Zoe is excited to be given the opportunity of a lifetime to host a show that has two of her all-time favourite things - food and travel.
Zoe has appeared on Australian TV screens on Nine’s Mornings and Eclipse Music TV and has also performed in a range of independent short films and theatre productions.
Zoe and her sportsman husband Benji have recently moved to New Zealand and she has loved the opportunity to get to know our country better.
“New Zealand is the complete opposite of what everyone from Sydney told me.
"Auckland is completely cosmopolitan, it is full of fabulous people and fabulous restaurants - it totally holds its own next to any other major city.
"The rest of New Zealand is exquisite, from Akaroa to Nelson, each region has its own individual vibe going on. The one thing in common is the people are incredibly warm and genuine and you don't need to look far for a delicious meal.”
Zoe says that The Great Food Race is like nothing ever seen before on TV. It’s about normal, everyday people, put into extreme challenges, who are then asked to whip up a fab meal after running around a whole country doing unique tasks. “It's hilarious, touching and very delicious”
Zoe herself loves to cook and when she gets a chance, relishes the opportunity to make really clean, lean meals for Benji. “When I'm on the road I adapt to my surroundings and enjoy myself. So when I get home it's time to reign it in and get a bit of balance back.”
In saying that, if friends come over that all goes out the window and she loves to cook Benji’s favourite chicken schnitzel with mushroom cream sauce.
Benji will have to wait though because Zoe’s schedule on the action packed series will take her to beautiful locations both here in NZ and across the world. Zoe believes this show is going to be addictive.
“The Great Food Race is a mix of the wonderful characters on each team and the insane things I ask them to do. Sometimes I can't believe what I've just asked them to do - I don't know if I could've done half those things... I promise I'm not that mean off the show!”
Her final last words for the teams,
“Adapt. It's the only way to survive. This is not a show to be on if you're a control freak.”