Food Festivals

Come See Me At The Curated Plate On The Sunshine Coast August 8 - 11!

I’m thrilled to be hosting a couple of delicious events at the inaugural year for The Curated Plate, on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast August 8 - 11, featuring some of Australia and New Zealand’s hottest chef talent.

The Chefs' Line Season 2 is COMING!

Melissa Leong Fooderati The Chefs' Line Season 2

We might be biased when it comes to our own, but the we've been sharpening our knives in readiness for season 2 of The Chefs' Line. Let's celebrate Australia’s diverse food culture by battling it out over hot stoves and racing clocks as well as bringing together cooks and chefs from around the country to showcase their love of food.

It's going to be the ultimate food fight as home cooks will try and out cook an entire chefs’ line (did we hear you say what is a chefs' line, anyway? Find out right here) in the hopes that their passion will prevail over profession.

Each night home cooks try to cook their way up the ranks, one chef at a time, so you can expect serious skills, fabulous flavour combos, cuisine classics and some genius cooking tips along the way.

Each week, The Chefs’ Line will celebrate a different cuisine, a new chefs’ line will represent their restaurant and go up against four new home cooks. And where would a cooking competition be without its judges? Well, you're in luck with this glorious panel of food experts - Dan HongMark Olive and Melissa Leongmeet the team right here!

Did someone say, kitchen sink battle? We sure did!

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2017

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2017

I am thrilled to be MCing a couple of amazing events this year at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, which has to be one of Australia's most beautiful food festival destinations. 

It's my first year headed over to WA for the festival and it's a huge honour to be hosting and interviewing culinary heroes Rick Stein and Alex Atala, as well as one of Australia's most exciting chefs Momofuku Seiobo's Paul Carmichael.

If you're looking at heading down, check out the festival program and give me a high five if you see me out and about and if you have any burning questions for any of these amazing culinary heroes, leave a comment below!