Julie Goodwin

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Julie Goodwin
Julie Goodwin attends the 2011 Logie Awards.
Born (1970-10-31) 31 October 1970 (age 49)
ResidenceCentral Coast, New South Wales
OccupationCook, author, radio and television presenter
EmployerLoyal IT Solutions (family business)
SuccessorAdam Liaw
Spouse(s)Michael Goodwin
AwardsWinner, MasterChef Australia
WebsiteOfficial Website
Management company profile

Julie Goodwin (born 31 October 1970) is an Australian chef, author, radio and television presenter who came to public attention when she won the inaugural season of MasterChef Australia in 2009, defeating artist Poh Ling Yeow in the final.[1] Goodwin hosts the breakfast show on Star 104.5 on the Central Coast (New South Wales).


Goodwin was the winner of the first series of Masterchef Australia. She was selected from over 7,000 applicants.[2]

Goodwin appeared in a weekly cooking segment on the Today program in 2010.[3] She was also involved in a segment on The 7pm Project where families were able to enter a contest to have Goodwin cook at their house live on television.[4]

Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin was an afternoon cooking series on the Nine Network which screened in 2010. It featured tips and tricks for creating meals at home.[5] It featured celebrity guests such as actor Gyton Grantley, cricketer Steve Waugh, radio and television host Amanda Keller and singer Ricki-Lee Coulter.

Goodwin also appeared in the first season of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! in 2015.


As the winner of MasterChef, Goodwin was given the opportunity to write her own cookbook. The book is called Our Family Table (ISBN 9781741669688), published in April 2010. Some recipes were passed down through Goodwin’s family, others were given by friends. Goodwin also included recipes she created on MasterChef, such as lemon diva cupcakes and passionfruit ‘puddle pie'. The final section of the book is a 'blank' chapter with pages for the reader’s photos, clippings and recipes from family and friends.[6]

Goodwin has since released further cookbooks Heart of the Home (ISBN 1742750095) in 2012 and Gather (ISBN 1742750109) in 2013.


In 2010 Goodwin released a CD of Christmas songs and recipes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin lives with her husband Michael and their three children on the Central Coast of New South Wales.[8]


  1. ^ All MasterChef contestants likely to benefit from show Archived 27 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine - The Australian, 21 July 2009
  2. ^ Knox, David (11 January 2009). "7000 apply to become MasterChef". tv.com. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
  3. ^ Knox, David (15 February 2010). "Julie Goodwin joins Today". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  4. ^ "7PM Project / MasterChef Cook In Your Kitchen". 7pmproject.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Airdate: Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin". tvtonight.com.au. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Our Family Table". randomhouse.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Julie Goodwin - Christmas With Julie Goodwin". Discogs. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Julie Goodwin Australia's first masterchef". The Age. Melbourne. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009.

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Preceded by
MasterChef Australia

Succeeded by
Adam Liaw