Armita is an Iranian-Canadian psychologist, self-taught cook, and food stylist who is passionate about the artistic expression of various international cuisines, particularly middle eastern and traditional Iranian cuisine. She has been cooking for the past 10 years and treats food as an art form and draws inspiration from colours, flavours, texture, art and her fond childhood memories, growing up in Tehran, Iran. She hopes to bridge the gap between culture, art, food, and design, while showcasing a refreshing take on traditional Iranian recipes and ingredients. Her philosophy of cooking is that, it’s a tool that can close cultural gaps, raise awareness for important humanitarian and global causes, and bring togetherness. She used her baking and food styling talent to raise funds for global causes.
Her most recent fundraising projects have raised funds for victims of the August 2020 Beirut Explosion, Canada’s Food Bank and children/families living under poverty line in improvised region of Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran. She hopes the highlight the values of generosity, richness and kindness that Iranian cuisine offers to the world, by elevating the beauty of many regional/traditional Iranian dishes, one plate at a time.
Armita’s inspiration for the featured spiral design of the traditional Kashke Bademjan appetizer dish comes from natural shapes in nature.