Julie Goodwin was the first winner of MasterChef Australia (2009). She runs her own IT company, but admits that her family of husband Michael and her three boys are the centre of her life. A fan of Nigella Lawson, Julie cooks in the same way and loves big flavours. "I love the way Nigella talks about food, you can really feel the love for it, and I love that. I am obsessed with watching food shows on the TV. My poor husband doesn't get to watch anything but I've learned so much from them." A person who loves to cook for those around her, Julie's desire to bring people together has influenced her style of cooking.