Candice Hutchings

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Candice Hutchings
Candice Hutchings aka The Edgy Veg.jpg
Candice Hutchings cooking "vegan fried chicken" (Seitan)
Personal information
Born (1988-05-16) May 16, 1988 (age 30)
Lahr, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Nationality Canadian
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • YouTuber
  • Actress
  • Author
  • Chef
  • Comedian
  • Vegan activist
YouTube information
Also known as The Edgy Veg
Years active 2012–present
Subscribers 250+ Thousand
Total views 9.8+ Million
Network Kin Community
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016

Candice Hutchings (born May 16, 1988) is a Canadian YouTube personality, vegan chef, comedian, and author. She runs a YouTube cookery-related channel The Edgy Veg. Since beginning her channel in October 2012, her videos have received over 9.8 million views, and her channel has accumulated over 250 thousand subscribers.[1] As of March 2017, she was one of the most popular vegan chefs on YouTube.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


In December 2009, Hutchings created a blog site called "The Edgy Veggie" where she posted raw and vegan recipes. In 2013 she renamed it to "The Edgy Veg", to, as she puts it "not be so cutesie". Also in 2013, she was working with the company, Belmonte Raw, as an administrative supervisor.[8] As of March, 2017, her website received over 200,000 pageviews per month, is regularly referenced by media, and other vegan chefs.[9][10][11]

In October 2012, Hutchings started a YouTube channel under the pseudonym "The Edgy Veg", where she posts videos of her vegan recipes. One of her focuses is to create vegan versions of classic comfort foods.[12] Popular recipes featured on her channel include vegan versions of hamburgers and chicken wings.[13] In October 2015, she quit her job in advertising to work on the channel full-time.[13] As of March 2017, the channel has received over 9.8 million views, and over 200,000 subscribers.[1][14][15]

Hutchings has appeared on CTV Television Network's The Social,[16][17] SiriusXM's "What She Said!"[18] and was a featured creator as part of the launch of Canada's first YouTube Space.[19][20][21] She was also a featured creator at the 2016 Buffer Festival where she screened her video "Fantastic Vegans and Where to Find Them".[22][23] She has worked as a mentor to other, newer YouTubers in Toronto.[24]

In 2017, Hutchings will be making her debut as a published author, in October releasing her first cookbook titled The Edgy Veg, Carnivore Approved Recipes.[25][26] She will be touring throughout North America. As of 2016, she has been a contributing chef/author for Chloe Coscarelli's byCHLOE vegan restaurant chain based in New York City.[27]



Year Award Show Category Result Ref.
2018 9th Annual TASTE AWARDS Best Home Chef in a Series Won [28]
2017 Taste Canada Awards Best Health and Special Diet Blog Nominated [29]
2016 Taste Awards Best Instructional Web Series Nominated [30]
Now Magazine Readers Choice Awards Best Blogger Nominated [31]
Toronto Veg Awards Favourite Local Pro-Veg YouTube Channel Nominated [32]
2013 Best Health Mag Best Health Blog Awards Won (Runner Up) [33]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Edgy Veg YouTube About". Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The 50+ Best Vegan YouTubers to Follow in 2016". nutriciously. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  3. ^ "20 Best Vegan Youtube Channels – Page 2 of 2 – Very Vegan Recipes". Very Vegan Recipes. 2015-05-06. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  4. ^ "20 Vegan Cooking Channels to Follow on Youtube". Vegan Enthusiasts. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  5. ^ "11 best vegan YouTube channels – Healthista". 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  6. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH CANDICE OF THE EDGY VEG - Win Friends With Salad". Win Friends With Salad. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  7. ^ "10 Vegan YouTubers You Should Know". Brown Vegan. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  8. ^ Luu, Kimberley (2013-04-16). "Belmonte Raw - Toronto Guardian". Toronto Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  9. ^ "Can fried eggplant taste just as good as crispy bacon?". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  10. ^ "The Edgy Veg Recipe Round Up". LoveWildLiveFree. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  11. ^ "The Edgy Veg's Chick'n and Biscuits & Jackfruit Tacos - Mary's Test Kitchen". Mary's Test Kitchen. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  12. ^ Welowszky, Jane (20 May 2017). "Sir Winston Churchill and Harley Quinn rock out to '80s dance tunes: Pet Psyche". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  13. ^ a b Abraham, Lois (14 May 2016). "Vegans like junk food, too". Times Colonist. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  14. ^ "The Edgy Veg - Toronto Guardian". Toronto Guardian. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  15. ^ Girdwain, Alyssa. "If You've Ever Wondered What Vegans Actually Eat, This Is For You". Refinery29. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Dessert Recipes with a Super unique Ingredient". The Social. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Meat Free Recipes for Your Next BBQ". The Social. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Making Vegan a Little Less Blah with The Edgy Veg". SiriusXM. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  19. ^ "YouTube Studio Opens in Toronto". CBC. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Canada's First YouTube Space Launches in Toronto". ETalk. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  21. ^ "YouTube Space: 5 creators on what the studio means to them | Toronto Star". Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  22. ^ "Buffer Festival Comedy Screening – The Edgy Veg". Buffer Festival. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Fantastic Vegans and Where to Find Them". YouTube. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  24. ^ Rody-Mantha, Bree (28 November 2016). "YouTube names up-and-coming Canadian creators". Media in Canada. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  25. ^ Hutchings, Candice; Aita, James (2017-10-01). The Edgy Veg: Carnivore-Approved Vegan Recipes. Robert Rose. ISBN 9780778805816. 
  26. ^ Robertson, Becky (2017-07-17). "Daily Deals: Robert Rose to publish cookbook by Edgy Veg YouTuber Candice Hutchings". Quill and Quire. Retrieved 2017-07-27. (Subscription required (help)). 
  27. ^ "by CHLOE. Contributing Chef – by CHLOE". by CHLOE. 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  28. ^ "TASTE AWARDS Announce Best New Series, Film, and Other Winners". Retrieved 2018-04-12. 
  29. ^ "2017 Submissions - Taste Canada AwardsTaste Canada Awards". Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  30. ^ "8TH ANNUAL TASTE AWARDS FINALISTS AND HONOREES ANNOUNCED". TasteTV. December 4, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Pick Toronto's best Instagrammer, blogger and city councillor". Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Toronto Veg Awards 2016" (PDF). Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Best Health Blog Awards 2013". Best Health Magazine Canada. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 

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