Hi, Meet ChefReem

Chef Reem Ahmed moved from Egypt to Canada in 2008 to pursue a degree and career as a Biomedical Engineer. As an engineering student, she dedicated herself to working hard, being innovative, and constantly achieving great things.

She held a job as a research assistant in medical imaging for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital while studying in university. Through her knowledge and experience, she set out to push herself even further, where she worked alongside a group of outstanding engineers to create a device that assisted patients suffering from dementia.

Upon graduating from university, Reem and her husband were blessed with their first child which prompted Reem to take a break from her career and give her full attention to her son. She soon realized that cooking was the perfect therapy that helped break her free from anxiety and depression, sparking a new aspiration to become a chef. As she pursued this new culinary path, she was selected as a contestant on MasterChef Canada, making her the first Muslim hijabi featured on the show. This experience allowed Reem to step out of her comfort zone and explore different cuisines from various cultures. Reem made it as a top 10 finalist on the show.

Today, Chef Reem – also known as Reem From the Heart – runs a successful virtual cooking class business and is often invited to speak and conduct cooking demonstrations at various events. She has been featured on CTV The Social, CP24 Breakfast, Cooking segment on City TV Breakfast Television, CBC, and BBC Arabic. Her bucket list includes the opening of her own authentic Egyptian restaurant as well as have her own cooking show on TV. She was the recipient of the Arab Women of Excellence Award in Arts in 2019 and continues to show up and raise the profile of the Arab community. 

As she moves forward in her culinary journey, Chef Reem’s ultimate goal is to inspire, motivate, and show all women, especially mothers suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety, that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it, regardless of race or religion!

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