Justine Schofield is the poster girl for today’s busy, motivated career woman, filming her daily food show, ‘Everyday Gourmet’ on Network Ten and cooking and travel series; Justine’s Flavours of Fiji, Outback Gourmet and New Caledonia, brand ambassadorships and food events all over Australia. 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 has had a new series go to air each year since, Justine’s knack for simplifying classic dishes for the time-poor home cook made it very popular with daytime viewers
Justine has released 3 cookbooks with Pan Macmillan Australia, Dinner with Justine in April 2016, Simple Every Day released in July 2017 and her third book The Weeknight Cookbook launched in April 2019.
2019 started with something a little different for Justine when she partook in ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ in the South African jungle. She quickly became the resident cook and won the hearts of camp mates with her ability to transform the basic ingredients she was given into delicious meals. When she returned home it was straight back into filming her 9thseries of Everyday Gourmet.