Mel Alafaci (nee Townsend)

Brisbane, Australia

Queen of Culinary Bling reveals kitchen secrets
Living in the era of food porn innovation isn’t all peaches and cream. Having friends to dinner can be unnerving especially if they love posting on Facebook or Instagram. Fear not! Plating up food that will have your #foodie guests whipping out their smart phones posting amazing images #foodgasm #bestthingever is achievable with a little knowhow from the Queen of Culinary Bling, African-born Melanie Alafaci (nee Townsend)
Dubbed “Queen of Culinary Bling” by her students at Brisbane-based Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures Cooking School, Mel’s clever cooking approach focuses on simple recipes with time spent on presentation. The enthusiastic chef and cooking school owner says with a little knowhow anyone can plate up spectacular spreads similar to what you’d expect to see in five-star restaurants and you’ll be able to do it quickly and easily using products you have readily available in your cupboard, fridge or freezer.

Books by Mel Alafaci (nee Townsend)