Where it all began:  Masterchef Series 2 (2010)   'Masterchef has completely changed my life. Without it, I wouldn't be  where I am today & doing what I love.'    

Where it all began: Masterchef Series 2 (2010)

'Masterchef has completely changed my life. Without it, I wouldn't be where I am today & doing what I love.'

 

 Masterchef: Class of 2010  There I am, 4th from the left at the back- all wide eyed & eager to begin my new adventure!

Masterchef: Class of 2010

There I am, 4th from the left at the back- all wide eyed & eager to begin my new adventure!

 Masterchef: The final 10   This was just after cooking for 100 representatives from the CWA- we had to cook an array of cakes on an open field using a gas cooker. I'm not sure the CWA ladies were overly impressed with our efforts!

Masterchef: The final 10 

This was just after cooking for 100 representatives from the CWA- we had to cook an array of cakes on an open field using a gas cooker. I'm not sure the CWA ladies were overly impressed with our efforts!

 The Masterchef Kitchen: Getting my stress on in Adriano Zumbo's eight layer vanilla cake challenge!

The Masterchef Kitchen: Getting my stress on in Adriano Zumbo's eight layer vanilla cake challenge!

 Masterchef Army Challenge:  Do I look tough?

Masterchef Army Challenge:

Do I look tough?

 'The Circle'   My first time on a television set other than Masterchef- at least none of us cried! 

'The Circle' 

My first time on a television set other than Masterchef- at least none of us cried! 

 With Adam Liaw & Callum Hann. This picture was taken on finale night- nice to see both boys still smiling .

With Adam Liaw & Callum Hann. This picture was taken on finale night- nice to see both boys still smiling .

 Pictured with Masterchef Judge, Matt Preston. 'Matt's a  gentle giant, he was always very kind to me both during & after the show.'

Pictured with Masterchef Judge, Matt Preston. 'Matt's a  gentle giant, he was always very kind to me both during & after the show.'

 Foraging at the Eveleigh markets. Farmer's markets can be great for sourcing different varieties of produce that you can't always find in a supermarket.

Foraging at the Eveleigh markets. Farmer's markets can be great for sourcing different varieties of produce that you can't always find in a supermarket.

 Chef Roulston: Just the beginning of my dream...

Chef Roulston: Just the beginning of my dream...

 Where the bloody hell are we?    Attending a charity dinner with Lara Bingle for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Where the bloody hell are we?  

Attending a charity dinner with Lara Bingle for Bowel Cancer Australia.

 Inside 'The Biggest Loser' Kitchen, designing the menus for Shannon Ponton's weight loss Challenges... I've written over 150 recipes for him!

Inside 'The Biggest Loser' Kitchen, designing the menus for Shannon Ponton's weight loss Challenges... I've written over 150 recipes for him!

 Shannon & I in the kitchen. The amazing people I met & got to work with didn't stop after Masterchef. 

Shannon & I in the kitchen. The amazing people I met & got to work with didn't stop after Masterchef. 

 With series 1 Masterchef winner, Julie Goodwin. 

With series 1 Masterchef winner, Julie Goodwin. 

 With Series 1 Masterchef contestant, Justine Schofield

With Series 1 Masterchef contestant, Justine Schofield

 Pictured with Marion & Claire from my series of Masterchef:    A photoshoot for 'WHO' Magazine. 'People were used to seeing us tired, stressed & sweating it out in the kitchen so it was nice to get glammed up for the cameras for once!' 

Pictured with Marion & Claire from my series of Masterchef:  

A photoshoot for 'WHO' Magazine. 'People were used to seeing us tired, stressed & sweating it out in the kitchen so it was nice to get glammed up for the cameras for once!' 

 Another glitzy photograph from 'WHO' Magazine. 

Another glitzy photograph from 'WHO' Magazine. 

 With dessert extraordinaire,  Adriano Zumbo  

With dessert extraordinaire, Adriano Zumbo  

 One of my favourite ways to relax- fishing!!

One of my favourite ways to relax- fishing!!

 'It's on' festival with Alvin Quah & Kristina Keneally. 

'It's on' festival with Alvin Quah & Kristina Keneally. 

 Courtney on her cooking demos:   'I never in a million years thought I'd be able to say, this is my job, this is what I do for a living... Getting up on stage, cooking my dishes & educating people about food- I feel very privileged indeed.' 

Courtney on her cooking demos:

'I never in a million years thought I'd be able to say, this is my job, this is what I do for a living... Getting up on stage, cooking my dishes & educating people about food- I feel very privileged indeed.' 

