Jacqui has a PhD in history and is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Master’s Degree in gastronomy. Specialising in food culture and identity in colonial and settler-colonial contexts, her doctoral thesis examines food and food security in the founding of colonial New South Wales. Jacqui brings Sydney’s rich food heritage to life, adding flavour to SLM’s historic houses. She co-curated the ‘Eat Your History: A Shared Table’ exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is the ‘Cook’ in the blog, The Cook and the Curator and is author of the award winning book Eat Your History: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.
In addition to her food heritage projects, Jacqui curated the Enchanted valley digital interactive at Museum of Sydney and the End of Transportation exhibit at the Hyde Park Barracks.