TV & Media

Why Are We Fat?

2016

Presenter

Upcoming documentary series. More info coming soon.

MasterChef New Zealand

5 seasons (2010-2014)

Presenter, judge and master class demonstrator.

Reality television cooking series.

SHINE Group, distribution company

Imagination Television, production company.

Broadcaster TV ONE New Zealand, TVNZ (Television New Zealand) network

3 nights per week for 27 episodes and 6 master class episodes per season.

#1 rated reality show on New Zealand television and highly rated across all New Zealand TV channels each night it aired. Broadcast in multiple countries around the world.

Descent From Disaster

Episode 2 (2013)

Presenter, documentary series.

Screentime production and distribution company.

Broadcaster TV ONE New Zealand, TVNZ (Television New Zealand) network.

Season 1 - 1 episode x 1 hour, 9.30pm primetime slot.

#5 best rated programme across all New Zealand TV channels for 7.30-11.00pm slots.

This six-part historical documentary series is hosted by high-profile New Zealanders such as Simon Gault. These hosts revisit six of New Zealand’s darkest days. They travel the length and breadth of the country, bringing history alive through the eyes of descendants of some of New Zealand’s deadliest disasters.

Simon, an avid pilot himself, investigates the horrific story of the 1963 DC3 plane disaster that crashed into the Kaimai Ranges.

Chef on a Mission

1 season (2011)

Presenter

Food/lifestyle documentary series.

Imagination Television, production company.

Broadcaster TV ONE New Zealand, TVNZ (Television New Zealand) network.

6 x 1 hour, 8.30pm primetime slot

#2 or 3 best rated programme across all New Zealand TV channels for 7.30-11.00pm slots. Chef on a Mission has broadcast in multiple countries around the world.

Simon takes his ideas about food, nutrition and flavour right to the heartland - and the people who live and work there.

He has to dish up big food fast as he caters for hungry hordes of people around the country. Simon’s challenge is to experience their way of life, taste their meals - then see if he can make

a difference to the way they eat. Where possible he must cook in their kitchens, using only local ingredients and keeping within their normal budget. And then he has to cook – well enough to impress some of the toughest customers in the country. It’s a culinary journey that will push him to the limit.

As much as it is about good food, Chef On A Mission is also about the stunning locations and the brilliant characters Simon encounters along the way.

Intrepid Journeys

Episode 56 (2011)

Presenter, travel documentary series.

Jam TV, production company.

Broadcaster TV ONE New Zealand, TVNZ (Television New Zealand) network.

Season 8 - 1 episode, x 1 hour, 8.30pm primetime slot

Multi award winning series broadcasted in multiple countries around the world including airing on the Travel Channel in the UK.

#4 best rated programme across all New Zealand TV channels for 7.30-11.00pm slots.

Simon travelled to Turkey and Iran to experience local life in this engaging travel/lifestyle series.

Simon also routinely does interviews and features for media across all mediums, live and pre-record - tv, press, radio and online.

He has also done many live cooking demonstrations on TV One’s Good Morning Show. This normally contains 3 live cooking segments of roughly 7 minutes each.

He has been a weekly columnist for New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. He has authored 4 cookbooks, Modern Classics, Homemade, Nourish and Simon Gault Cooks as well as contributed to a variety of cookbooks such as MasterChef New Zealand Cookbooks Volume One and Two.