Age: 32 Lives: QLD Signature dish: Organic rib fillets with shaved ham, banana and hollandaise. Char grilled sweet potato salad with rocket, feta and pine nuts. Char grilled asparagus.
Amelita is a mother and homemaker. Her career has mainly been in sales, having sold advertising and insurance. She has worked for a fruit shop for 13 years and this is where she came to love food, working for Italians with a passion for great quality food. Her real desire for cooking came about on her first trip to the US where she discovered an all food and cooking channel – “I was hooked!” – and came back with a heightened passion for eating and cooking. As Nigella Lawson says, “A good cook loves to eat” and Amelita really does.
Amelita says, “This is going to sound corny but I believe that I have learnt most of what I know about cooking by watching the LifeStyle FOOD Channel. It’s true. When Foxtel digital was released I ordered it even before it was available and really only for LifeStyle FOOD. Last year I had it put in my kitchen for my birthday just so I could watch it while I cook.” Her “gorgeous” man, David, loves to eat her food and Amelita loves to cook it for him and their children. Amelita has a gorgeous baby with David, Alex 9 months, and two beautiful stepchildren, along with her emotional handsome Ben, who is 12 and brown-eyed sensible princess Maddy, who is 10. They are the new age blended family. Their family revolves around the kitchen table and its memories and Amelita wouldn’t have it any other way.