Richard Cornish is an award winning writer whose love of the land lead him to explore the issues around food, where it comes from, how it gets to us and why it tastes so good.
Richard Cornish Food Writer and Presenter | MC, Speaker, Celebrity cook
Richard Cornish is a Melbourne based food writer, author and events host. He is well known in the food scene as an independent writer and commentator on food issues and an affable and humorous host and presenter.
Richard was the acclaimed commentator on the 7 Network series Iron Chef Australia and is a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Good Food section in which he writes the popular and humorous Brain Food column. He has written four cook books on Spanish cuisine with Spanish born chef Frank Camorra. He has written another cookbook on Spanish food and one on Mexican food for publisher Gourmet Pilgrim. He is a frequent contributor to Gourmet Traveller Magazine.
A former comedy writer and TV producer Richard has found his calling in writing about food, where it comes from, how it is grown and how it enjoyed. He is has been employed by top tour company APT to host Captain’s Choice Tours in Europe, is the author of My Year Without Meat and co hosts the comedic food and wine podcast The Hungry Gentlemen.
As an MC and Host Richard provides entertaining, informative and interactive presentations on topics related to food & wine, hospitality, trends, farming and food growing. He makes a good facilitator for panel Q&A’s with industry players and has access many high profile chef and winemakers and critics that he can double up with for corporate events and experiences.
With his charm, engaging personality and unparalleled knowledge of Victoria’s food landscape, Richard Cornish has masterfully played the role of host over many years for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s ever-popular signature event, Crawl ‘n’ Bite. Richard has also hosted several other progressive crawls year-round on behalf of local and international tourism bodies and business development organisations.
Richard’s passion for the local land and imparting of knowledge on guests has also seen him regularly host (due to popular demand) the annual bespoke crawl for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s Presenting Partner Bank of Melbourne, with positive feedback outlined below.
“Richard is an incredible host whose perfect mix of casual storytelling and professionalism always hits the nail on the head. He brings life into the restaurants and dishes he talks about and is never short of a funny story about the past lives of Melbourne’s laneways and streets. A gregarious host who you just want to invite to dinner at your house after your event!”
Laura Burnham, Group Accounts Director – Events – Willett Marketing
BASED: MELBOURNE, BUT TRAVELS EVERYWHERE.
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