 One of my cooking demostrations: 'I like the fact that people of all ages & all walks of life can enjoy my cooking.'

One of my cooking demostrations: 'I like the fact that people of all ages & all walks of life can enjoy my cooking.'

 Cooking at Masterchef live. I love chatting & getting to meet all the fans at these events- makes my job worthwhile! 

Cooking at Masterchef live. I love chatting & getting to meet all the fans at these events- makes my job worthwhile! 

 Pictured here with Asher Keddie at a healthy lifestyle promotion for Blackmoores. Another great media personality I have been lucky enough to meet. 

Pictured here with Asher Keddie at a healthy lifestyle promotion for Blackmoores. Another great media personality I have been lucky enough to meet. 

 I've done numerous jobs for Coles over the years & they've always been very supportive of my career. Needless to say, I'm looking for ward to participating in several more jobs with them throughout the year. 

I've done numerous jobs for Coles over the years & they've always been very supportive of my career. Needless to say, I'm looking for ward to participating in several more jobs with them throughout the year. 

 Pictured here with Sonia Kruger & David Campbell from Channel 9's Mornings. This was my very first time presenting a segment on live television... I was very nervous to say the least!

Pictured here with Sonia Kruger & David Campbell from Channel 9's Mornings. This was my very first time presenting a segment on live television... I was very nervous to say the least!

 Another of my many cooking demonstrations for Coles with fellow Masterchef contestant & friend, Jimmy Seervai

Another of my many cooking demonstrations for Coles with fellow Masterchef contestant & friend, Jimmy Seervai

 On filming the Harvey Norman TV Ads: I was absolutely thrilled to have been given this opportunity & thoroughly enjoyed filming with all the crew.

On filming the Harvey Norman TV Ads: I was absolutely thrilled to have been given this opportunity & thoroughly enjoyed filming with all the crew.

 Harvey Norman's, 'Cooking in style' ads.

Harvey Norman's, 'Cooking in style' ads.

 On being asked to cook for former Prime Minister: 'I was a mixture of emotions... Extremely nervous, overwhelmed but very honored! I found Julia Gillard very down-to-earth & with a great sense of humor. It was nice to share a few jokes with her!'

On being asked to cook for former Prime Minister: 'I was a mixture of emotions... Extremely nervous, overwhelmed but very honored! I found Julia Gillard very down-to-earth & with a great sense of humor. It was nice to share a few jokes with her!'

 Cooking for Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard in conjunction with Coles.

Cooking for Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard in conjunction with Coles.

 With Channel 9's Sonia Kruger & David Campbell for another cooking segment- we always have great fun on set!

With Channel 9's Sonia Kruger & David Campbell for another cooking segment- we always have great fun on set!

 On signing her first autograph: 'I found it such a strange experience. Flattered was a complete understatement.'

On signing her first autograph: 'I found it such a strange experience. Flattered was a complete understatement.'

 This photograph was taken in Nganmarriyanga, Northern Territory . It was another job I did through Coles, helping to feed over 200 people from the Indiginous community! 

This photograph was taken in Nganmarriyanga, Northern Territory . It was another job I did through Coles, helping to feed over 200 people from the Indiginous community! 

 Pictured during a radio interview with the principle of the Indigenous school I cooked in.

Pictured during a radio interview with the principle of the Indigenous school I cooked in.

 Another shot from inside the kitchen in Nganmarriyanga. It was such a great experience cooking with these women- some were truly inspirational & all were so thrilled somebody had come over especially to cook with them. 

Another shot from inside the kitchen in Nganmarriyanga. It was such a great experience cooking with these women- some were truly inspirational & all were so thrilled somebody had come over especially to cook with them. 

 This photograph was taken in Melbourne- somebody had won a competition for me to come & cook in their home... My job can be so random sometimes- one of the reasons I love it so much!

This photograph was taken in Melbourne- somebody had won a competition for me to come & cook in their home... My job can be so random sometimes- one of the reasons I love it so much!

 Pictured with Pete Evans, Dani Venn, Michael Weldon & Peter Vickery- This was for a Coles team building event in Melbourne.

Pictured with Pete Evans, Dani Venn, Michael Weldon & Peter Vickery- This was for a Coles team building event in Melbourne.

 Pictured with British Chef & TV Personality, Ainsley Harriot in England... Yes, his smile really is as wide as it looks! 

Pictured with British Chef & TV Personality, Ainsley Harriot in England... Yes, his smile really is as wide as it looks! 

 Sharing a glass of champage with my Mum in Paris!

Sharing a glass of champage with my Mum in Paris!

 Another shot with Sonia Kruger from Channel 9's Mornings. Sonia's extremely down-to-earth & always makes me feel welcome in the studio!

