Dani Venn

MasterChef audience favourite Dani Venn made a big splash on our screens in 2011. The MasterChef judges were impressed with her knowledge of Asian flavours, skill in the kitchen and her enthusiastic and relentless energy.

Dani always wore her heart on her plate and was always happy, whether laughing or crying. “Dani has such an infectious personality. Her laugh lit up the MasterChef kitchen”- Matt Preston

Since leaving the competition, Dani has been developing her food blog www.danivenn.com, and expanding her career aspirations and media opportunities. Dani is an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. She is also a Starlight Foundation ‘Serving Up Smiles’ Ambassador.

Dani’s love of food and cooking came from watching her Mum work the wok to create delicious meals for the family. Chinese food has influenced Dani’s style, as her ancestors were some of the first Chinese settlers to come to Australia. After she finished high school, Dani spent seven months voluntarily teaching English in Vietnam. She discovered street food, ate as much as she possibly could, and experienced an amazing and intriguing way of living. Combine that passion with her sense of adventure and travel, and Dani is definitely making her dreams a reality.


Click here for Dani’s delicious vanilla cupcake with cream cheese icing recipe – perfect to raise awareness during Awareness Month with the teal icing!

Click here for Dani’s mouth watering pork and fennel sausage roll recipe.