Olivia Riordan will travel almost anywhere in the world on the rumour of good food: she has the passport to prove it. Her journey into the slippery, crunchy and sometimes tough world of food began at the Sydney Seafood School, where she worked with some of Australia’s best chefs, including Tetsuya Wakuda, Mark Best and Christine Manfield. Quickly discovering a knack for communicating what goes on behind the scenes, she found herself as a freelance food writer at the rather impressionable age of 21.
Olivia has since traveled the globe, interviewing, eating and writing about the good, the bad and the sometimes strange world of food. Counting epicurean legends such as Anthony Bordain, Gabrielle Hamilton and Ferran Adrià as past interview prey, she’s been known go get up at 4am to get the scoop. Olivia will eat anywhere, with anyone and shares her finds with the online world in tweets, ‘grams and blasts.
Her words can be read in publications such as Fairfax Media’s Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Fine Dining Lovers and more.