Networking Breakfast with Canadian Tourism Commission

SPEAKERS

NADIA G.

Nadia G. (Giosia) is young, funny, and can cook up a storm in 3-inch cherry stilettos. Hailed as the “Julia Child of the Net generation,” she is the creator and host of the hit Cooking Channel series Bitchin’ Kitchen (www.bitchinkitchen.tv). Set in a candy-colored kitchen decked in animal print and leather, Bitchin’ Kitchen looks at the funny side of everyday life situations and turns them into occasions worth celebrating – with great food and big laughs. In 2010 Bitchin’ Kitchen premiered on Food Network Canada and became the first ever online lifestyle entertainment brand to successfully transition from internet to primetime.

Nadia G.’s first book The Bitchin’ Kitchen Cookbook: Rock Your Kitchen and Let the Boys Clean Up the Mess (skirt!, 2009) was a best seller.  Providing delectable recipes and hilarious anecdotes, the book showed how even the most novice cooks can recreate the Bitchin’ Kitchen cuisine. Her next book Cookin’ For Trouble debuts in late 2011 and will be published by Valentine Books.

In addition to being a chef-comedienne, Nadia G. also has a sense of style. She designed a variety of items for the Bitchin’ Boutique offering zebra and leopard print aprons with matching garters, a guitar shaped spatula, hot pink diva dish gloves and rockin’ Bitchin’ Kitchen tees. As Nadia G. says “It’s all about making cooking fun, and inspiring a new generation to rock their kitchen!”

She has received accolades and awards such as nextMedia’s Interactive award for the ‘Hottest Emerging Digital Brand in Canada,’ and the 2007 Wave Award for favorite mobile comedy series beating out Conan O’Brien.