Cooking on a campfire, fishing, hunting, plucking wild food from trees – that was Lynton Tapp’s introduction to food. This Aussie “man of the land” was raised on his family’s cattle station in the remote Roper River region of the Northern Territory, he could ride a horse before he could walk and was working as a station hand by the time he was 10. Lynton’s love of local and Australian produce blossomed in these formative years on his family’s properties.
Lynton came to public attention in 2013 on MasterChef Australia. Dubbed “The Stockman”, he was the series runner-up and made the most of the opportunities it delivered. He became the face of Earth Hour Australia and hosted its documentary, Appetite for Change, focussing on the difficulties farmers are facing due to climate change. He was also involved in Tourism Australia’s initiative, Restaurant Australia, cooking for the Duchess of Cornwall in London on Australia Day 2015.
In 2016 Lynton released his debut cookbook, Outback Pantry, and hosted his first episodes of A Taste of Travel and My Market Kitchen, both on Channel 10. Based in Melbourne, Lynton spends his time between raising his son Atticus, creating engaging content through his production company along with getting his new food business going.
Through his family’s connections with the land and his extensive history in rural Australia, he has a strong reputation in Australian media as a key advocate for Aussie farmers.
With a successful career in restaurants and lifestyle programming, Lynton offers end to end content creation and live events for brands and companies, working with some of Australia’s most trusted food companies including Red Island Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Woolworths, SBS, Queen Victoria Market, BIG W, ABC and BBQ’s Galore.
Lynton is actively taking on new proposals and partnerships and for any further information please get in touch via the contact form and let’s have a chat.