About Sapphire Talent Lab

Soniya Tolani | President & Founder Sapphire Talent Lab

Sapphire Talent Lab is a full service talent agency representing the country’s culinary elite and a select group of inspiring thought leaders and trailblazers. Drawing upon her extensive experience in both networking and negotiation, Soniya creatively connects her clients to bespoke and VIP events, bringing new and exciting business opportunities to the forefront. Soniya’s eclectic roster reads like a who’s who of the country’s celebrity chefs and public figures including Mark McEwan, Vikram Vij, Michael Wekerle, Lisa Ray, Traci Melchor and many other notable clients. With Soniya leading the way, Sapphire Talent Lab excites, connects and inspires.

We combine our passion with an integrated array of client services.

Take a look at our Clientelle!


Social Media Co-branding

STL works directly with our clients to build social media strategies that grow our clients brand online and engage with a world wide audience, creating vast engagement opportunities.

VIP Culinary Services

As Canada’s leading culinary talent and engagement agency. Our experience, expertise and diverse network have earned us the trust of the world’s best chefs.

Strategic Partnerships

It’s all about relationships. We nurture and grow strategic partnership opportunities for our clients that propel their careers and expertise into unlimited opportunities.

Spokesperson and Brand Ambassador

We provide Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson opportunities inclusive of a turn-key management platform that ensures our clients are professionally represented at every touchpoint.

Licensing and Merchandising

Our licensing and merchandising network opens up a world of business opportunities that foray our clients into an array of lucrative opportunities.

Brand Development & Management

Our agency strategic partnership ensures our clients receive a fully integrated creative marketing team to support our clients’ branding, digital, video and social media requirements are consistent and innovative.

We're Hiring!

  • Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives
  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines
  • Keep records of sales, revenue, invoices etc.
  • Implement small business online community strategy, manage engagement and interactivity with its audience in order to foster community spirit.
  • Distribute content across brands’ social channels, execute content calendars and administer sponsorship campaigns and contests.
  • Effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, and build to maintain client relationships.
  • Advocate for brands’ social media communities, engage in dialogues and answer questions where appropriate.