Matt Preston Profile

Matt Preston

Internationally acclaimed food writer Matt Preston returns to the MasterChef Australia kitchen again, having become a TV favourite with his colourful array of cravats and discerning palate.

Earning a host of prestigious awards for his journalism, Preston most notably took out the World's Best Food Journalist 2008 at the World Food Media Awards, a highly sought after honour.

Preston currently writes a column for the Taste section in four newspapers and he continues to contribute to Australia's most prestigious food and lifestyle publications. He's previously worked for 'The Age' newspaper's food section, 'Epicure', 'Vogue Entertaining & Travel', 'Australian Good Taste', 'Food & Wine' (USA) and 'Saveur' (USA).

Before joining MasterChef Australia, Preston was Creative Director of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, a role he held for over five years and one which saw him transform the festival into a world-class event.

2012 saw Preston release his first cookbook, Matt Preston's 100 Best Recipes, published by Plum for Pan Macmillan.