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Matt Preston is a food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. Best known as a judge on MasterChef Australia, Preston currently writes for delicious and MasterChef magazines.

Matt also writes a national column for the Taste Section for all News Ltd’s metro papers. Preston was the Creative Director of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for five years from 2005-2009.

In 2003, 2004 and 2006, Preston won Food Media Club of Australia awards for articles that appeared in the Epicure section of The Age, and in 2008 he won the title of Worlds Best Food Journalist at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, for articles published in delicious and Epicure. Previous positions include five years as the National Chief Judge for Restaurant and Caterings National Awards for Excellence.

In the course of his role on MasterChef Australia Preston makes numerous radio appearances to promote the show on all the major radio networks in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. He has also co-hosted on Fifi Box’s national program on the Today Network and with Lindy Burns on ABC774.

2010 saw Matt Preston and MasterChef nominated for 3 Logies in the categories of; Most popular new male talent, Most popular reality TV program and The Graham Kennedy Award for most outstanding new talent. Preston was awarded The Graham Kennedy Award and MasterChef won the Most popular reality show category.

Preston has completed two Series of the ratings success MasterChef Series as well as one series each of Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef. The program regularly achieving the highest Television Ratings for a non Sport Program. 2011 sees the return of Preston in the 3rd Series of MasterChef Australia. Matt is also a keen tennis player but due to an extreme lack of talent he is extremely unlikely to ever win a wild card slot for the Australian Open.


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Matt Preston

  Travels from:
Sydney, Australia

  Contact:
1300 884 485+61295183944

  Specialty Areas:
Food & Wine Speakers, Speakers, Keynote Speakers, Master Of Ceremonies (MC)

  Date of Birth:
02 July 1961

  Place of Birth:
London, United Kingdom

  Alumni of:
University of Kent

  Affiliations:

  • MasterChef Australia (TV Program)
  • Delicious Magazine
  • The Herald Sun (Newspaper)
  • The Courier-Mail (Newspaper)
  • The Daily Telegraph (Newspaper)
  • The Guardian (Newspaper)
  • Time Out London
  • The Age (Newspaper)
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  • Restaurant and Catering


  Awards:

  • Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards 2008: Food Journalist of the Year


Books:
  • Cravat-A-Licious (2009)
  • Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes (2012)
  • Fast
  • Fresh and Unbelieveably Delicious – 204 Recipes You’ll Want to Cook Again and Again


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