So, who is Julie Stafford, then?
Jule Stafford is recognized mostly for her popular Taste of Life cookbook series that have sold more than 2.2 million copies in Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK.
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Her success began with a crisis.
In 1980, when Julie's husband, Bruce, 30, was diagnosed with cancer, she began researching a link between diet and disease.
She developed a commonsense nutritional-eating plan that allowed Bruce to achieve a remission for more than 20 years, and for it to become the formula for her successful Taste of Life series.
Julie took a seemingly insurmountable obstacle and turned it into her greatest opportunit.
Her philosophy is simple: "Food should not only taste good, it should be good for us. Food is first and foremost fuel for survival.
"What we choose to eat and how we choose to cook our food contributes enormously to our health and wellbeing, our performance potential, disease prevention and longevity. This body we have so generously been given is our home, if we don’t look after this one, where do we intend living next?"
This philosophy has made Julie Stafford and Taste of Life a household name and created a successful, self driven business concept that 20 years after its conception is still as relevant and vital today as it was when it began…
With 20 titles, including cookbooks, a fitness and weight management book, two videos and a book about motivation, Stepping Out, Julie is just as much at ease in the kitchen developing healthy eating concepts as she is on the media and speaking circuit.
Julie delights in sharing her down-to-earth commonsense ideas, teaches her health and lifestyle secrets, motivating people in a most informative and entertaining way, inspiring them to make necessary and rewarding lifestyle changes.
She has presented herself and her health philosophies to more than 500 corporate and community organisations and made hundreds of personal appearances on radio, in newspapers and television throughout the world.
Some of these include Good Morning Australia (Ten), Ray Martin Midday (Nine), Midday with Kerry Ann (Nine), Today (Nine), Countrywide (ABC), Current Affair with Mike Willesee and Ray Martin (Nine), Eleven AM (Seven), Healthy Wealthy and Wise (Ten), Ernie and Denise (Seven), A Touch of Elegance (Seven, What's Cooking, (Nine). Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, ABC TV New York; Cookin USA, TNN Nashville; Daytime Dialogue KWHY-TV Los Angeles. Woman’s Day, BRW, ITA, New Idea, Australia Post, Weekly Times, Country Style, Home Beautiful, Good Taste, Dolly, 50 Something and several health magazines in Australia New Zealand, US and UK.
Julie, through her books and presentations, has always been at the forefront of nutritional thinking, identifying ‘best’ food choices and ‘best’ food preparation techniques.
Her Taste of Life series has heralded a new awareness in the consumer, food manufacturer and the medical profession.
Dramatic changes in attitude towards food and healthy living have now emerged and are widely accepted.
Julie's alternative approach to food choices in the 80s and its acceptance by thousands of ‘wanting to be healthy’ followers, has now become mainstream thinking, producing a range of ‘new’ foods and a system of identification of ingredients within these foods.
Shoppers can now become smart and healthy shoppers.
Who is JULIE STAFFORD
Wife of Bruce (24 yrs), mother of Timothy, 22, and Cassie, 20.
International bestselling author of the Taste of Life book series (sold motre than two million copies), Three Taste of Life videos and best-selling motivation book, Stepping Out
Pathfinder in nutritional concepts, food preparation and lifestyle philosophies (frequently sought for television, radio and print interviews and popular guest presenter at exhibitions and conferences)
International speaker (speaking to audiences as few as five and as large as 2000 people)
Diploma of Education, specialising in art and craft teaching and food technology.
Restaurant owner and operator, Taste of Life Caf at the Regent Hotel, Melbourne and Ballarat.
Feature writer for newspapers and magazines The Age, Home Beautiful.
Enjoys the challenge, disciplines and management of being self-employed.
Concept creator and event coordinator for the multi-award winning annual event, Springfest Extravaganza, which attracts over 20 000 people to Ballarat, Victoria on the first Sunday in November…now in its 7th year. With linked events concepted by Julie, over $250 000 has been generated for various Ballarat organizations.
Friend of CICA (Cancer in Children, Adults), helping raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
Member of the business mentor group for Jens Gaunt Real Estate group.
Promotion, marketing, friendraising and fundraising Special Projects Consultant for Ballarat and Clarendon College 1998, 1999, 2000.
Patron for Back to Ballarat Celebrations, 1998.
1998 Avon Spirit of Achievement Business Award Winner…a most prestigious award for women recognising individuals of outstanding skills and contributions.
