Poh Ling Yeow
Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
Poh Ling Yeow's food career began in the first season of MasterChef Australia, 2009. After coming runner up in the finale, Poh thought she would return to a quiet life of painting and starting a cottage industry making jams for her local green grocer but instead, all of Poh’s fantastical food fantasies were realized when she was offered her own cooking show Poh's Kitchen, on ABC1. The first series went to air in 2010.
Coming from a huge family of proud Chinese Malaysian home cooks, Poh prefers to be called a cook. She hopes for nothing more than to get Aussies excited about cooking and eating a variety of cuisines and fostering an awareness of food wastage.
Poh was a fulltime artist before her life was turned on its head with her crazy love for slaving over a hot stove. She continues to paint. Exhibiting prolifically since 2002, she has over 20 exhibitions under her belt, 10 of which have been solos. Poh is represented by Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide and Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne. Her work appears in private and corporate collections in Australia and abroad.