TOPICS: MC, SPEAKER, CELEBRITY, CHEF, COOKING.
Chef, restaurateur, writer and now TV presenter, Karen Martini has only ever wanted to cook and she has been doing so for as long as she can remember.
Karens food is unmistakably that of the Mediterranean, but is also undeniably individual. She is firmly produce driven and has a passion for fresh herbs, heirloom tomatoes, fennel, garlic, virgin olive oil, sheep and goats milk curds and cheeses, olives, anchovies, coriander seeds, cumin, the freshest seafood and properly aged organic meat.
Over the years, Karen has cooked for many charity functions including; Chefs Unite Feed for Seed, a fundraising dinner where total proceeds of the event went to a tsunami rebuilding project in Sri Lanka; The Mission Dinner for the Homeless; The Breast Cancer Foundation; and The Starlight Foundation Four Chefs Dinners. She was a featured chef, alongside Stephanie Alexander; at a major Slow Food Dinner in Turin, Italy in 1998, and has been a key presenter at The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Karen has also contributed several articles to The Weekend Australian.
Always up for a new challenge, in August 2004, Karen Martini became the food editor of Sunday Life, the Sun Herald and Sunday Ages weekly magazine, published in both Sydney and Melbourne. In 2005 Karen was the resident chef on LifeStyle Cafe, a 13-part series on the LifeStyle Channel and she is currently in her fourth year presenting recipes to over 1 million viewers a week on Australia’s Longest running LifeStyle Show, Channel 7s Better Homes & Gardens.
BASED: MELBOURNE, BUT TRAVELS EVERYWHERE.