Maggie Beer is one of Australia’s best-known culinary icons and with her husband, Colin, the founders of Maggie Beer Products. A respected mentor to many, she is celebrated for her entrepreneurial skills and natural leadership abilities in the gourmet food arena. Maggie’s fame has been built on a career that spans farming, food production, exporting, food writing and television presenting.
As part of the 2010 Australia Day Awards, Maggie was honoured with winning Senior Australian of the Year, in recognition of her focus on cooking with seasonal produce. The following year Maggie became the 2011 South Australian of the Year and in addition to these achievements, Maggie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her service to tourism and hospitality on Australia Day 2012. In September, 2013 Maggie received a Doctor of Business honoris causa from Macquarie University. And most recently Maggie found herself starring on a postage stamp as one of the winners of the Australia Post Australian Legends Award.
We are very proud to have Maggie as the patron of ‘Dignity in Care – Australia’