Elizabeth Chong

Leading authority on chinese cooking.


Elizabeth Chong, a multi award media personality, Celebrity Chef, author and teacher, is one of the most enduring personalities of the Australian Food Industry.

In 2019 Elizabeth was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the hospitality sector, and to the promotion of Chinese cuisine.

Current work

Elizabeth runs her highly successful Chinese Cooking School which she founded in 1961.

Elizabeth has been conducting regular tours of the Chinatown precinct in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne for many years and has created and lead Gastronomic Tours into China and Vietnam, for more than 25 years.

Elizabeth presides over her own Gourmet Club which explores the cuisines of China and Asia in Melbourne’s restaurants.

Elizabeth is a proud Australian who re-affirms her identity each year in her appointed role as a Lifetime Australia Day Ambassador.

Elizabeth is an inspiring spokesperson for multiculturalism and regards maintaining strong links with her Chinese heritage and cultural background as an asset and is firmly commit to building strong and enduring bridges between the two worlds to which the belongs.

Previous experience

Author: Elizabeth is the author of 8 best selling books on Chinese Cooking including , “The first Happiness” and “Tiny Delights.” Her other book “The Heritage of Chinese Cooking” is the Winner of the prestigious “Prix La Mazille” and the “Jaguar Award for Excellence “ in the category of Gastronomic Travel by Australian Gourmet traveller.

TV: Elizabeth is a Television veteran,been Celebratory Chef on Channel 10 in “Good Morning Melbourne” with Annette Allison and Roy Hamson, with Trish Goddard on “Live it up”, then appeared as Celebrity Chef on “Good Morning Australia” for 12 years with Bert Newton.

Awards: Elizabeth is the proud recipient of many awards. They include the designation “Special Legend”citation by the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, “Best Television Segment “ award from “Tasting Australia.”