November 2 - 2:00 pm
Christine Tizzard presented by Turkey Farmers of Ontario
This Newfoundland native and mother of two has been passionate about food, film, fashion and television for as long as she can remember.
She was scouted in a mall fashion show at the age of 15 and, soon after being ‘discovered’, Christine began modeling for beauty campaigns around the world. Building on her modeling career, she then honed her talents as a trained actor for both film and television and has appeared on-screen in high-profile productions for networks like HBO and ABC Family.
No matter where her adventures in front of the camera would take her, though, her obsession for food and healthy eating was always there. She never forgot her love of cooking at an early age and she longed to return to those culinary roots. She rekindled her love for cooking by enrolling in the Chef Training program at George Brown College, Toronto.
Christine’s culinary accomplishments include: regular guest chef appearances on daytime TV shows like Rogers’ Cityline, and CTV’s Marilyn Dennis. She was thrilled to join CBC Television and Canada’s most popular daily food show, BEST RECIPES EVER, as its host where she got to choose her favorite dishes from Canadian Living’s renowned Tested-Till-Perfect recipe library and bring them to life every day for Canadians coast-to-coast. She has been a spokesperson and brand ambassador for such brands as Philips, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Wild Blueberry Association of North America and Bonne Maman to
name a few.
Christine makes cooking look easy and this comes from her love for teaching people about food both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The culmination of her insatiable appetite for anything culinary along with over 15 years of on-camera work makes her an asset to any food team. Her spark and attention to detail can be seen in her work as a food stylist, food writer, recipe developer and culinary producer.
It’s common to bump into her about town in various culinary media events. Whether it is a food demo at a trade show, celebrity chef judging, or teaching a kids cooking class, her down home personality mixed with culinary technique is contagious. So it is no surprise that Christine also takes you into her home and kitchen on her YouTube cooking channel.
Her new cookbook, Honest To Goodness, is published through Whitecap Books and it is packed with mouth-watering, family friendly homemade recipes. She believes in looking and feeling good and is always eager to share her enthusiasm for great food and good living with others. She is presently working on her second cookbook, published by Appetite, Penguin Random House.