Another shot with Sonia Kruger from Channel 9's Mornings. Sonia's extremely down-to-earth & always makes me feel welcome in the studio!

 Pictured with Series 3 Masterchef runner-up, Michael Weldon- we were cooking a VIP Dinner in Melbourne.

Pictured with Series 3 Masterchef runner-up, Michael Weldon- we were cooking a VIP Dinner in Melbourne.

 Striking a pose with former Masterchef Series 4 contestant, Mindy Woods at 'Taste Of Coogee' Festival.

Striking a pose with former Masterchef Series 4 contestant, Mindy Woods at 'Taste Of Coogee' Festival.

 With the MKR Boys, Luke & Scott

With the MKR Boys, Luke & Scott

 I felt like cooking breakfast outside on this particular day... So I did: Cooking beside the beach with my portable stove top & flat cap! 

I felt like cooking breakfast outside on this particular day... So I did: Cooking beside the beach with my portable stove top & flat cap! 

 Pictured in the midst of the English countryside, July 2013

Pictured in the midst of the English countryside, July 2013

 What an inspiration this man is! Pictured with Heston Blumenthal at the MCA, Sydney

What an inspiration this man is! Pictured with Heston Blumenthal at the MCA, Sydney

 Another shot from my cooking segment on Channel 9's Mornings.

Another shot from my cooking segment on Channel 9's Mornings.

 Getting into the spirit at a specialist beach-themed day on Channel 9's Mornings! 

Getting into the spirit at a specialist beach-themed day on Channel 9's Mornings! 

 At Westpoint, Blacktown cooking-up a storm during my monthly cooking demos

At Westpoint, Blacktown cooking-up a storm during my monthly cooking demos

 My parents have a holiday house down the coast- sometimes I have a fish there... Here I am attempting to catch some dinner!

My parents have a holiday house down the coast- sometimes I have a fish there... Here I am attempting to catch some dinner!

 In the kitchen during a cooking lesson with a handful of The Sydney Swans AFL Boys.

In the kitchen during a cooking lesson with a handful of The Sydney Swans AFL Boys.

 In the past, I have also done some great work with Bunnings. Here I am promoting the 'Matador BBQs' pictured with fellow chefs, Bart & Darren Simpson.

In the past, I have also done some great work with Bunnings. Here I am promoting the 'Matador BBQs' pictured with fellow chefs, Bart & Darren Simpson.

 Pictured with Sonia & David on Channel 9's Mornings Christmas Special 2013

Pictured with Sonia & David on Channel 9's Mornings Christmas Special 2013

 Pictured with Masterchef's most recent winner, Emma Dean

Pictured with Masterchef's most recent winner, Emma Dean

 My job twice a week: Catering for The Sydney Swans... Those boys love their food! 

My job twice a week: Catering for The Sydney Swans... Those boys love their food! 

 Central Park, New York: Believe it or not, just before this shot was taken, I'd devoured a Ruben Sandwich from 'Katz's Deli'. Mmmmm... 

Central Park, New York: Believe it or not, just before this shot was taken, I'd devoured a Ruben Sandwich from 'Katz's Deli'. Mmmmm... 

 More Christmas festivities on Channel 9's Mornings!

More Christmas festivities on Channel 9's Mornings!

 Pictured during an in-Store cooking demonstration for Harvey Norman at Moore Park

Pictured during an in-Store cooking demonstration for Harvey Norman at Moore Park

 Another cooking demonstration for Coles in Perth. I think it's great that I get to travel interstate with my job- it gives me the opportunity to meet so many new & interesting people. 

Another cooking demonstration for Coles in Perth. I think it's great that I get to travel interstate with my job- it gives me the opportunity to meet so many new & interesting people. 

 A shot from one of my private catering jobs

A shot from one of my private catering jobs

 Pictured at The Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Pictured at The Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

 This was another Bunnings job where I cooked all around Australia promoting 'Matador BBQs'. It was great fun!! Never have I cooked so many chooks in my life!!

This was another Bunnings job where I cooked all around Australia promoting 'Matador BBQs'. It was great fun!! Never have I cooked so many chooks in my life!!

 This photograph was taken in January 2013 at the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo... I was just about to go on stage to do one of my cooking demos.

This photograph was taken in January 2013 at the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo... I was just about to go on stage to do one of my cooking demos.

 Doing what I love the most: Spontaneous cooking by the sea

Doing what I love the most: Spontaneous cooking by the sea

 Cooking at Canberra Food & Wine show 2015

Cooking at Canberra Food & Wine show 2015