2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

Speaker Profile

Elena Duggan

Straight To The Source

Elena Duggan was the 2016 winner of MasterChef Australia. Her skill in the kitchen and passion for sustainability, waste reduction, homegrown food, support for local producers, eating seasonally and mindfully makes her a fabulous fit for the Straight To The Source team.

Elena’s down-to-earth, kind and approachable nature, mixed with her culinary abilities have earned her thousands of followers and an esteemed reputation. A background in photography, visual arts, psychology and education contributes to Elena’s creative expression, making her uniquely positioned to be a leader for social change and work with our team to head up our social asset services.

She seeks to make positive relationships with food achievable and accessible for families everywhere. As a former teacher, she is also driven to use food as a vehicle for education and resilience in young people, as demonstrated by her involvement in several school programs.She is a proud champion of Indigenous Australian food and is a regular ambassador for organisations and brands that encompass her ethos.

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