As a child, I remember sitting at the kitchen bench and watching my parents cook our family dinners. I was too young to know they were doing but was engrossed by all the action - and unbeknownst to me, it was the beginning of a love affair with food.
It wasn't until early high school that I started learning to cook - and that’s when it clicked. While everyone else was busy having food fights, I wanted to learn everything I could. I even remember pleading with mum to pick up extra butter and flour so I could spend the weekend making pastry - she must have thought I was mad.
I got into hospitality after school and spent the next eight years working in cafes, bars and restaurants - on the floor, in the kitchen, on the road, and everywhere in between.
Since then, I’ve been heavily involved in food and lifestyle media - as a photographer and copywriter for some of Sydney and Canberra’s best-known hospitality brands, developing content and digital marketing strategies for new food and retail precincts, and as a contributor to a number of leading online publications.
What I love about food and hospitality is how it connects people. How it speaks to the past. And how it provides insight into a culture when everything else gets lost in translation. There are so many food stories to tell - and I want to help tell them.
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