Kitchen Royalty

Elizabeth Chong In Conversation With Joanna Savill

6.30 PM – 10.30 PM
Gandel Atrium
National Museum of Australia

She is undisputed kitchen royalty – the “Empress of Chinatown” – and at 92 she is still going strong. Join national treasure, Elizabeth Chong, for a night of delectable storytelling.

You’ll enjoy a curated meal inspired by Elizabeth’s life in food, a culinary journey that began in Guangdong Province and blossomed in the produce markets of Melbourne.

Elizabeth’s passion for flavour has inspired generations of Australian foodies. Come and bask in the warmth of her enduring fire.


ELIZABETH CHONG AM is one of the most loved and enduring personalities within the Australian food industry. She is dedicated to breaking down the barriers between those of different cultural backgrounds, and ensuring the intricacies of Chinese Cuisine are understood and appreciated by everyone. Elizabeth has written 8 books and taught over 35,000 students in her cooking school. Through extensive writing, travelling, touring and TV appearances she conveys her message in an honest, energetic and eloquent manner. Elizabeth is currently working on her memoir.


JOANNA SAVILL Long-time food journalist and dedicated food explorer, Joanna has written books, made television shows, created festivals, edited restaurant guides, hosted events and written for most of Australia’s leading publications, almost always about food – a subject so fascinating and inspiring she never tires of it.