Poh Ling Yeow

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Poh Ling Yeow

Poh’s food career began in the first season of TEN’s MasterChef Australia in 2009. Shortly after she was offered her own cooking show, Poh’s Kitchen, to be screened nationally on ABC 1. Poh’s Kitchen ran for three consecutive seasons with the third season Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand screening to rave reviews.

In 2015 Poh found a new TV home on SBS with her series Poh & Co, a fly on the wall look into her hectic life as a cook, an artist, and small business owner. The show proved a hit and SBS immediately commissioned an expanded second season of 9 episodes. And yes, there’s more TV in the pipeline with shooting rumoured to start mid 2019!

Running in parallel with her career as a TV chef is Poh’s venture into the world of food writing. In 2010 she fulfilled a lifelong dream of publishing her first cookbook, Poh’s Kitchen – My Cooking Adventures, which stayed in the top ten Australian bestsellers list for six weeks. Four years on Poh’s second cook book with HarperCollins, titled Same Same but Different was released. Publishing interest continued to grow and a new deal was then signed with Murdoch Publishing for her third cookbook Poh Bakes A Hundred Greats, which was on shelves in time for Christmas 2017.

Despite her already overflowing schedule as a TV presenter and author Poh still finds time to pursue a third career as a visual artist, painting professionally for over ten years with 14 solo exhibitions under her belt. Represented by galleries in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide her work appears in private and corporate collections throughout Australia as well as abroad.


Poh & Co
Poh Ling Yeow cooking Malaysian Nyonya Chicken Curry and Roti Canai
Poh Ling Yeow on ABC’s “Talking Heads”
Poh’s Kitchen – Orange Chiffon Cake
Poh Ling Yeow’s exclusive interview with Selector Magazine


“Poh brings a natural curiosity, a warm, an honesty and a terrific sense of humour to the screen. She will share her unique, innovative and very exiting approach to food and I’m sure will continue to surprise us”
Jennifer Collins, ABC

“Poh was an absolute delight to work with and very well received by the public.  Early figures have shown a 20% increase in our festival number which predominately can be attributed to the extra publicity having someone like Poh brings to the festival.  Poh really appreciated and got what a little country festival is all about and really helped up celebrate the passion of our local farms and the amazing produce that they produce.  Coupling this with the art side of our festival and Poh fitted the purpose like a glove.”
Vivienne McCollum – Hampton Food & Arts Festival