Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, best-selling cookbook author and the co-host and judge on one of the most-watched cooking shows in the world, MasterChef Australia. Matt writes a weekly column for Stellar Magazine, read by 4 million Australians every week. He is also a senior editor for delicious and taste magazines, and contributes to one of Australia’s best-read website, www.taste.com.au, which has a monthly reach of 2 million food lovers.
Best known as a judge and co-host on MasterChef Australia, Preston has appeared in 10 series of the ratings juggernaut. He has appeared in one series each of Celebrity MasterChef, Junior MasterChef and MasterChef Allstars, and guest starred in MasterChef Italia, MasterChef Holland, MasterChef Poland, MasterChef NZ and MasterChef India. In 2013 he hosted MasterChef: The Professionals with Marco Pierre White, which was named Australia’s Best Reality Show at the 2014 AACTA Awards.
MasterChef Australia and its variants are shown in over 150 countries around the world from Venezuela and the Philippines to the Sudan, the UK and Scandinavia. With a total worldwide audience of over 180 million, MasterChef Australia is the highest-rating English-speaking program in India with over 3 million viewers, making Matt a star on the sub-continent.
Matt has released six best-selling cookbooks, which have been published in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Portugal. International sales make up 20% of Matt’s total book sales.
Matt is a key social media influencer in Australia, with a combined international social media reach of over 750,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Matt is regularly rated as one of the top media personalities for social media engagement in Australia.