An Evening with Matt Preston - Fane Australia
The legendary food critic and former MasterChef judge opens up in this tell all evening of conversation.

Join one of our most celebrated raconteurs, Matt Preston, as he turns his gaze inwards and spins his own tale in this exclusive launch event in celebration of Big Mouth, a rock’n’roll memoir of life, death and growing up with the occasional scandal.

For a man who has been firmly in the public eye for a decade or more, he has been very, very quiet about his past and private life. There are reasons for this.

Now, in Big Mouth, Matt opens up for the first time about the good and the bad, the tragic and the ecstatic. Like the man himself, it’s a story that’s joyous, funny and larger than life.

Joined on stage by ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parson, Matt will be delving into his journey with signature wit and charm.

From his adoption, fractured childhood and shocking family tragedies, to his disastrous spell in the British Army, to a misspent youth and burgeoning journalistic career in 1980s London, to relocating to the other side of the world and finding love, to reliving the unexpected twists of fate that saw him become a household name on one of the most successful Australian TV shows of all time, MasterChef Australia – Matt speaks frankly about it all.

Naturally, food weaves its way through his story at every turn. His most memorable food experiences, from the exquisite and the excellent to the dreary and the dreadful, form the backdrop to this fresh, exciting, gloriously eccentric memoir from one of the food world’s most beloved bons vivants.

Plus, put your own burning questions centre stage during the live Q&A, and take your chance to meet Matt as he signs copies of his book after the show.



Brunswick Ballroom
8 Nov 2023
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