Australia’s first Master Chef winner Julie Goodwin has opened her own cooking school Julie’s Place for cooking classes, special events and functions.
Julie’s Place was launched on Thursday, June 12, with the who’s who of cooking royalty joining Julie at a celebration for this firstof-its-kind cooking school. VIP guests were treated to live cooking demonstrations, a fresh oyster shucking and sweet treats from the dessert bar.
Guests, including Sydney socialite Mitch Thomas, Wests Tigers Delouise Hoeter, Master chef contestant Kumar Pereira and food blogger Billie Law, were all among the first to enjoy Julie’s Place. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Senator for NSW Deborah O’Neill, Gosford City councillors Craig Doyle, Vicky Scott, Gabby Bowls and Deanna Bocking, Wyong Council mayor Doug Eaton, Star 104.5 FM Breakfast DJ, Mandy Coolen were also among those showing their support. “Opening Julie’s Place on the Central Coast is a dream come true,” said Julie Goodwin.
“I love to share great food and now I have created a place where people can gather, cook together, learn something, and then enjoy the food we have made.” Julie and her team have worked tirelessly transforming an older building in down town Gosford, into a state-of-theart food haven. Julie’s Place will provide a tourism boost to the Central Coast region, and offer new opportunities for both locals and businesses alike. Julie’s place has a stone master bench and six mobile stainless steel benches for students to cook along.
Furnished with top quality cookware and utensils, it has everything needed for a premium cooking and learning experience. There is a large family-style dining table encouraging participants to share the fruits of their labour at the conclusion of each class. Julie’s Place will offer demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes, featuring guest chefs as well as Julie herself. Classes will vary widely, from bread-making to pastry, family meals to cake decorating, for beginners through to advanced.
Media release, 14 Jun 2014
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