It's been two years since Justine Schofield burst onto our TV screens as a fresh-faced food lover on the first season of MasterChef Australia.
Now the bubbly 25-year-old is back on our screens with her own TV show, Everyday Gourmet.
But that's not all she has accomplished since appearing on the reality cooking show. She also runs her own catering company Justine Schofield Catering and runs food demonstrations teaching others how to prepare wholesome everyday meals.
Justine, who says MasterChef changed her life, will be running chocolate cooking demonstrations at the Hunter Valley Gardens Chocolate Festival on August 6 and 7 alongside famed patissier Adriano Zumbo.
And despite her achievements, Justine is still as humble as she was before appearing on the show.
"I still pinch myself," she says when asked if she is surprised by her success.
"For me I am just forever grateful because I started on MasterChef season one and getting to this stage of having my own show, just launched my own website and getting to do chocolate cooking demonstrations in the Hunter Valley even that is just amazing. Life is just amazing at the moment and I am very lucky."
Justine says her love for cooking has only grown since leaving the competition and although she is exceptionally busy at the moment, she loves every part of her job in different ways.
"I am very grateful that MasterChef has changed my life in a massive way, I mean I am not sitting at my desk anymore I am cooking and catering," she says.
"I just love to be around food and to be able to do it as a profession now is just phenomenal for me. I think I like all the aspects of my job in different ways, like doing food demonstrations for me is just fantastic because you have people in front of you when you cook for them you see a little sparkle in their eye when they learn something that they didn't know. For me that is phenomenal."
Justine's food philosophy revolves around great ingredients, family friends and an appetite to learn, something she works into her TV show.
"People want to know how to cook wholesome good meals and you know I love to cook those types of meals," she says.
"I cook a little higher standard when I do catering meals, and they are a lot different to what I cook on the TV show. And that's what I love about it, I can go from catering a really fine-dining six-course degustation dinner to really coming back down to what I cook at home with my family and friends."
So what's on the menu for her Hunter Valley Gardens Chocolate Festival demonstration?
"I am testing recipes for that event at the moment and I am also thinking of doing a couple of classics," she says.
At the event, which will be held August 6 and 7, Justine says she will be cooking both sweet and savoury dishes including chocolate madeleines, her famous salted chocolate and fantail brownies and chilli con carne with skirt steak instead of mince.
For Justine, the fact that she can reach people through her cooking show and through her food demonstrations is all part of her culinary dream.
"The feedback that you get from people who say 'as soon as I watched your show I went out to the grocery store and bought everything that you had there. I could find it all, went home cooked it and everyone said wow' for me that is the ultimate, that people can actually cook my food and enjoy it."
For more details on Justine's recipes and catering company, visit www.justineschofield.com.au and for the Hunter Valley Gardens Chocolate Festival visit www.hvg.com.au.