HOST & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Sarah has lived, worked and eaten in Hanoi, Prague, Paris and Mumbai. Whether pho for breakfast from the woman in the alley in Vietnam, masala dosa from street stands on Nariman Point, or the radio assignment that got her a complete dinner at a renowned 3-star Michelin restaurant in Paris, local food is Sarah’s perfect appetizer for an interview. Reporting for the CBC, NPR, New York Times and the Voice of Vietnam, she has always worked to pair personal stories with a larger audience. Sarah started Home Cooked because she is curious about how different people’s backgrounds, family and cultural, come to the table.
CJ has been writing and reporting specifically about food for more years than she cares to admit. Her passion for food journalism began with her column, Beyond Burgers on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. She’s interviewed some of food’s biggest celebrities including Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay and the late, great Anthony Bourdain. Her most recent food-related project was hosting and producing The Fork on CBC Radio, an hour-long current affairs/news special about food which had two encore presentations.
Christopher is a Canadian portrait photographer. His work can be seen in notable collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.
ILLUSTRATIONS & GRAPHIC DESIGN
When Charlotte began studying art, she found drawing still life with fruit dull, so she added faces to them. After that, food became a major source of inspiration for her illustrations and paintings. She currently works as a graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto. Charlotte did all the illustrations and design elements for Home Cooked, including the recipe cards and title typeface.
DAN GOLDMAN & SHAUN BRODIE
MUSIC COMPOSITION & THEME
Dan Goldman and Shaun Brodie have been making music together since 2010. Shaun is the founder and artistic director of the Queer Songbook Orchestra. He has toured and performed on records with Dan Mangan, Spoon, Basia Bulat, Tanika Charles, Hayden, AC Newman, Broken Social Scene and many others. Dan has scored movie soundtracks, released his own records, and is currently working alongside Daniela Gesundheit to create a record of traditional Jewish liturgical music re-contextualized through contemporary production.
(Photo credit by Nick Bostick)
Margaret learned to cook tolerably well for the best of reasons: She loves to eat. Margaret has worked as a magazine writer, newspaper reporter and editor, radio producer and documentary maker, journalism professor, and radio news editor. After 50 years of this she retired, mostly, but she made an exception for Home Cooked because the subject matter is so dear to her heart.
STORY CONSULTANT & AUDIO MIXER
Mark is one of six siblings and a father of three, but can count the number of meals he’s cooked on the fingers of one hand. He’s a journalist and TV/radio producer with over 20 years of experience in broadcasting. He was Senior Producer of As It Happens and creator and producer of Promised Land on CBC Radio One. Most recently, he was Senior Producer of Cyberwar for Viceland TV.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EDITOR
Sean makes his pasta al dente, his steaks rare, and his documentaries short. A two-time Golden Sheaf winner, he has served up his short docs to film festivals around the world and produced short documentary series for the likes of TVO and the Globe and Mail.
Nicole’s earliest memory is the smell of charcoal wafting through the backyard from the barbeque that her dad welded himself. As a graduate student studying journalism, she specializes in audio storytelling and covers health, race and culture. She writes a monthly fashion column and has contributed to NOW magazine and TV Ontario.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DESIGN
Candice has expressed herself and her perceptions of the world around her through drawing and painting for most of her life. She grew up on a small farm in rural Ontario and nature embedded itself in her psyche and soul and inevitably has become a part of the canvas’ she paints. She also works as a graphic designer and now combines her visual art and digital art background for creating graphics in film and television.
Brianna is a pretty mean chef. That’s because she grew up following her mom around the kitchen, learning how to create just about any dish you can imagine. Brianna manages social media for Home Cooked and provides editorial assistance. She is currently studying business and marketing at McGill University