SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. We do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food, building community capacity in food skills and nutrition and advocating for an end to food insecurity.



  • SecondBite Patrons

    • The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria 

      Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria     

  • National Ambassadors
    • Curtis Stone

      Curtis Stone is an internationally known chef, TV host, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. His philosophy to cook as Mother Nature intended inspires Curtis to keep his recipes simple, using local, seasonal and organic ingredients and allowing the food to speak for itself. 

      Curtis is the host of Bravo’s popular culinary competition Top Chef Masters, which returns for a fifth season in July 2013. He is also a familiar face on dozens of shows including The Today Show, The Chew, Ellen, Conan, The Talk, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice.

      Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis’ passion for food was inspired as a boy by his grandmother’s famous fudge. After finishing culinary school, he took a job cooking at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne before heading to London, where he honed his skills under legendary three-star Michelin genius Marco Pierre White at Café Royal, Mirabelle and the highly revered Quo Vadis. 

      A regular headliner at global food shows, Curtis was the first chef to debut an eponymous product line at prestigious US retailer Williams-Sonoma. Curtis Stone’s Kitchen Solutions launched in March 2012 on HSN.

      Curtis published his fifth cookbook, What’s for Dinner?: Recipes for a Busy Life (Ballantine) in April 2013 which made the New York Times bestsellers. Whether you’re working late, having friends over for a bite or saving pennies for the weekend, the cookbook has scores of tips to make cooking fast, easy and fuss-free. With more than 130 mouthwatering recipes, it has quickly become the go-to guide for every night of the week. 

      Matt Preston

      Matt Preston is a food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. He writes a national column for the Taste Section for all News Ltd’s metro papers. Best known as a judge and co-host on MasterChef Australia, Matt currently writes for delicious and MasterChef magazines.

       In 2003, 2004 and 2006, Matt won Food Media Club of Australia awards for articles that appeared in the "Epicure" section of The Age, and in 2008 he won the title of “World’s Best Food Journalist” at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, for articles published in delicious and "Epicure".

       2010 saw Matt and MasterChef nominated for 3 Logies in the categories of; Most popular new male talent, Most popular reality TV program and The Graham Kennedy Award for most outstanding new talent.   Matt was awarded The Graham Kennedy Award and MasterChef won the Most Popular reality show category.

      Matt has now appeared in four series of the ratings success MasterChef Series as well as one series each of Celebrity MasterChef, Junior MasterChef and MasterChef Allstars, each watched by millions of people every week. 

  • Ambassadors - VICTORIA
    Cameron Ling A tremendous leader both on and off the field, Cameron Ling is synonymous with the Geelong Football Club. Displaying an ama
  • Ambassadors - TASMANIA
    Elaine ReevesNew Zealand born Elaine Reeves has worked on newspapers there and in London and Sydney before moving to Tasmania in 19
  • Ambassadors - NEW SOUTH WALES
    Geoffrey Wilson Based in Sydney, Geoff Wilson is one of Australia’s most respected and well-known investment fund managers. Geoffrey

    John Simpson - Ambassador Co-ordinator

    John has a particular interest in education. He serves on the Boards of the National Science & Technology Centre (Questacon) where he is Deputy Chairman, and of Scotch College where he has been a Director for 12 years. John is also a Trustee of the H V McKay Charitable Trust with a focus on support to rural and regional need and Director, ESS Super (Vic) and a member of the Global Foundation Advisory Board.  John coordinates the SecondBite Ambassador Program and sits on the SecondBite Communications and Marketing Committees and is a Trustee of the SB Future Fund.