Welcome

I'm a freelance food and travel journo, event host and editor based in Melbourne, Australia.

The media love affair started way back in my teens, where much of my time (and all of my pocket money) was spent hosting a punk rock radio show, interviewing bands and producing my own 'zine on my dad's office photocopier.

During my twenties I dove deep into hospo world, travelling the world for culinary inspo and treading the boards at top restaurants in Australia and London. When the late nights started to lose their shine I hung up my waiter's friend and apron to write about food instead of carrying it around.

My work has been published in Australia and internationally by Monocle, Monocle 24 (radio), National Geographic Traveller Food (UK), Australian TravellerSBS FoodGood FoodBroadsheet, The Age Good Food GuideGourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide and more.

I was food editor and essayist for The Monocle Travel Guide, Melbourne, and the author of Herb Lester's pocket-sized travel guide, An Appetite For Melbourne.

I'm a proud Ambassador for Scarfa social enterprise that provides hospitality training and mentoring for young people from Melbourne's migrant and refugee communities; and for Sacred Heart Mission's annual Dine With Heart fundraising campaign, which helps to feed over 400 needy and vulnerable people every day.