Speakers Profile - Matt Preston

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Matt Preston is one of Australia's most famous and loved personalities. An award-winning food journalist, best-selling cookbook author, ABC Radio presenter and international TV personality. You can tune in to hear Matt every week on ABC Radio hosting Saturday Weekend Breakfast, and you can read his stories in Stellar, delicious and taste.com.au. Matt's most recent appearances were as a judge for The Food Networks USA, Taste Race and as a guest judge on Seven Networks MKR. He has also popped up as 'The Gnome' on Network Ten's The Masked Singer and Celebrity Gogglebox and Dancing with the Stars on Seven Network.

Matt writes a weekly column for Stellar in the News Corp metro mastheads with a reach of over 4 million Australians every week. He is also a senior editor for delicious. And contributes to one of the world's best-read recipe websites, www.taste.com.au with a monthly reach of 2 million food lovers.

Matt has written eight cookbooks that have been best-sellers in Australia and overseas and his memoir Big Mouth was released in November 2023.

As well as 11 seasons of MasterChef Australia, and four seasons of various format variants, Matt has also appeared on MasterChef Italia, MasterChef Holland, MasterChef India, MasterChef Poland and MasterChef NZ and Plate of Origin on Network Seven with long-term friends Gary Mehigan and Manu Feidel. He has also taken dramatic roles in Aftertaste, Neighbours, Offspring, Lowdown and The Bold & The Beautiful.

Over the last 15 years Matt has been a regular co-host and presenter for ABC Radio, Smooth FM, Nova, the Hit Network and Triple MMM.

Matt is also a key social media influencer in Australia and internationally with a combined international social media reach of over 1m followers on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Matt has written eight cookbooks that have been best-sellers in Australia and overseas.

Matt is an ambassador for secondBite, Australia's leading food rescue organization that aims to end hunger by ending waste. He also works with SCARF on their innovative program to deliver paid hospitality training to vulnerable refugee and migrant communities.