Dazzling audiences with his array of cravats and warm onscreen presence, internationally acclaimed food journalist Matt Preston quickly became a TV favourite when MasterChef Australia first hit screens in 2009.

He won the Graham Kennedy Award for Outstanding New Talent at the 2010 TV Week Logie Awards.

He has also earned a swag of prestigious awards for his journalism and reviewing contributions, including World’s Best Food Journalist at the 20018 World Food Media Awards.

As well as using his finely-tuned palate to guide the MasterChef Australia contestants through their daily challenges, Matt currently writes a weekly column for the Delicious On Sunday liftout in papers across Australia.

He has also written five best-selling cookbooks, including Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes and Yummy, Quick, Easy.

On TV, Matt has also had a guest role in the 30th anniversary special of The Bold and the Beautiful and appeared in the Australian shows Offspring, Neighbours and Lowdown.

Matt regularly takes his maximum flavour, minimum fuss cooking demonstrations on the road, with live shows across Australia and overseas.