2024 Olsson’s Cooking Stage

Julie Goodwin

Meet Julie Goodwin at Olsson’s cooking stage on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Food Personality, Author, Speaker 

In 2009 Julie Goodwin became a household name overnight when she was crowned Australia’s first ever MasterChef winner. Thrust into the limelight, Australia’s favourite Mum became the Julie Goodwin brand; TV shows, best-selling books, radio, appearances, columns and endorsements were all to follow. 


Viewers loved her honesty, sense of humour and humble cooking style. When her first cookbook, Our Family Table was published, she became one of Australia’s best-selling authors; her book held the number one slot in the book charts for over 10 weeks.   


Shortly after winning ‘MasterChef’ Julie became the resident weekly cook on Nine’s breakfast show ‘Today’ and began her almost ten-year tenure as a monthly columnist for the Australian Women’s Weekly. She has published seven cookbooks, Our Family Table, Heart of the Home, Gather, $20 in 20 minutes, Homemade Takeaway and The Essential Cookbook and CLASSIC. 


In 2015 Julie made the gutsy move to head into the South African Jungle on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ and in 2016 Julie she joined the Central Coast’s Star 104.5FM Breakfast Weekday Show with Rabbit, for 4 years’ worth of laughs and positivity.  


In 2022 ‘Jules the OG’ burst back onto our screens in ‘MasterChef Fans and Favourites’ with that same quick-witted sense of humour and trademark honesty. She wowed the Judges (again) with her classic but perfectly executed dishes, securing herself a spot in the top 5, and Australia fell in love with her all over again. This time it wasn’t just her cooking that had Australia talking, but also her openness and willingness to share her struggles with mental health over the past decade. Using her privileged position of profile, Julie has vowed to keep the conversation going and is working with Beyond Blue.  

Julie Goodwin's recipes at the Robertson Potato Festival

Julie Goodwin is still one of the nation’s favourite home cooks and Australia’s original MasterChef.

Julie Goodwin's social media

Get a signed book by Julie Goodwin!

Two of Julie Goodwin’s books will be available onsite to purchase.

Click below to pre-order yours and secure your signed copy by the inaugural MasterChef series winner.

Strictly limited quantities, get in quick!

Get ‘20/20 Meals’ for $30.99 and save $4 off the retail price of $34.99.

Get ‘Essential Cookbook’ for $34.99 and save $5 off the retail price of $39.99.

To redeem your pre-purchased book for signing, present your confirmation email at the Julie Goodwin signing table, located opposite the Olsson’s Cooking stage.

You will be able to meet Julie Goodwin as she signs your brand new cook book.

David Lee

David Lee, owner of Sydney Private Chef, will demonstrate at Olsson’s cooking stage at 11:30am and 1:30pm on Saturday.

With over 30 years of culinary experience, David has worked in top restaurants across Australia and with world-renowned chefs. He founded Sydney Private Chef in 2011, creating bespoke culinary experiences for clients worldwide. His mantra is ‘nothing is impossible,’ crafting beautiful dishes from sustainably sourced ingredients. From high-end fine dining to modern French and Italian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines, David’s expertise shines through. He now operates Hunter Valley Private Chef, Terrigal Private Chef, and Bowral Private Chef, along with Terrigal Whole Food—a healthy dining destination emphasizing nutritious, curated meals.

Stefano Marvello

Stefano Marvello will share his Italian cooking experience on Olsson’s Cooking stage on Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 am and 1:30pm.

Stefano is inspired by the finest ingredients, crafting dishes to share with joy. Join him as he guides you through mastering the art of homemade pasta and baking rustic Italian village-style bread. Savour the enticing aromas of simmering sauces made from fresh, locally sourced produce. Indulge in the creation of authentic Italian desserts and pastries, transporting you to a lively piazza in Sicily! Stefano believes cooking is about more than just meals – it’s about embracing the fun and messiness of life. Come, join in the love of Italian food and the stories it brings to the table!

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