Matt Preston Biography

Published On Nov 13, 2017
Facts of Matt Preston
Date of Birth: 1963 , November-2
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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He Started his career as a writer at City Limits and IPC magazines. Later, Matt became the Australian TV correspondent for IPC and wrote articles for TV Times. He also worked for Melbourne Magazines as a writer. After several years of hard work, he started working as a full-time food correspondent for The Counter Mail, The Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun

Besides, Preston also wrote for Master Chef Magazines, Australian Good Taste as Beverages and Drink Reviewer and later became the judge in 10th Series of Australian Master Chef. Further, he has also worked as a journalist for popular magazines and newspapers like The Guardian Newspaper, Time Out (London), Adelaide Advertiser and as a columnist and senior editor at magazine and Delicious magazine.    

Moving towards his personal life, Australian chef, Matt Preston married his long-term girlfriend, Emma Preston in 1999. The couple is blessed with three children namely Jonathan, William, and Sadie. Matt and Emma are living together happily and there is no any sign and rumors of their divorce or extra-marital affairs. Besides, there were also rumors that Matt is a gay, but the rumors were never confirmed.   

As a renowned chef, Preston has won several awards that include Grand Marnier Award for Best New Writer, Australian Mushroom Growers’ Award for Best Food Article Winner. 

Additionally, he is also awarded Calypso Mango Award for Best Recipe Feature in a Newspaper Magazine, Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, Food Journalist of the Year for articles in Delicious Magazine and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Matt has earned wide recognition as well as a decent amount of wealth from his professional career. He has hosted several cooking shows, Judged Master Chef Australia and published several books through which he has amassed a tremendous wealth. His Net worth as in 2017 is around $5 million.


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Born in London.

November 2 , 1963

Matt Preston was born on 2nd November 1963 in United Kingdom, London. He was born to father, Antony Preston, a British Naval Journalist and grew up along with his siblings. He holds British Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Graduate from University of Kent.


Matt Preston attended the Worth School in Sussex where he finished his high school and completed his bachelor's degree from the University of Kent with BA Hons in Politics and Government.  

Started his Career.


After completing graduation, Matt Preston started his career as a writer for City Limits and IPC magazines. Later he worked as the food correspondent for The Counter Mail, & The Daily Telegraph

Married to Emma Preston.


Australian chef, Matt Preston married his long-term girlfriend, Emma Preston after dating for several months in 1999. The couple gave birth to three children namely Jonathan, William, and Sadie.

Become Judge of Master Chef Australia.


In the year 2009, Matt Preston became the judge of the first season of MasterChef Australia along with Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris which aired on Network 10. 

Current Networth


Australian Chef, Matt Preston earns the good sum of money from his professional career. He has written several books and is a popular Television Personality through which he earns the big chunk money. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $5 Million.