Savvy Saveur  

 ...In the Kitchen and Home with Sofia 

My Story:

A little (well a lot) about me:

I am a lucky Mum to 2 beautiful children under 9 and share a passion for cooking, creating and inspiring and motivating others to be the best they can be in their lives.

I have entered many food and recipe creating competitions and to my surprise have exceeded my dreams. I have met famous chefs and have had the privilege of being mentored for a day by George Calombaris as a Top 6 Finalist in all of Australia as part of the Bulla Dream Team and even had a segment on Masterchef Winner Adam Law's SBS Food Show Australia Down Under in September 2014.
I got to spend the whole day with him recreating one on my Mum's dishes that won me that experience.


More about me:

How did I start to take cooking seriously? Interesting story, but here is a glimpse:

In June 2011, I picked up a magazine that had a cooking competition. This magazine Woolworths Australian Good Taste changed my life. I entered the competition, with my main aim to extend my knowledge base of various cooking techniques. Before this I never cooked from a recipe everything was inspired by food that I had seen on TV or in magazines.

I like to experiment with my favourite flavours to create different versions of dishes that I love.
Now I no longer stick to my the same over and over again. I still continue learn as much as possible.

I know that my passion has always been with food and being creative and I know that one day I want to get in the food industry be it creating recipes or cookbook/s , design or simply being inspiration to many.

I haven't stopped cooking since that competition in July 2011. I love the challenge of learning and doing something new.    

My major accomplishments include:
1st Prize - Kellogs Fibre Toppers Recipe Search January 2012 ( I won a monetary value PLUS my recipe featured (full page) in 4 Leading Australian Food Magazines

Runner Up Prize: Heinz recipe Search August 2012 (I received a monetary prize PLUS had my recipe published in the Super Food Ideas Magazine)

December 2012 Top 6 in all of Australia - Bulla Cream Team Search (3 days with George Calombaris and a 1 day Masterclass with him and the Bulla team)

1st place to represent Victoria in the Noosa International Food & Wine festival 2013

Top 3 To represent Victoria in the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival 2014

August 2014 - Winner of the Is Your Dinner a Winner Competition with Masterchef Australia winner Adam Liaw run by SBS food. I got the chance to spend the day with him and cook my favourite Greek dish Beef Stifado. Our segment was aired on SBS Food on his show Destination Down Under in September 2014

I want to share, inspire and learn, and this is my way of sharing my experiences with fellow food lovers.

I'm just a mum cooking frantically whilst juggling a hundred things at once. Sounds like someone you know? of course it does.   

Welcome to my world... I look forward to sharing my Frantic life in the kitchen with you!

- Sofia