Producer/Presenter: Natascha Moy
Co Presenter: Erez Gordon

PR agents and Guests must read this first page
to ensure they are informed of the FoodinFocus requirements.

Show Time: 3- 4pm
Days: Fridays only
Address: Paddington Town Hall, 249a Oxford Street, Paddington

(cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd) entrance on the Oxford street side of the building through an alcove.
Ring the bell we will open as soon as we are off-air.

Email: nmoy@foodinfocus.com.au  Web: foodinfocus.com.au
Phone: 02 9331 3000 (studio)  or 0438 097 330

FoodinFocus conducts live interviews only.
The show is streamed from the eastside website http://eastsidefm.org/ and you can listen online.
Guests must please arrive at 3.45pm there is no formal format to the show so they need to be aware that they may be in the studio until the end of the show at 5.30pm.
Contacts must provide a biography, product information AND a mobile telephone number.
We encourage all guests to offer giveaways as this is a way to engage the listeners and is encouraged by the station one to two giveaways for the show and one for the website.
In order for us to have some focus for the show and interview we ask that chef’s offer a complimentary restaurant/ cooking class or product review so that we can talk from a position of experience. This is usually undertaken in the week prior to the interview.
Please note that 89.7FM is run on a volunteer basis so hosts are not paid but give their time because they are passionate about their subject matter.
We also request that food guests bring in a dish showcasing what we are discussing and this allows us to try to wine or spirit match during the show.
Wine and spirit experts are required to bring in 3 wines or spirits to taste. Glasses are not necessary unless you require special ones. We have wine glasses.
Authors are required to bring in their book and to offer one signed copy as giveaways.
Mobile phones must be switched off in studio.
All giveaways are distributed by the company offering them. Please do not bring them into the studio.


Online Market Place Listing


You Don’t Want to Miss this Opportunity

FoodinFocus Radio has a national listenership and the website and Facebook pages are constantly increasing in subscribers and Likes. While radio is an excellent medium for promotion it is not easy to remember complex product names or websites. In order to make it easy for our audience and visitors to find your product we have launched an online Market Place. Products are displayed under a category and titled with a direct link to your website or the product purchase page. As part of this service we include the product info on our newsletter, in a post, on the Facebook page and on twitter plus we add a personal note of approval. All products are subject to our approval process and need to be artisan products or healthy products made in Australia. The listing is for a full month and costs $47 per product per month. We strongly suggest that this is done before the radio show as it then means listeners can be directed immediately to the page. We also encourage subscriber giveaways as a sampling exercise. Please let us know if this option is required and we will set it up for you. We require a good image, product info, a link and a sample to try.  Please email us on nmoy@foodinfocus.com.au (Minimum booking – 3 months)


Profile 89.7FM Eastside Radio


On-air since 1983, community station Eastside Radio broadcasts to the greater eastern Sydney area and beyond through our listen online option . We provide the best of specialist music, community and arts programs.

Streaming: You can listen to the show on your computer anywhere in Australia in fact anywhere in the world just visit the website http://eastsidefm.org/ and click on listen online.

Coverage: You can hear Eastside Radio throughout the municipalities of Botany, Randwick, Waverley, and Woollahra, plus the City of Sydney and Inner West, Manly and beyond. We can also be heard around the world via online streaming.

Our listeners: 55% of people aged 14 and over listen regularly to community radio. Eastside’s signal reaches upwards of 500,000 people in the heart of the city.


FoodinFocus Quotes and feedback: Chefs


Quotes from Celebrity Chef’s who have been on my show, each one of these chef’s have been on my show two or three times, for top chef’s who are busy and especially on a Saturday right before service this is a very good indication that the show is not only enjoyable (many stay for the full two hours) but also relevant to their industry. I feel confident that there is not a guest I have had on that would not say they had fun and would come back again.

Michael Moore – Owner/O Bar and Restaurant
Regular guest Chef on Kerry Ann Kennerly’s Fresh in the morning
Natascha has created a unique and informal show that attracts a sophisticated audience that loves food and wine. She is passionate about food and has a terrific way of drawing the right information from her guests and then repackaging it in fuss free way to her loyal listeners.
I wish there were more like her but there is only one.
I am always interested to see what she does next.
I am a fan.

Stewart white – Chair of Judges for the restaurant and Catering Awards, Vice President of the Australian Association of Food Professionals
Natascha Moy and her Food In Focus show is a breath of fresh air for food lovers on Sydney radio. She coos warmth and fun while her natural infectious effervescence bringing out the best and the unexpected from her galaxy of food, beverage and lifestyle guests. Her unbridled passion for all things culinary bubbles out of the radio and makes an informative two hours pass in a gulp.
Carolyn Creswell – Founder Carman’s Muesli
 I loved being on the show and every Saturday afternoon I try and get to a computer to listen via the streaming. I wish they would podcast you!

