Nerida is the unique combination of Australian businesswoman, food media personality, journalist, cook, podcast producer/ presenter and mother of 3 teens.
A qualified Journalist, her career path led from a role on ‘Neighbours’ many moons ago, to hosting various food-related programmes on TV and radio, including programmes on 3AW and 2UE.
Nerida is currently the producer and host of popular national lifestyle podcast ‘That Food & Wine Show’ which features on Virgin and Jetstar Australia’s inflight entertainment, Spotify and other podcast platforms. Brand funded, Nerida is well-versed in generating sales, leads and forming long lasting ‘win/win’ partnerships with brands across all sectors.
In addition, during the first Covid lockdown when her media work came to a temporary halt, Nerida ‘accidentally’ started a little pavlova business and 2 years ago, opened ‘Pav Queen’ in Alphington.
“It’s been fascinating for me, coming from a food media background, to be working in the trenches of hospitality also. It’s great to have both perspectives”!
Her unique skills include TV presenting, live and televised cooking demonstrations, MC’ing various events, shows & gala dinners (including ‘Proud to Be a Chef’, FSA gala dinner & Bocuse D’Or), hosting events and moderating discussion panels for Taste Port Douglas Festival, Melb Food and Wine Festival and Noosa Food and Wine Festival, and facilitating discussions with key stakeholders/ chefs/ restaurateurs at events like ‘Food Service Australia’.
Nerida also regularly conducts interviews with visiting celebrities or featured personalities at ticketed events such as ‘The Good food and Wine Show’.
Nerida has extensive presentation and communication expertise across multi-media channels – which puts the lie to most school reports which said she’d never be able to make a living talking so should learn to button her lip!
Her MC-ing and media training skills are frequently sought out by various organisations. Please contact Nerida for further information or to discuss possible ambassador/ brand partnerships or consultancy:
Partnership / Sales/ Media Specialist