Brenda is a chef, author, cooking school teacher, presenter, recipe developer and start-up business visionary. She is also a food ambassador for the Scenic Rim region in Queensland. Brenda co-authored Eat Local — Food, Farming and Conversation in the Scenic Rim Volume 1 (2016) and Volume 2 (2018) with Christine Sharp, published by the Scenic Rim Regional Council. Her first cookbook, Wholehearted Food, was published by UQP in 2013, and she was honoured to be invited as the only female guest chef to contribute to QAGOMA’s award-winning book, Harvest, published in 2014. Brenda was a restaurateur and chef for over thirty years, and co-founded restaurant, catering business and cooking school Mondo Organics in Brisbane in 2000, which she later sold in 2015. Brenda is due to launch a new regional food tourism development on Tamborine Mountain in late 2020.