Speakers Profile - Kara Irving

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Kara Irving is an award-winning journalist, food and wine writer, restaurant critic and presenter at Australia’s most read newspaper, the Herald Sun.

Kara began her journalism career in news, writing about crime and politics, before falling in love with all things food and wine.

Based in Melbourne, Kara reviews restaurants, cafes and pubs for the Herald Sun’s Weekend magazine, has been published in Delicious and Stellar magazines, and contributes to News Corp’s annual restaurant Delicious 100 guide. She’s also a wine lover, with globally recognised WSET qualifications, and also writes about wine recommendations, trends and the industry. Kara hosts her own video web series Eating My Way Around… for the Herald Sun’s social media channels, which has seen her interview talent at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Australian Open, Australian Grand Prix, Moomba and Royal Melbourne Show. In her spare time, she hosts and produces her own web-food series, Snack Chat, on Youtube.

Kara can talk to a number of areas of expertise, including Melbourne’s food and drinks scene, wine in Victoria and Australia, as well as interview talent, MC events, and host Q&A sessions and wine tastings.