‘Food, fame and failure’: MasterChef winner’s inspiring journey

Julie Goodwin. Image by Elizabeth Allnutt

Many cheered when she launched to fame as Australia’s first MasterChef, but few know of the hidden battles Julie Goodwin has fought and won.

Sunshine Coast food lovers will have a rare opportunity to hear from – and be inspired by – this amazing Australian who carries a strong message of hope for all of us.

The beloved Australian Masterchef and author Julie Goodwin will be speaking at the Events Centre in Caloundra on Tuesday, April 30.

In this exclusive event presented by Sunshine Coast Libraries, Julie will talk about her new autobiography Your Time Starts Now with popular radio presenters Sami Muirhead and Todd Widdicombe.

In this candid, deeply moving memoir, filled with beautiful food, astonishing people, humour and heart, Julie writes about food, fame, failure and freedom.

Struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction, with bushfires blazing and lockdowns looming, Julie found herself hospitalised in a mental health unit.

This story brings you deep inside her unravelling and quest for healing as she seeks to resume a richly lived life.

Julie’s first cookbook, Our Family Table, is one of the highest selling cookbooks in Australian history.

She has been a columnist for Australian Women’s Weekly, a presenter on the Today Show and published numerous bestselling cookbooks. For years Julie co-hosted an award-winning breakfast radio show and she opened a thriving cooking school.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: Doors open from 6pm. Enjoy live music from popular local artist Shannon Sol Carroll. Event starts at 7pm.
Venue: The Events Centre, Caloundra
Tickets: $25 per person. For ages 16 and over.

The Events Centre Caloundra cafe and bar will be available to purchase light refreshments and beverages.

Julie’s book will be available for purchase at the venue with a special book signing session.



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