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 cooking and travel series; Justine’s Flavours of Fiji, Outback Gourmet, New Caledonia and Macau, 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 grueling 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 in 2020 will broadcast a milestone 10th season. 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 - with a further book in 2021.