Matt WilkinsonMelbourne, Australia
Matt Wilkinson is chef and owner of Melbourne eatery Pope Joan, much-loved for its homely dishes – led by locally grown, seasonal produce – with a distinctly British twist.
Pope Joan opened its doors in 2010 and, since that time, it has evolved from a daytime café to a bustling space with a bar and dining room for weddings and private functions. It is a firm neighbourhood favourite.
Matt is the author of two best-selling cookbooks: Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables (Murdoch, 2012) and Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads (Hardie Grant, 2015) and he is a regular contributor to delicious. magazine.
Matt lives in Northcote with his wife Sharlee and their two hooligans Finn and Jay.
See Matt on on stage at the Good Food Theatre, presented by ILVE at the Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne.