Matt Sinclair burst onto our screens in Masterchef Australia’s 8th series, and became a firm favourite from the outset. With his easy-going style, sense of humour and charm, he has made himself a household name.
Matt grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, and as he puts it, has ‘great memories of family life there’. His passion for food began at an early age in the kitchen, surrounded by a long line of avid home cooks. Matt credits his great grandmother Elsi, and his grandmother Elva, for sparking the pursuit of a culinary career.
After a decade of working in the hospitality industry, Matt’s passion and curiosity for what was going on behind the scenes in the kitchen, saw him change his career course, taking the plunge to audition for Masterchef Australia, Season 8.
One of Matt’s fondest memories from being on the popular cooking show, was the opportunity to travel to the United States and work in some of California’s best food trucks. The idea behind the food truck is one Matt identifies closely with and, in fact, immediately after finishing the Masterchef Australia competition, he and his best mate pursued their food truck dream in the form of a 20ft shipping container at Eat Street market in Brisbane. After a successful stint at the markets, the boys made a conscious decision that Noosa on the Sunshine Coast was home, and it was time to build a business there.
2017 holds exciting things for Matt. Together with a passionate local Noosa team, they have opened an establishment showcasing their simple cooking style and love for Asian cuisine, Sum Yung Guys. Complementing this venture is Matt’s new role as an Ambassador for Noosa Tourism, the launch of his YouTube food channel Mean Eating, and various other corporate partnerships highlighting his enthusiasm for the food industry. There looks to be no sign of slowing down for Matt Sinclair.