Work with Me

work with me - jackie m

Thanks for visiting! My name is Jackie M and I’m a Malaysian-born, Sydney-based cook, TV presenter, ex-restaurateur and live video streamer.

I started this site when I was running my Malaysian restaurant in Concord (Sydney, Australia) and selling street food at various markets and festivals around Sydney.

In 2012, my life took a turn when I gave birth to Noah, who was born with Down Syndrome and some very complex medical issues. Noah was given zero chance of survival by various doctors and spent the first 7+ months of his life in hospital.

When he finally came home in 2013, after overcoming hydrops fetalis and undergoing 2 open heart surgeries and a bowel surgery, I had to reassess my priorities and I ultimately made the decision to close my restaurant in order to spend more time with him.

As a result, my focus has moved towards creating food and travel content in the form of Live videos, television, recipe development, food industry consulting, and food and travel writing.

I believe Noah’s condition should not be a barrier for him to experience life to the fullest, so I take him around the world with me and integrate him into everything I do. Noah’s joie de vivre has inspired countless strangers who follow our story, and my mission in sharing our adventures is to help other parents see that raising a child with additional needs can be a blessing rather than a burden.

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best brands in the world in many and varied ways that involve capitalising on my online following and recognition of my skills as a Malaysian and Southeast Asian cook and specialist.

Apart from presenting on television in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, I’ve been the face of a number of major marketing initiatives including Malaysia Kitchen 2015, Good Food Month 2017,  Sydney’s Summer Fruit Festival 2017 and Postcode 2166 (2017-2018).

I’ve also been featured in promotional videos for Lenovo Australia & New Zealand, Rode Microphones, Grand Hyatt KL, Traders Hotel KL, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Penang and Shangri-La Tanjung Aru among others.

I’m honoured to have been ranked as follows –

If you think your brand would be a good fit, here’s a bit more about me for you to consider –

You might have seen me in the following TV Shows –

Everyday Gourmet (Channel Ten)

Malaysia Kitchen (Channel 7TWO)

Let’s Do Coffee (Channel Ten)

The Travel Bug (Channel 7TWO)

Fish & Hunt Australia (Foxtel)

Seekers (NTV7)

Various breakfast television cooking segments

My Résumé

  • Professional cook
  • TV Presenter
  • Food Business Coach & Consultant
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Food Influencer
  • Writer (The Huffington Post, TourRadar, Mamamia, The Mighty,, Yahoo7 and SBS Online, etc.)
  • Multi-lingual (English, Malay, Cantonese, Hakka, & basic Mandarin; Sydney University Bachelor of Arts in German, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Japanese)
  • IT consultant – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Associate

How Can I Help You?

If you or a brand you represent would like to work with me on any of the following, please email me at

  • TV Appearances
  • Food Business Coaching
  • Recipe Development
  • Live Cooking Demonstrations & Masterclasses
  • Brand Ambassadorships

Download my Media Kit here >> Jackie M Media Kit

Thanks again for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you 🙂