FoodinFocus who has been on the show:


1. Justin North – Becasse, Etch, le Grande Cafe,

2. Matt Kemp – Restaurant Balzac and The Burlington (winner 2009 FoodinFocus Winter Chef’s Challenge)

3. Matt Moran – Chopping block, Aria, My Restaurant Rules

4. Michael Moore – Summit

5. James Kidman – Otto

6. Beppi Polese – Beppi’s

7. Mark Best – Marque

8. Lucio Galletto – Lucios

9. Tony Bilson – Bilsons

10. Curtis Stone – Surfing the Menu, Take home Chef, Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone

11. Todd Garratt  – Vincent

12. Manu Feildel – My Kitchen Rules

13. George Francisco – Jonah’s

14. Armando Percuoco – Buon Ricordo

15. Ty Bellingham – Sailors Thai

16. Darren Templeman – Restaurant Atelier

17. Jared Ingersoll – Dank Street Depot

18. Brent Savage – Bentley

19. Darren Simpson – La Scala

20. Miguel Maestre – El Toro Loco

21. Luke Nguyen- Red Lantern

22. Somer Sivrioglu – Efendy Turlkish Restaurant

23. Ashley Hughes – Alio

24. Alex Herbert – Bird Fish Cow

25. Marty Boetz – Longrain

26. Warren Turnbull – Asiette

27. Nino Zocali – Restaurant Pendelino

28. Peter Conistis- Civic Dining

29. Adam’s Humphrey – Restaurant Arras

30. Tomislav Martinovic – Tomislav

31. John McFadden – Centennial Parklands

32. Danny Russo – The Beresford

33. Lauren Murdoch – Ash Street Cellars

34. Tom Kime – Fish

35. Brendan Dewar – Pastry Chef Bacco, Wine Bar and Pasticceria

36. Kumar – Aki’s

37. Stefano Manfredi

38. Raita Noda  – Ocean Room

39. John Lanzafam – Lanzafame Trattoria

40. Felix Rutz – Bei Amici

41. Roberto Tassuia – Ventuno

42. Antonio Ruggerino – Verde

43. Ian Oaks – Grand National

44. Milan Strbac – Sugarcane

45. Ruben Martinez – La Sala

46. Chris Cranswick Smith – Emmilou

47. Richard Douglas Park – Head Chef, Ripples Pyrmont

48. Hassan M’Souli – Out Of Africa

49. Hidetoshi Tsuboi – Monkey Magic

50. Alejandro Saravia – A Taste of Peru

51. Luca Ciano – Executive Head Chef, Barilla

52. Sujet – Spice I am

53. Michael – Table for 20

54. Antoine Moscowitz – Antoines Grill

55. Damien Pignolet – The Bellevue

56. Peter Kurivita – Flying Fish

57. Jennifer Evans – My Kitchen Rules Winner

58. Billy Law – Masterchef

59. Mikey Robbins – Celebrity

60. Hamish Ingham – Bar H, Woods

61. Vincent Gadan

62. Peter Kuravita

63. Audra Morrice – Masterchef

64. Joe Pavlovich – Glass Brassarie

65. Paul Cooper – Bishop Sessa

66. Josh Niland  – Fish Face

67. Nathan Jackson – Three Weeds


Wine, Spirits:

Joe Milner – Sagatiba Cachaca

Tiffany Nugent – Nugent Estate

Eliza Brown – All Saints Estate

Doctor Robert Lusby – Tintilla Estate

James France – Vanguard Luxury Goods

Anna Lee  – Wine Society

Vitek – Vitek Vodka

Gregory Milton – Hardy’s

Justin Walters –Cuttings

Jan Rundle – Hungerford Hill

Tony Dwyer – Beelgara

Anne Caine –  Lerida Estate

Anna Johnson –Wine Odyssey Australia

Donna Freeman – Sommelier Wine Odyssey Australia

Kirrily Waldhorn – Beer Diva

Peter Jameson – Byron Bay Brewing

Alex Retief – Wine maker

Daniel Binet – Balabourneen

Ben Davidson – Cocktail Guru, trainer and spirit representative

Ray Carter – Southtrade international

Mark Baulderstone – Riedel Glasses

Sven and Max – Eau de Vie

Gillian Hyde – Wine Society


Cooks and Cooking Classes

Kim Terakes – Boys can cook

Syd Pemberton – Pembertons Food Workshop

Noga – Noga Cuisine

Rachel Grisewald – Manna from Heaven  – Sydney Biscuit Company

Leanne Beck – Sweet infinity

Maria Benardis – Owner/Cook Greekalicious

Camilla van Beuningin – FoodinFocus Chef

Michelle Cranston – Marie Claire cook books

Sue Pemberton – Slow Food movement

Kellie-Marie Thomas –  Australian Women’s Weekly

Pamela Clark – Australian Women’s Weekly Cooking School

Frances Abdallaoui – Australian Women’s Weekly

Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Chalmers – Monday Morning Cooking Club



