Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. He writes a national column for the Taste Section for all NewsCorp’s metro newspapers read by 4 million Australians every week. Best known for his role as judge and co-host on MasterChef Australia from the show’s inception until 2019, Preston is also a senior editor for delicious.
Preston has now appeared in eleven series of the ratings juggernaut MasterChef Australia as well as one series each of Celebrity MasterChef, Junior MasterChef, MasterChef Allstars. In 2013 he hosted MasterChef: The Professionals with Marco Pierre White, which was named Australia’s Best Reality Show at the 2014 AACTA Awards. Matt has also been a guest judge on MasterChef Italia and MasterChef NZ.
Preston has released several best-selling cookbooks which have been published in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Matt 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.