Ksenija Hotic teaches how to make dishes from her Bosnian upbringing.
Ksenija's involvement with food started at a young age in Bosnia in her grandmother’s kitchen and her father’s foraging trips in the woods. At age 11, she fled her home due to civil war leading her on a difficult journey to Berlin and finally settling in Toronto.

It wasn't until her involvement with The Depanneur that Ksenija was able to link her own experiences as a refugee with her sociology major and share food as an important and effective tool to cross cultural gaps. An enthusiastic gardener, foodie, traveller and photographer, she cherishes finding the connection to a dish, its ingredients as well as the cook, chef and culture that made it. She was part of the core team behind the Toronto Underground Market, an innovative showcase for alternative culinary talent, has hosted several Drop in Dinners, Supper Clubs, Table Talks and most recently was the photographer and stylist for the The Great Shellfish Cookbook. Her work has been published in the Globe & Mail, the National Post, NOW Magazine, Toronto Life, CTV's The Social, CBC & FORBES, to name a few.

We are extremely lucky to have her presence here.

Ksenija's dishes

  • Baklava
  • Cabbage Rolls


  • Masterclass
  • Workshop

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If you are interested in Ksenija and cooking we can organize a Private Workshop.

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Just Be Cooking!

Hands-On Cultural Cooking Workshops with Live Music
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