Food & Drink

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March Expert-in-Residence

Claire Tansey

Chef, Author, & Food Educator 

Claire has been in the food business for 20 years, as a restaurant cook, baker, cooking teacher, test kitchen manager, restaurant critic and food director at Chatelaine magazine. Along the way, she played professional improv for four years and got a master's degree in literature. Through her regular appearances on Cityline and Breakfast Television, her Toronto Star and CBC radio food columns, her fun Facebook Live events, and her interactive online courses, she empowers people to cook at home and lead happier, healthier lives.

Claire's books, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking and Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week prove that cooking doesn't have to be difficult to be delicious. She focuses on recipes that are easy to shop for, don't break the bank, easy to prep and overall make dinner easier, faster and less stressful. Claire focuses on how and why dinner can be the highlight of your day. “Life’s complicated—cooking doesn’t have to be!”

Through her food, cooking and mealtime coaching, Claire helps clients understand the importance of food and what we put into our bodies to support our overall wellness. Claire knows that stress and trauma can change a person or family’s relationship to food, particularly for people in grief and survivors of sexual abuse. Let Claire help you build or reclaim a positive relationship with food, cooking and meal time. 

Claire works out of her home office and kitchen in Toronto.

This Month


  • two online workshops on food and trauma hosted by our expert, Claire Tansey

Circle Time:

  • one group discussion on food and trauma hosted by our founder and clinical director, Shannon Moroney

Open Studio:

  • one community space to explore food through art, hosted by our art therapist, Amelia Hutchison

Journal Prompts:

  • 5 printable journal pages with prompts to help you deepen you understanding  of food, created by Claire Tansey


  • emails to start your week with a dose of inspiration or wisdom from our expert