1998 Victorian finalist, Telstra Business Woman’s Awards, category Business Owner.
1999, 2000 Chairperson for Events Ballarat; Beyond Advisory Group accessing major events for Ballarat and the regions of Pyrenees, Moorabool and Hepburn in Victoria…. Successfully secured and coordinated the Ballarat Federation Tattoo 2001 where 10 000 people over 3 nights enjoyed the spectacle of a Tattoo in the traditions of Edinburgh.
Member of Ballarat Advantage. A group of six key Ballarat identities working together for the future vitality and prosperity of Ballarat and its future generations.
JULIE STAFFORD’S PUBLICATIONS VIDEOS
TASTE OF LIFE (pub date 1983) sold over 1.2 million copies
MORE TASTE OF LIFE (pub. date 1985)
TASTE OF LIFE FOR CHILDREN (pub. date 1986)
FAMILY TASTE OF LIFE (pub. date 1986)
TASTE OF LIFE FROM THE MICROWAVE (pub. date 1987)
JULIE STAFFORD'S LOW CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK (pub. date 1989)
FOREVER FIT, Julie and Bruce Stafford (pub date 1990)
THE COMPLETE TASTE OF LIFE (pub. date 1993)
JULIE STAFFORD'S JUICING FOR HEALTH (pub. date 1994)
JULIE STAFFORD'S 100 HEALTHY MUFFINS (pub. date 1995)
JULIE STAFFORD'S JUICING BOOK (small edition …pub. date 1995)
JULIE STAFFORD'S WOK COOKBOOK (pub. date 1996)
A SWEET TASTE OF LIFE (pub. date 1997)
JULIE STAFFORD’S FAT, FIBRE AND ENERGY COUNTER ( small edition…pub date Oct 1997)
TASTE OF LIFE (completely revised edition…pub date 1998)
JULIE STAFFORD’S SALADS (pub date 1998)
JULIE STAFFORD’S SOUPS (PUB DATE MAY 2000
JULIE STAFFORD’S VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK (PUB DATE OCT 2000)
TURN OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES (pub date 1992)
STEPPING OUT (pub date 1997)
JULIE STAFFORD’S TASTE OF LIFE, THE VIDEO (release date 1990)
Combined titles have sold over 2.2million copies
MAJOR MEDIA and RADIO INTERVIEWS (Australia)
The Herald Sun...Checkout/Features 3RRR
The Ballarat Courier 3LO Melbourne
The Age...Epicure/Features 3AW Melbourne
Adelaide Advertiser National
Brisbane Advertiser 8DDD Darwin
The Good Weekend 2GB Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald 3MP Melbourne
Weekly Times 5AA Adelaide
Business Review Weekly 2CN Canberra
Canberra Times 5AN Adelaide
Country Styles 7ZR Hobart
The Australian 2 NC Newcastle
Ita Magazine 4QAA Mackay
The Geelong Advertiser 2CC Canberra
Home Magazine Qld Regionals
Sydney Telegraph Mirror 4QR Brisbane
Slimming Magazine 2BL Sydney
The Western Australia Sunday Times SA Regionals
Grassroots Bay FM
Australian Wellbeing 2TM Tamworth
Nature and Health
Australia Post TELEVISION (national)
Home Beautiful Ernie and Denise
Men’s Health Countrywide
Good Medicine What's Cooking
New Idea Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Woman’s Day A Current Affair
Woman’s Weekly Good Morning Australia
Australian Gourmet Traveller Today Show
Australian Country Looks Midday Show
Australian House and Garden
MAJOR MEDIA FEATURES and INTERVIEWS (USA)
Whats Cookin With The Baker... WMIX-RADIO/Hummlestown PA
Food and Restaurant Show... BUSINESS RADIO NETWORK/Denver
Books of the Week/Los Angeles
Wine, Dine and Travel...KMNY-MONEY RADIO/Los Angeles
Women, St Louis Style...KRJY_RADIO JOY-FM/Los Angeles
DAILY NEWS/New York
Live With Regis and Kathie Lee... ABC-TV/New York
The Morning Show with Kim Schaffer.... WMSX RADIO/New York
Nations Restaurant News/New York
New York and Company...WNYC-AM and FM RADIO/New York
With You in Mind...WCBS FM/New York
The Food Show/Matters of Taste...WABC RADIO/New York
Talk of the Town...WTVF TV/Nashville
Bookstar Bookshop/Nashville (book signing)
Dining with Bobbi...KCMO/KNHN RADIO /Los Angeles
The Steve Knight Show...KIEV RADIO/Los Angeles
THE INDEPENDENT (Great Barrington, MA)
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL...Article/Minimising risks of cancer.
