Julie Ray

Julie Ray

For as long as she can remember Julie has had a passion for food; so it’s not surprising that in 1999 she decided on a career change, topped the class in her Commercial Cookery and Food Studies course and came to Sydney Seafood School for work experience as a class assistant.

Upon completing her course, she also began recipe writing and food styling for magazines and cookbooks. Julie  moved to Byron Bay where she teaches cooking classes, still writes for cookbooks and magazines, works as a freelance food stylist and returns to Sydney regularly to teach classes at Sydney Seafood School.

Julie has a monthly Saturday spot on ABC Northcoast radio with Graeme Stuart and Phil Dudman the Garden Guru. Phil brings things from the Garden and Julie cooks it in the kitchen.

Julie wants as many people as possible to share her passion for cooking and great food.

11 Responses to About

  1. Christine Plumbe says:

    Saw you at the growers market Coffs Harbour today. I was impressed. I bought ingredients at the market and went back to my parents and cooked the whiting fillets with the stirfry and rice for lunch. I was missing a few ingredients but it was still delicious. I will put that on my list to make regularly. It was quick, easy, delicious and healthy. What more could I ask for.

  2. Michelle Lutz says:

    Hi Julie I was at the Nambour Garden Show today and watched all your shows. I came away feeling very inspired. Thank you and look forward to coming to the farmers markets at Bryon to see you.
    Michelle Lutz
    Coolum Beach Qld

    • julie says:

      Hi Michelle..I just arrived back from Nambour and had a great time sharing my love for cooking. I will be posting a few more recipes tomorrow from the Garden Expo. Keep checking the blog and if you are on facebook garden2kitchen facebook page is looking for friends…keep cooking and Enjoy.

  3. Dianne Jacobus says:

    Hi Julie – I heard you on radio and wondered: ” are you my cousin? is your mother Rita and grandmother Emma (Reilly) ? If “no” we don’t need to go any further – if “yes” = wow – I am Aunty Ruby’s granddaughter – Yvonne’s daughter.

    look forward to hearing from you


    • julie says:

      Hi Dianne

      No sorry to say we are not related..my mum is Mary Joan and grandmother Maud…

      You just never know unless you ask

      Hope you are keeping dry..



  4. Eli Kitchen says:

    Hiya Julie
    Recognise the name? Long time ago
    Gavin and I are working together again and he said that you are the supremo at Sydney Seafood Cooking School. I WANT TO DO A CLASS – are you going to be here in the near future or is it just TOOOOOO hard to leave Byron. Love to hear when I can book in
    Cheers Eli

    • julie says:

      Heya Eli…I certainly do remember you…blast from the past…I have just arrived in Sydney for a week of shows at Seafood School but you don’t have to come to my classes there are 3 other inhouse presenters as well as guest chef classes. Check out the classes online sydneyfishmarket.com.au click on seafood school for classes. Julsx

  5. Hello Julie: Thinking of you!! And miss you too. Hope all is well 🙂 Carol Ritchie

  6. Kerry Barrans says:

    Participated in Sydney Seafood Cooking School Spanish class today. Extremely professional, informative and great fun day! Julie was inspiring and encouraging to beginners and ‘old hands’. Fabulous way to learn more about cooking fresh seafood and be inspired. Looking forward to exploring more of these fresh ingredients and developing culinary skills! All Julie’s connections and events something to follow!

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