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Anna Olson


Anna Olson is a renowned Canadian-American pastry chef, TV show host, and cookbook author. Anna Olson is known for hosting the  Food Network Canada’s “Fresh with Anna Olson,” ” Sugar,” “Kitchen Equipped,” and “Bake with Anna Olson.”

Early Life

Anna Olson was born on the 4th of May 1968, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She holds dual nationality of American-Canadian and celebrates her birthday on 4th May of each year. According to the astrological chart, she has a sun sign of Taurus and is 55 years old. In addition, she came from Slovakian heritage.

She was born to Donna and Andy Tomcik. Meanwhile, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where Anna grew up. Further, she is the only child of her parents and has not mentioned her siblings in public.

Anna Olson – Education

She enrolled at the Johnson & Wales University. Later, she earned a degree in political science and sociology from Queen’s University in Kingston. Moreover, she enrolled in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professional Career

Anna Olson started working for a brief time in a bank in downtown Toronto. Having a passion for cooking, she left her work and completed her graduation. She went around the United States after graduating. She’d ultimately make it to Niagara Falls. For seven years, she worked as a pastry cook at Inn on the Twenty in Jordan, Ontario, where she met her husband, chef Michael Olson.

She has also been featured on other culinary and other shows since then, including “The Marilyn Denis Show,” “Confucius Was a Foodie,” “Inspired with Anna Olson,” “Bake with Anna Olson,” “Fresh with Anna Olson,” “Twas the Night Before Dinner,” and “Sugar.”

Caption: Anna posing for a photo after making a beautiful cake (Source: Instagram)

Apart from being a chef, she is the author of several books, including ‘Inn on the Twenty Cookbook,’ ‘Sugar,’ ‘Anna & Michael Olson Cook at Home: Recipes for Everyday and Every Occasion,’ ‘Another Cup of Sugar,’ ‘In The Kitchen with Anna: New Ways with The Classics,’ and ‘Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson,’ among others.

Moreover, she has also appeared in Starbucks Coffee Canada advertisements. She has also starred in television commercials for ‘Splenda,’ ‘KitchenAid appliances,’ and ‘Home Hardware.’


Anna is considered one of the most successful pastry chefs in the United States. Through her successful works, she has won three awards and four nominations.

She has won two Taste Canada Awards; one in 2017 for Single-Subject Cookbooks – English Language – Silver and another in 2019 for General Cookbooks – English Language – Silver. In 2009, she won the Grand Remi Award – Worldfest Houston for Best Lifestyle Programming for her work ‘Fresh with Anna Olson.’

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, Olson’s net worth is estimated at around $8 million while her salary and income are under review. Meanwhile, she has made a good fortune being a pastry chef, TV show host, and cookbook author.

Relationship Status

On October 2, 1999, she married Michael Olson. She met Michael while working as a pastry cook at Jordan’s Inn on the Twenty. Furthermore, the marriage is still going strong, since there is no word of any extramarital relationships at the moment.

Caption: Anna with her husband (Source: Wikipedia)

Her career has been clear of major scandals. Furthermore, there are currently no speculations about her life or the position.

Body Measurements

This pastry chef is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 65 kg. Moreover, she has a pair of dark brown eyes with blonde hair colour.

Anna Olson – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@chefannaolson’ there are over 377k followers. Likewise, there are over 23.7k followers on her Twitter page ‘@chefannaolson’ and over 655k followers on her official Facebook page.

Similarly, she also runs a YouTube channel named ‘@ohyum’ and there are over 1.47 million subscribers on the channel at the moment.