Justine Schofield brings youthful energy and passion for food to everything she does, on and offscreen .
Justine Schofield is the poster girl for today’s busy, motivated career woman. Between filming her daily food show, ‘Everyday Gourmet’ on Network Ten and her cooking and travel series; Justine’s Flavours of Fuji, Outback Gourmet, Tropical Gourmet in Far North Queensland, New Caledonia, Macau and most recently Barossa Valley, she doesn’t have much free time. Yet somehow, Justine manages to appear at food events all over Australia and work with various charities. A fan favourite of ‘MasterChef’ series one, years on Justine has well and truly established herself as a familiar and well-respected face of the Australian food and media industry.
Bilingual Justine inherited a passion for French cuisine from her mother and a 'roll up your sleeves and get stuck in attitude' from her Aussie father. An accomplished cook in her own right, Justine’s mother taught her about the pleasures of food and ‘joie de vivre’ from a young age. After completing a diploma in hotel management and deciding it wasn't for her, Justine set out to explore her two passions: travel and food.
When the opportunity to enter the first ‘MasterChef’ series presented itself in 2009, Justine's skill level and ability to stay calm under pressure carried her through the gruelling audition process. Once the competition began, her cheeky ‘give it a go’ personality combined with her extensive food knowledge and resourcefulness blew the judges away.
After ‘MasterChef’ wrapped, Justine began turning her passion for food into a full-time career. The first series of ‘Everyday Gourmet’ aired on Channel Ten in 2011 and is now in its 12th season and has filmed over 1000 episodes. Justine’s knack for simplifying classic dishes for the time-poor home cook made it very popular with viewers.
In 2016, Justine’s first cookbook, Dinner with Justine was published with Pan Macmillan. Her 2nd book Simple Every Day was released in July 2017 & her 3rd book The Weeknight Cookbook launched in April 2019. Her latest book The Slow Cook is out now.
'Everyday Gourmet’ Series 1-12 2022, Network Ten “I’m a Celebrity’ 2019, ‘MasterChef Allstars’ Network Ten 2012, ‘MasterChef’ Series 1 Network Ten 2009
'The Weeknight Cookbook' Pan Macmillan Australian 2019, 'Simple Everyday' Pan Macmillan Australia 2017, 'Dinner with Justine' Pan Macmillan Australia 2016, 'The Slow Cook' Pan Macmillan 2021
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