Sherry Strong

Sherry is a food philosopher & nutritional strategist and one of the most passionate yet lucid speakers on food & nutrition. She is the former Victorian chair of Nutrition Australia and Melbourne head of Slow Food has spent over 25 years studying Human Nutrition, Health and Behavioural Science, food and wellness. She is a controversial thought leader and inspirational speaker in the field of Health and Wellbeing. Invited to present at venues, such as the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute, TEDxTokyo, or on television, radio and in the Wheel of Life film in Australia or overseas, she wittily reveals the shocking truth about food, its, often, detrimental impact on our body and planet. It is not only highly informative, but entertaining to listen to her philosophies on how to heal both. She is the creator of The Secrets of the Anti-Diet and Return to Food – how going back is the way forward, which focuses on developing a healthy relationship with food, without dieting and while experiencing true pleasure and quality of life. As an internationally recognized expert on food and its connection to wellbeing, Sherry Strong is devoted to transforming home and workplace wellness by inspiring people to take control of their own health and wellness naturally, deliciously and pleasurably.

Food Philosopher & Nutritional Strategist

Partial CV

  • Jiivala Holistic Culinary Academy & Holistic Entrepreneurship Program
  • Curator & CoFounder of the World Wellness Project
  • The FoodLovers Workshop started as a cooking school and has developed into a multi-faceted business 1993
  • Corporate Motivational Speaking for hundreds of businesses, associations and corporations
  • Writing for national magazines
  • Consulting/Television & Radio Presenting, internationally

Television Presenting

  • Celebrity Chef – production for an Australian network
  • Cooking with Sherry – developed and presented a series for Australian television
  • The Thinning Palate- produced, presented and directed pilot and video series
  • The Cooking Show – Series of cooking ‘shorts’ on New Australian Cuisine
  • Never Eat (or drink) More Than You Can Lift – Co-produced & Presented


  • Today Show – Guest Chef
  • Vicky Gabereau show (nationally televised in Canada)
  • CitiCooks,
  • CitiTV Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
  • The Morning Shift, Denise Program, What’s Cooking, Mornings with Kerri-Anne

Radio Presenting

  • Co-presenter of Bodytalk, a nationally syndicated radio program
  • Interviewed on 3AK, 3AW, HO FM, ABC radio national
  • Weekly guest on TopFM in the Northern Territory

Celebrity Guest Chef/Presenter

  • Seed Event Calgary, 2013
  • Get Calgary Healthy, 2012
  • World Wellness Project, 2011
  • TEDxTokyo 2009
  • Sustainable Women’s Business conference 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Good Food Show with Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Ainsley Harriot
  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Masterclass 2001, 2002
  • Taste of Victoria Celebrity Chef, 2001 to 2004
  • Tasting Australia, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Spirit of Hospitality, Toronto, Canada, 2002, 2004
  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s Natural & Organic Festival
  • Ruth Pretty Cooking School, New Zealand, 2003, 2004
  • Mind, Body Spirit Festival
  • Sustainable Living Festival
  • Master Chefs, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
  • Cookbook Company Cooking School, Calgary, Canada
  • Cooks School, Vancouver, Canada

Our Food Today & Tomorrow-National Seminar

  • Guest Speaker- Call to Action-Presenting Foods of the Future

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

  • Presented a paper at the 11th symposium held in Hobart September ‘99’ which ignited my passion for speaking philosophically about food
  • DAA Conference 2000-The Art and Science of Eating
  • Workshop of symposium paper combined with a cooking demonstration

Our Food Today & Tomorrow-National Seminar

  • Presented a paper at the 11th symposium held in Hobart September ‘99’ which ignited my passion for speaking philosophically about food
  • DAA Conference 2000-The Art and Science of Eating
  • Workshop of symposium paper combined with a cooking demonstration

Tasting Australia

  • Food of the Future; broadcast on ABC National

Accredited Speaking Professional Member of NSAA

  • Accredited Professional Speaker (APS) & Board member of National Speakers Association of Australia/ Awarded Best New Speaker of the Year 2000 (Vic.)

Herald Sun Food & Drink Feature Section

  • Freelance contributor and Taste Panel expert

Selector Magazine

  • Food for thought column and feature writer

Wellbeing Magazine

  • Feature writer

Australian Nutrition Foundation / Nutrition Australia

  • Past Chair of the Victorian committee

Body Image & Health Inc.

  • Management committee member of a Vic health initiative promoting body satisfaction & health

Deakin University

  • Studied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, Professional Writing and Journalism

Slow Food

  • Former Head of the Melbourne Convivium

A Taste of Slow

  • Presenter 2007, 2008

You can contact Sherry in Canada via her Jiivala office number: 1 778 230 0500 You can also reach Sherry on Skype at sherry.strong or by email at [email protected]

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