Globe and Mail, Canada's most read and respected national newspaper. She also contributes videos to the website.
Lucy is the author of eight cookbooks, including the award-winning Home for Dinner, and is the recipient of Cuisine Canada's 2005 gold medal award for cookbooks for A Matter of Taste, which she co-wrote with friend and fellow wine writer, James Chatto. A Matter of Taste was also a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Entertaining Award. Her next book Lucy's Kitchen also won the silver medal at Cuisine Canada's 2007 Canadian Culinary Book Awards and her latest book "A Year in Lucy's Kitchen" is a national best seller.
In addition to her weekly column and cookbooks, Lucy is the food editor of Food & Drink, a magazine published by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. She contributed to the new Toronto Insight Guide writing about the Toronto food scene as well as doing the restaurant reviews and she writes about food travel for Gayot.com the internet restaurant and travel guide.
In 2005, Lucy was presented with the Gold Award in Food Media/Journalism by the Ontario Hostelry Association for her efforts in mentoring young talent and for educating the public about cooking and world cuisines through her writing and teaching.
This year Lucy was chosen as Canada's representative to the C20 a cultural exchange between Korea (where the G20 takes place in November) and the G20 countries.
Lucy trained at Cordon Bleu, has an Ontario Teachers' Certificate and a degree in journalism. From 1972 to 1990, Lucy owned and directed The Cooking School, a Toronto school devoted to the teaching of good cooking.
Lucy believes strongly in volunteerism and was on the board of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and chaired their Julia Child Cookbook Awards. She was on the Board of Second Harvest and is now Vice President of the the Necessary Angel Theatre company as well as working for the Centre of Diversity. She has worked with Bloorview Hospital's Chef's Calendar and conributed to many charitable cookbooks.