Sodexho Canada has completed a strategic alliance with James Beard Award winning chef Michael Smith. One of Canada's best-known culinarians. Smith will collaborate with Sodexo on areas such as sustainable culinary practices and employee training and development, while also supporting the company's hunger charity, the Sodexo Foundation. Smith won a James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence for his work as host of the programs Chef at Home, Chef at Large and The Inn Chef on Food Network Canada and 26 other countries. Currently he is in production on a new series titled Chef Abroad that is set to air this fall on Food Network Canada.