Christine Manfield is a talented educator, excellent communicator and passionate presenter. For over 15 years she has offered her professional skills as guest chef in residence, masterclass presenter and host of selected promotional events.
Over the past 25 years, Christine has travelled internationally, taking her unique ideas and skills to the world stage.
T2 Tea Christine partnered with T2 Tea for the 2015 Chai Winter Festival, adding to their range of T2 Chai blends and recipes and joining creative director Maryanne Shearer in judging the T2 Chai Championships in Melbourne.
As brand ambassador, Christine is collaborating with Byron Bay Cookie Company to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this iconic Australian brand.
In December 2015, her limited edition passionfruit and dark chocolate cookie was launched onto the Australian market.
To mark the ongoing collaboration, the Salted Caramel Popcorn Cookie, a fun and delicious new flavour that will capture everyone's tastebuds, is the second in Manfield's range, to be released in June 2016.
Given her love of sweet things, Christine is proud to be associated with a quintessential Australian brand recognised for using natural ingredients and decadent flavours.
Christine has appeared as a guest chef and judge on Junior MasterChef Australia series 1 (2010), MasterChef Australia Series 2 (2010), Series 3 (2011) and Series 4 (2012) where her Gaytime Goes Nuts dessert was the final challenge that determined the winner.
Click here to view a recipe Christine did for a masterclass episode in MasterChef Series 3, 2011 Satay spiced squid
Christine is a national judge and mentor for the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Restaurateur Awards
In 2013, Christine sat on the judging panel for the 2013 Eat Drink Design Awards – celebrating the designers behind Australasia’s best eating and drinking experiences. The annual Eat-Drink-Design Awards supports innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises of all scales and types, retail environments for the sale of food and beverages and visual identities for both. From high-end restaurants and bars to offbeat hole-in-the-wall cafes and pop-ups, the awards are a unique forum for architects, designers and their clients to present their best new projects. www.eat-drink-design.com
Christine has also been a mentor for the Tasting Success female chef mentoring program. Tasting Success is an innovative program which aims to encourage apprenticed and non apprenticed females training to be chefs from Sydney Institute Ultimo and Loftus campuses to complete their apprenticeships, remain in the hospitality industry and ultimately achieve senior positions in the leading kitchens of NSW and Australia. It gives our young women the confidence to reach for the stars!