Central Coast, New South Wales
In 2009, a record-breaking 4 million Australians tuned in to watch Julie Goodwin become the first ever winner of ‘MasterChef’. Viewers loved her honesty, sense of humour and humble cooking style. Her family-focused style of cooking and ‘mum next door’ persona has turned her passion into a hugely successful career, with six successful books, TV appearances, Australian Women’s Weekly column for over 8 years and many successful partnerships and appearances throughout the nation. In 2014 Julie opened her cooking school ‘Julie’s Place’ on the Central Coast in NSW.