Julie Le Clerc is a chef, food writer, stylist, teacher and consultant, and the author of six best-selling cookbooks, Simple Café Food, More Simple Café Food, Vineyards of New Zealand Cookbook, Little Café Cakes (shortlisted for two international awards), Simple Deli Food, café@home and feast@home. She is also co-author of the beautiful travel cookbook, Made in Morocco. She has a strong presence in the print media, was the food editor of Sunday Life Magazine in Australia, and is now the food editor for Viva (NZ Herald). Julie is also a staff writer for Cuisine.
Julie Le Clerc has had an eventful culinary career as a chef that includes boutique catering, establishing and operating several successful cafés, and cooking in private homes in Europe.
John Bougen is a successful property developer. James Irving is his cousin and has been in the travel business for 24 years.