Food & Wine Speakers

Christie’s auctioneer Michael Broadbent once said, “Drinking with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilised pleasures.”

Many of our wine and food speakers are well-versed both in the kitchen and on camera. They have been participants in the hottest cooking contests in the nation and have welcomed us into their lives as they document the magic behind the transcendent meals they make.

Many of the best dishes in the world could be produced in under one hour. The finest wines?

Similarly, our wine speakers will take you on a journey through the planet’s finest wineries, walking with you as they venture amid the vines and the beauty that comes when we uncork a bottle of our favourite red or white.

Begin your shortlist below or for more information on our Speakers Bureau, call us on 1300 884 485 today.

Elevate your next event with one of our wine and food speakers.

As you hear their narratives, you will realise our chef’s desires to pass on their legacies of supremacy to the next generation. But it is not merely a matter of idealism – contests, cooking shows and books are inspiring our culinary passion.

And our nutritionist speakers will help you discover your most cherished food and drink while maintaining your health and how to relish your dishes that are prized.

Begin your journey by selecting your favourite presenters below, or call us on 1300 884 485 to discover more about Australia’s favourite Speakers Bureau.

New chefs have risen through the ranks of the nation’s best restaurants and favourite television shows in Australia.

Wine has followed exactly the same course. Though wineries have yet to reach the same rock star status of our favourite restaurants, their hand crafted artistry is fast becoming an essential element of social gatherings, meals and events the world over.

Add your favourite food and wine presenters to your shortlist below, or to find out more about Australia’s favourite Speakers Bureau, call us on 1300 884 485 today.

The top kitchens in Australia do not run on chance – they run on a healthy dose of panicked routine, determination and perspiration.

Nutritionists have also emerged amid the foodie movement to help us understand how and what we eat and drink affects the way our minds and bodies work.

Add your favourite food and wine presenters to your shortlist below, or to find out more about our leading Australian Speakers Bureau, speak to an expert consultant on 1300 884 485 now.

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International award winning chef Tobie Puttock began his career working in Melbourne's 'Caffe e Cucina' before travelling to picturesque Lake Como in Italy to work for 'Hotel Florence'. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. After many years of perfecting the Italian language and his culinary skills Tobie found himself on English shores where he began working at the world famous ‘River Cafe’. It was here he worked with and became great friends with Jamie Oliver.
  • Jamie's Kitchen – Australia (TV Series)
  • Tobie and Matt - Europe and Asia (TV Series)

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Vincent Gadan is a highly regarded and well-established pastry chef with over 25 years experience. Having started at the tender age of 15 in the region of Burgundy, he trained under the instruction of well-known Pastry Chef Monsieur Perrat in Chalon Sur Saone. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. After working as Head Pastry Chef in many of the Michelin Star restaurants in France and he received one of his biggest accolades in 1992 winning first place in the Ardennes-Eiffel Culinary Prize.

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Carolyn Creswell, the founder of Carman's, is a perfect example that it is indeed possible to run a multinational business, and still have a healthy work-life balance. She is an inspirational leader who has achieved great success both in business, and in her home life. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. Carolyn manages to raise four kids under eight and maintain a great relationship with her husband, while at the same time growing Carman’s to be the number one muesli brand on supermarket shelves throughout Australia.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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He may have been a young prodigy having completed Year 11 at just 14-years-old, enrolled in university at age 16 and become a lawyer by 21, but Adam Liaw Winner of the 2nd series of the Ch10 hit series MasterChef, will tell you taking out the title was one of his proudest moments. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. On the 25th July 2010 watched by over 4.2 million people, Adam completed a grueling round of finale tests to finish a close 4 points ahead of his opponent and mate Callum Hahn. Relief and shock flooded his face as he came to realize that success was so much sweeter when it came from achieving something you are truly passionate about.

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Giovana Falanga better known as ‘Gigi’ is one of the most exciting emerging talents in the dynamic world of Australian desserts and cakes. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. Having worked in some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and under some of Australia’s best pastry masterminds, Gigi brings her unique combination of elegance, finesse, skill and creativity to everything that she does in and out of the kitchen.

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As an accredited nutritionist and lifestyle speaker, Catherine Saxelby is an expert on healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. She is recognized at a national level for her expertise in health, wellness, nutrition and energy! Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. She is a lively and motivating speaker on healthy eating – one who understands the demands of today’s busy world, constant change and lack of time. She specializes in action-packed, energy-charged sessions designed to add more zest, zing and zip to your life!
  • Winner 2014 Bruce Chandler Book Prize (Companion A to Z of Food andNutrition)
  • Winner 2001 Food Media Club Best Nutrition Writing
  • Winner 2003 Food Media Club Best Nutrition Writing
  • Winner 2004 Food Media Club Best Nutrition Writing
  • Winner 2000 Dietitians Association of Australia - Innovation in Communication
  • Australian Society of Authors
  • Nutrition Society of Australia (Life Member)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)

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Jennifer Adams doesn't do things by halves! She's travelled the world extensively carving out a career as a presenter, director/producer and MC in both the Australian and International stage for the past 15 years. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. After a successful career with Network Seven, Jen Adams took the leap of faith to pursue her dream of producing the Travel Series Places We Go. She founded her production Eve Media and has been enjoying the success of hosting and producing her much loved show on Network Ten and Discovery Travel and Living Australasia, along with many other documentaries and TV specials for major networks.
  • Real Stories (TV Program)
  • Places We Go (TV Program)
  • Seven News (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • Nine Network
  • Wine Me
  • Dine Me (TV Program)

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When MasterChef Series 1 contestant, Chris Badenoch served up Duck Neck Sausage, Roasted Pigs Head and Beeramisu to millions of people in lounge rooms across Australia, he knew he was taking a risk. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. Fortunately, the judges absolutely loved the meal, not only for its great flavours but for the story that it told about Chris’ food philosophy. More importantly, the meal resonated with millions of Australians and put old fashioned, traditional cuts and cooking methods back on the menu.

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Katie Quinn Davies began her career as a graphic designer; then in 2009 decided to refocus her creative energies on food photography, and What Katie Ate, the blog, was born. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. Katie develops, cooks, styles and shoots each recipe for her blog. What Katie Ate has since become an internet phenomenon, with a huge readership both in Australia and the United States.
  • James Beard Award for Photography
  • ABC Delicious Magazine
  • Penguin Books

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Alex Davis is a qualified nutritionist, an accredited health coach and a successful model. Areas of speciality include Food & Wine Speakers. As a former gymnast, Alex has always valued her health and fitness. In 2006, Alex pursued her passionate interest in Nutrition at Melbourne’s Deakin University, where she recently obtained her Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition. To complement her degree, Alex also received accreditation as a Health Coach from Health Coaching Australia (HCA).
  • Network Seven
  • Sports Dieticians Australia
  • Today (TV program)
  • Health Coaching Australia