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About Chef Jo Lusted:

Described as a veritable bundle of creative energy, Chef Jo Lusted is a chef and writer in Toronto, Ontario. 

Jo is the food producer and has a regular segment, "The Ingredient," on CBC’s internationally syndicated TV show, Steven & Chris. She is an accomplished writer and recipe development chef; currently resident chef, contributing editor, and member of the advisory board for Clean Eating Magazine. Jo also writes for,, and, is a contributing food specialist for Canadian Living Magazine, and is a culinary instructor with Aphrodite Cooks. She was a regular guest on Toronto’s Boom 97.3 Breakfast Show, and has appeared on Global TV’s Foodies with Chef Angie MacRae, Global News, CTV, Slice,, CFRB 1010, Toronto Sun, and regularly cooks at special events and trade shows across North America, bringing infectious energy, enthusiasm, and charisma to all projects and events.

Jo is also attending the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a registered holistic nutritionist. An advocate of healthy gourmet cooking, she strives to use local, natural, and organic ingredients whenever possible and believes that food should be simple and fun to create. She believes in unpretentious food, has a unique down-to-earth approach to cooking, and specializes in creating healthy cuisine using delicious, natural ingredients. 

Jo Lusted currently resides in Toronto, loves to travel and is always on the hunt for a food-driven adventure.

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Chef Jo Lusted (judge) Emerging Chef Competition


Suresh Doss is unable to partake as Judge for the Emerging Chef Competition.  Chef Jo Lusted will now be acting as judge.

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