A foodie and wine lover, I switched to a vegetarian diet in 1995 and then to a vegan one in 2011. An entertainer since childhood, I’ve had a lot of time to think about how to translate my love of hosting and cooking for people from meat and potatoes to vino and veggies.
I had previously hosted vegan food and wine events in Toronto as part of the duo A Vine Romance, appearing on Breakfast Television in Toronto, as guest wine experts on 640AM and Rogers Daytime, and writing articles for Prince Edward County’s Grapevine Magazine, Restaurants Canada and NatalieMaclean.com. I also created and co-hosted the tv show, THE DRINK, for Bell FIBE TV1.
In 2018, I founded WhatPriyaSaid.com to promote vegan athletes, fashionistas and businesses and showcase the various aspects of living a fabulous plant-powered life!
I’ve since spoken and shared my knowledge of vegan food and wine pairings at Toronto’s Veg Fest (the largest vegetarian food festival in North America!) and at other local vegetarian events and conferences, and served as MC for several vegan events around the city.
Keeping life multifaceted, I also serve as the Eastern Director for First Weekend Club — a national organization that promotes Canadian film. In this role, I have the honour of being the lead on-camera host for interviews with incredible Canadian talent.
These days I’m most often found with a glass of wine in hand entertaining guests at my vegan retreat home, Terra, in Ontario wine country.