Portrait of Matt Preston

Matt Preston

Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. Best known as a judge and co-host of MasterChef Australia, Preston is also a senior editor for delicious and taste magazine.

Preston has now appeared in six series of the ratings success MasterChef series, as well as one series each of Celebrity MasterChef, Junior MasterChef and MasterChef Allstars. In 2013, he hosted the newest series in the franchise, MasterChef: The Professionals with Marco Pierre White, which was named Australia’s Best Reality Show in this year’s AACTA Awards.

MasterChef Australia and its Australian variants are shown in over 170 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 viewers, MasterChef Australia is also the highest rating English speaking program in India – with over 3 million viewers making Matt, George and Gary stars on the sub-continent.

Matt writes a national column for the Taste section of all News Ltd metropolitan papers. He is active on social media, and has a highly involved following of 170,000 fans on both Facebook and Twitter. He is also a keen tennis player … but due to an extreme lack of talent, he is extremely unlikely to ever win a wild card slot for the Australian Open.