Marida Mohammed

Hometown: Sudbury, Ont.
Currently Resides: Toronto, Ont.  Occupation: Personal Trainer
Signature Dish: Trini Bake and Red Snapper with a Trio of sauces: Tamarind Sauce, Chadon Beni Sauce and a Cucumber Scotch Bonnet Sauce

Marida is a personal trainer from Toronto. Her cooking spark ignited at age 6, when her mother would have Marida help her make roti. Everything her mother prepared seemed delicious – even exotic foods like chicken feet and bitter melon, which is why she remains Marida’s main cooking inspiration. Marida loves cooking stewed chicken with macaroni pie, but her signature dish is “curried anything.” She isn’t exactly in love with baking or desserts as she finds the precision required too exact.

Marida is after some exposure on MASTERCHEF CANADA. She wants to share her passion for food with the country and spotlight her Trinidadian influence. A restaurant co-owned with her twin sister Narida is in the works if she wins the grand prize. Marida would also love to host a cooking show featuring Caribbean Fusion dishes one day.