Justine Schofield is the poster girl for today’s busy, motivated career woman. Between filming her daily food show, ‘Everyday Gourmet’ on Channel Ten, running her boutique catering company and writing a column for taste.com.au magazine, 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 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.
In April 2016 Justine’s first cookbook, Dinner with Justine was published with Pan Macmillan Australia. This beautiful book celebrates the food Justine loves to cook and eat at home with family and friends, simple, wholesome and delicious meals that can be made with readily available ingredients. Following the success of the book, Justine’s 2nd book Simple Every Day was released in July 2017.
In addition to being a much-requested personality on the speaking circuit Justine indulges her travel bug whenever possible. She shares these experiences and the recipes she picks up along the way on her blog and Facebook page. Intelligent and sassy, Justine brings a youthful energy and touch of French flair to everything she does.