Angela Brown – Wine Odyssey Australia

Lido Russo- Bacino Bar, Ventuno, Cavallino Ristorante Pizzeria

Peter Sullivan- Aria

Nick Palumbo – Gelato Messina

Charles leong – Aperitif

Adam Gerondis – Sobo Bistro

Dominic Lopresti– Founder Gelatissimo

Robert Marjan – CEO of Ali Baba

George Vardis – Velero and Vardis Group

Bobby Jewel – Tharens

Adam Hall – The Counter

Harry Hoang – Bay Tinh

Raymond Ang – Zushi

Aileen Young – Velluto Nero

John Fink – Quay & Otto


Food Gurus:

Stewart White – President of the Food Media Club Australia

Jane Adams – Jane Adams Communications

Joanne Savill – Sydney International Food Festival

Sally Hammond – The Australian Regional Food Guide

Ian Hemphill – Herbies Spices

John Susman –  Fish

Mimmo – Sandhurst Fine Foods


Business Owners:

James Miller – SumoSalad

Nici Andonicus – Organicus

John Susman – Fisheads

Reon Wilsenache – Springbok Delights

Betty Fong – Pie Face

Martin Buggy – Bondi Chai

Anjali Pathak – Pataks Interntaional Indian Food Brand

Glen Villier – Black Bull Butchery

Grant Hilliard – Feather and Bone

Michelle Donde – Diffuse Lighting

John Fink, – Restaurateur, writer, producer of the Fink Group

Toby Smith – Master Roaster Toby’s coffee company

Trudi Jenkins – Hard to find, Delicious and Vogue Entertaining and Travel

Steve Richards – Wholefoods House

Chris Du Plessis – Neat Meats

Steve Rickards – Whole Foods House


TV Personalities:

Ben and Deb – My Kitchen Rules 2009

Jimmy Servai – MasterChef

Billy Law – MasterChef

Mikey Robbins – Celebrity

Jennifer Evans – My Kitchen Rules



Sue Dodd – Sydney Markets

Philippe Million – GuyLian Chocolates

Darren Rudd – Committee member the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Wendy Farrow – NSW Manager for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Gary Willis – Callebaut chocolate

James Creegan – Taste Sydney


Writers, Authors, Editors:

Roberta Muir – writer, Manager Sydney Fish Markets Cookery School

Sharon Glass – Cookbook Author

Mellisa Leong – Food writer

Kim Terakes – Aussie Barbie

Nick Ryan  – Wine writer

Patrick Haddock  – Wine writer

Judy Davie & Joanna McMillan Price – Author Star foods

Lorraine Elliot – Not Quite Nigella,  blogger

Lana Vidler – Meals men Love, How to Catch a Man in 3 Courses

Sally Feldman – MasterChef Magazine

Deniz Gokturk – Turkish Bakery Delight


Health Professionals:

Geoff Jowett – Dine out on a Diet, Personal Trainer and Bodytrim Weight Loss program

Angela Buntic – Dietitian, APD

Bill Shrapnel – Dietician

Dr. Karen Bridgman -Naturopath and Nutritionist

Sharon Natoli – Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director of Food & Nutrition Australia



Gary Daly  – Luna Park

Darwyn Jolly – Royal Randwick

FoodinFocus Quotes and feedback: Listeners


We asked during a show for listeners to send in their feelings about the show on their iPhones and Blackberry’s this is what they said:

From: emilybeverley@yahoo.com
Date: 22 August 2009 5:29:10 PM
To: info@foodinfocus.com.au
Great chefs, mouth watering recipes and fantastic giveaways! 
The show feeds my passion for fabulous food and wine! It celebrates la dolce vita and the chefs who create it.
Maree Hale
From: percewoodbury@gmail.com
From: David.Marchant@woodsbagot.com
The show just makes me want to go out and try the food, the wine and the general ambience. I’ve just been to the wine shop to check out the pinot gris selection!
From:  drmberger@hotmail.com
I love the show because of the interesting guests, the restaurant info and entertaining music. I won’t suck up by saying you’re great too, but there, I said it!
It’s said every good recipe has a secret ingredient. My “secret ingredient” for an enjoyable two hours on Saturday afternoon is listening to “Food In Focus”.
Judy Berger(Subscriber)
From:   Noel.Clancy@det.nsw.edu.au
It’s the melifluous tones that do it every time
From: paul@techpatrol.com.au
A delightful Feast of natashas voice :)

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