Esther Benaim, co-owner and CEO, has been operating Great Cooks since 1990. Throughout the many seasons, she has featured the best chefs and rising stars of Ontario, as well as some top rated American chefs. As part of her ongoing dedication to exposing the public to the best of food, wine and tea, she invites numerous experts to participate in the Great Cooks program.
Maggie McKeown, COO and co-owner of Great Cooks, was born in Toronto and earned an Honors Bachelor degree in history, from the University of Toronto before graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park New York. She apprenticed at the Connaught Hotel, in London England and worked as a Senior Food Specialist and national spokesperson for Kraft Canada.