A passionate food writer with extensive presenting experience and an industry-changing new product.
Magdalena Roze is an award-winning journalist, food writer, cookbook author and meteorologist. She is also the co-creator of the cult-favourite mite spread, “Oomite”.
After completing her BA in Media and Communications, she first started working as a researcher and then producer for a number of television programs on Nine Network and BBC. Eventually, Magdalena took her talents on-screen as a Television Presenter and Meteorologist. Over ten years, her career saw her co-hosting on Network Ten’s The Project, covering two Olympic Games, as well as reading news and weather reports on both breakfast and prime-time bulletins. She has also reported nationwide on some of the biggest natural disasters in Australian history.
Outside of her presenting work, Magdalena’s passion for food and cooking shines through her popular food and lifestyle website where she shares wholesome recipes to her large following. In 2017, she went on to release her cookbook Happy and Whole, based on her popular online work.
She has been a food reviewer for guides like Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide and Delicious Magazine, and is the go-to MC for food events. Some of her career highlights have included interviewing some of the biggest names in the culinary world such as Nigella Lawson, Marco Pierre White and Heston Blumenthal.
Her food podcast, The Pass, interviews some of Australia’s top and up-and- coming chefs, making its way to Number 1 on the Australian iTunes Charts for food-related podcasts, outranking Jamie Oliver and BBC Food.
She also regularly performs her own cooking demonstrations at events including Regional Flavours and the Good Food Show.
In 2020, Magdalena drew the attention of Australia’s culinary experts when she introduced “Oomite” to the world. Having been in development for two years, Magdalena and her business partner Katie Graham perfected the tasty mite spread by testing it on chefs before launching the product. A revolutionary must-have ingredient, Oomite now supplies to some of the nation’s best restaurants, cafes and bakeries including Bills, Beatrix Bakes, Bread Social and Hector’s Deli.
More recently, they collaborated with Australia’s favourite artisan butter marker Pepe Saya, to create their first retail product, a limited edition “Oomite Butter” that New York Times Australia T Magazine considers “devastatingly delicious..
In her spare time, Magdalena is an ambassador for Planet Ark and the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. She lives in Byron Bay with her chef partner Darren Robertson and their two boys.