Our wonderful local magazine, Profile heard that Kylie Huckstepp wanted to create a new food magazine on the Sunshine Coast. Genine Howard, the magazine’s managing director contacted Kylie and suggested that perhaps there was a way they could work together.
Kylie knows her food – she has a popular food blog at Sunshine Coast Food and Profile already has a terrific reputation on the coast. That combination is sure to succeed.
Introducting, First Bite Magazine — neatly tucked inside the monthly profile magazine.
Last night at the Bica Bistro, Kylie’s friends and local food lovers got together to celebrate the launch of the new magazine. I met heaps of terrific people starting with Marayke Jonkers and Alex Lynn who own and manage the Bica Bistro at 2 Ocean Street in Maroochydore.
Marayke is a ray of sunshine with a smile as big as all outdoors. She’s a former Paralympian who’s represented Australia at 3 Paralympic Games and she has a foundation to assist people with physical disabilities to enjoy fun, fitness and personal development through sport.
Alex is a seriously good chef. He has a decidedly English accent but his food inspiration comes from everywhere in the world. I could tell how good the food was last night because I kept waiting for people to stop grabbing all the food off the plates so I could photograph them for you but alas, I only got one.
Folks, the food at Bica Bistro was DELICIOUS!
If you haven’t had a meal at Bica, please consider going this week. Your taste buds will thank me.
The first edition of First Bite featured Jamie Milverton, a local chef who makes the most amazing jams, chutneys and sauces which he sells at local Farmers Markets. He learned jams and relishes from his mum who won best in show every year.
I met Jamie the first time at The Big Pineapple. With his engaging smile and vast food knowledge, you’ll want to buy something from him. I know I did!
Jamie also teaches cooking classes and provides “the Ultimate Dinner Party” for those who just want to get it perfect every time. Jamie kindly donated several food items as a door prize.
Kylie’s launch party also auctioned off an antique Versailles mirror with proceeds going to Marayke’s Sporting Dreams Foundation. If you’d like to help someone realize their dream, click on the link to give someone a much needed boost. The foundation received $450 from the auction – well done!
The Bica Bistro was full of people wanting to show their support for Kylie and First Bite Magazine. Everyone I spoke with talked about how much they enjoyed the monthly Profile magazine and that it could only keep getting better and better, especially now that they’ve added a great new food section.
Want to advertise in an issue of Profile magazine? Contact Maree McGrath at maree [at] profilemag.com.au – I met her last night and she’s absolutely delightful and there’s nothing she doesn’t know.
I can’t wait for the 2nd edition! Profile magazine is a free publication on the Sunshine Coast and is available at high profile and high traffic areas around the coast between Caloundra and Noosa. In addition, the magazine is available online with over 6,000 subscribers. Not a subscriber to Profile? Click to get your copy of Profile every month! OR you can get a copy mailed to you for only $65 a year.