BERKSHIRE EAGLE (Pittsfield MA)
SUN TIMES(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
BOOKS OF THE WEEK (34 weeklies US/CN)
BOOKPAGE (Nashville, TN)
OUT & ABOUT with Julie
Julie regularly appears at cooking exhibitions and trade fairs around Australia as well as addressing corporate groups on topics of personal motivation and business stimulation. She is a much sought after keynote speaker. Listed here are just some of the events Julie featured at in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Keynote for Kingston Business Women’s Luncheon...Feb
Celebrity Chef for Fine Food, Wine & Music by the Bay Festival...March
Keynote for Lipitor Gala Dinner for Doctors and Cardiologists, Darling Harbour...March
Keynote for Wimmera 2000, Agri- Business Lunch...March
MC for CICA (Cancer in Children and Adults) Ball...March
Keynote Road Transport Forum National Convention, Adelaide...April
Celebrity Chef for National Heart Foundation, Glen Waverly…May
Keynote for View Clubs Victoria Lunch...May
Celebrity Chef for Master Cooking Classes, Mildura x 2...August
3 AW Radio Promotion for Australian Avocado Ass..August
Keynote for Lorraine Lea Linen, Victorian Conference...August
Keynote for 'Get Fit Rotarians', Brighton combined groups...September
Endorsement Package for Braun Australia
Braun purchased the rights to use Julie Stafford’s name and face and Taste of Life in all promotion material related to the promotion of their appliances.
Keynote for Braun National Sales Conference Sydney /Melb..March ‘Master Your Health Potential’
Keynote for Australian Catholic Loreto Group…March ‘Living and Loving Your Life Passionately’
Keynote for National Rotary Convention ..April ‘Go For Gold in everything you do EVERYDAY’
Wimmera Field Days, Master Cooking Classes (3 days)…March
Braun Bench-blender Media Launch Breakfast Sydney (May)
Mildura, Master Cooking Classes…May & Oct
2 x National book promotion tours (May & Oct)
Monthly Feature writer for Women’s Health
Keynote speaker Australian Funeral Directors Conference Melbourne, (February)
‘Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step Up the Success Ladder’
Salton Maxim key identity face for 2001 (George Foreman Grill and Juiceman series)
Celebrity Chef Kitchen, HIA Show, Melbourne, April 2001
Co-Keynote Speaker Secretaries Breakfast Uniting Way Ballarat, April 2001
‘Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step Up the Success Ladder’
Keynote Speaker MS Conference Leongatha, June 2001
‘Living and Loving Your Life More Passionately’
Celebrity Chef Melbourne Home Show, August 2001
Keynote Speaker NSA Conference Melbourne, October 2001 (along with Dr Feelgood, Ron Barrassi, Tony Barber and Debra Byrne)
Advertorial presenter (Denise Drysdale Show and Good Morning Australia) on behalf of Salton Maxim
What they said
Shane Mahar…(Managing Director International Training and Development, AIM)‘an informative, entertaining, emotion filled presentation with heartfelt motivating messages mixed with such commonsense take home action steps…just loved it".
Dan Koziol…(Category Manager, Sanitarium Australia)
‘a slick presentation'.
Noel Curran…(Administrator, Wimmera Field Days)
‘I don’t know of any other who created as much interest as you did’.
Steve Moneghetti…(Triple Olympic and Commonwealth Games Representative)
‘Julie’s knowledge of fuelling the body for success is only outdone by her passion and dynamic personality’.
John Moran…(Managing Director, Moran Australia)
‘…Julie Stafford with her wealth of knowledge and determination, enables people to improve their lifestyle and passes on everlasting hope. She is one of a kind’.
Julie Bond…(Healthy Parliament Coordinator Vic Health)
‘Members, staff and press gallery of Victoria’s Parliament enjoyed Julie’s health and lifestyle presentation. She proved to be a wonderful speaker and educator’.
Rob Knowles (Minister for Health-Victoria)
‘Julie has a way of conveying healthy messages with simplicity and informality which promotes the best chance of a positive outcome’
Noelene Warren …(President Leongatha MS Branch)
An inspirational and heart warming day, where Julie had the audience in the palm of her hands for the entire presentation. You could have heard a pin drop. Our audience just loved it’.
Trish Goulette (White Lady’s Funerals)
‘Just what the girls needed Julie. Sometimes in the busi-ness of being busy we forget the important things of life. Thank you for re-energizing us, motivating us and reminding us that success is the outcome of being prepared to step out of your comfort zone…everyday!
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KEYNOTES, COOK-UPS & WORKSHOPS…..
by Julie Stafford
Food and Health Topics…
Lifestyle and Motivation Topics…from the best selling book Stepping Out include…