You can be part of our exciting new book


Noosa’s favourite eating places & food providores

When it comes to food, we all know Noosa is special.

Cook Noosa will be a collection of the best dishes from the best chefs in town, beautifully presented in a full-colour, 21x26cm, hardcover volume.

As one of Noosa’s favourite eating places or food providores, you have the chance to bring your brand into homes and kitchens across the Sunshine Coast, Australia and beyond.

Put your name (and food) on everybody’s lips and get yourself in Cook Noosa! Participation is by invitation only and won't cost you anything.

Book cover painting by Lisa Morgan "Look Out Noosa.
Book cover painting by Lisa Morgan "Look Out Noosa.

We look forward to receiving your submission. There is no cost to participate.

We need:

  • 1 high resolution photo of your dish, establishment or staff.

  • Word file or text document with:

    • your recipe’s name

    • ingredients list (quantities in metric please, and enough to serve 4-6 people)
    • cooking/preparation instructions

    • serving suggestion
chef/cook’s name
the name of your business and just one sentence that describes it

Cook Noosa dropbox

Have recipes but no photos?

We all know ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ and we want your food to leap off the page. If you need a helping hand taking a professional photo that does justice to your recipe, here are a couple of photographers that are offering a special price for Cook Noosa photos. Please contact them directly.

Anastasia Kariofyllidis
Mob. 0409428790

Daniel Hine
Mob. 0435042424

Questions? We'd love to hear from you!

Leesa Gordon
Mob. 0427274165

Book distribution and sales

We are planning on selling the book across book and gift shops on the Sunshine Coast and online.

All our contributors will receive a complimentary copy.

Would you like to sell books at your premises?

If you want copies of Cook Noosa to sell at your premises, please contact us for wholesale prices and to ensure enough copies are printed to include your order.

Our contribution

Cook Noosa proudly supports OzHarvest and will be making an annual donation to this charity from the sale of the Cook Noosa book.

We're social

Our Instagram feed is already featuring Noosa’s best. You can be here too!



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About us

Andrew, Leesa & Charlie Watson

We love food. Preparing it, eating it, reading about it, looking at it, dreaming about it, and travelling for it.

We’ll happily travel to a remote Korean village just because it has the best bibimbap in the world.

Years ago, we headed out to explore the world’s cuisines. We cooked our way through the UK, France, Italy, Cyprus, the States and more. Working in ski chalets and super-yachts, wherever we ended up, we loved learning about the local food.

Fourteen years later, in Japan on a sake-ramen-sushi tour, we cooked up our most perfect creation: our son Charlie. Looking for a family home, a visit to the Noosa Farmers Market settled it and after 11 years in Noosa, we love it as much as ever.

So why Cook Noosa, the book? Because all three of us know that Noosa’s food scene – the incredible restaurants, cafés, food vans, boutique butchers, farms and fresh market produce – is just amazing and want to share the best of it with everyone.

Don't miss out

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Contact us

Leesa Gordon
Mob. 0427274165

Noosa, Australia


By submitting your recipe and photographs, you confirm that you own all submitted materials and give Cook Noosa full rights to publish them in print, online, and on social media and any other form of promotion. In return, we promise to credit you as the originator and source of the recipe. Cook Noosa reserves the right to make any necessary changes to submitted materials prior to publication to ensure a consistent standard of presentation.

Finally, space is sadly limited and we may not be able to publish every submission. When choosing which recipes to publish, we balance two criteria: 1) we want the best recipes; and 2) we want a wide range of recipes that truly represent the Noosa food scene.