Karen Martini

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Karen Martini
Born 1971 (age 46–47)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Occupation Chef
Known for Television chef, columnist and author
Notable work Where the Heart Is
Karen Martini Cooking at Home
Television Better Homes and Gardens
Spouse(s) Michael Sapountsis
Children 1
Website www.karenmartini.com

Karen Martini (born 1971) is an Australian chef, restaurateur, writer and television presenter.

Early life[edit]

Martini was born in Greensborough, Victoria and is now living in Melbourne who began cooking at a young age. At 15 she undertook work experience including under veteran French-Australian chef Jacques Reymond, before learning classical skills from Tansy Good at her eponymous restaurant in Melbourne. Later during the nineties, Martini held positions at Haskin's and the Kent Hotel, before Melbourne Wine Room in St Kilda's George Hotel. Martini is married to Michael Sapountsis and has a daughter named Stella who was born in 2006.

Television and media[edit]

She is best known for her television role as food chef on Better Homes and Gardens and Judge on My Kitchen Rules (TV series). In 2005 Martini was the resident chef on LifeStyle Cafe,[1] a 13-part series on the LifeStyle Channel.


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