Media & Awards
After self-publishing four cookbooks, Christelle signed a book contract with HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, in 2009. Their first book together was be published in April 2010. Christelle provided the text and photography for the book.
There were interviews of Christelle in April 2010 on TV3 Sunrise, in Parenting Magazine, Beauty New Zealand Magazine, North&South Magazine, Your Weekend Magazine, Northern Outlook, Hurunui News and on The Breeze, Radio New Zealand 9 to Noon programme, Newstalk ZB Wellington, More FM, Classic Hits Ashburton, Classic hits Rotorua and Newstalk ZB Tauranga for the promotion of her new book, Five Ways With....
Interviews were broadcast in 2005, 2006 and 2007 on CTV, RNZ, Kiwi FM and Plains FM as well as published in several newspapers and Next magazine.
Christelle took part in the Ladies' Litera-tea in Auckland in September 2006 alongside other well-known New Zealand writers including Judy Bailey and Julie Le Clerc.
Check out the story about Christelle and her family in the December 07-January 08 issue of Little Treasures magazine.
Christelle appeared on TVNZ Good Morning show (9am to 11am on TV1) on the 15th, 22nd and 29th of June 2006 and on 14th of September 2006 as well as on TV3 Sunrise programme in 2010 and on CTV on several occasions.
Five Ways With was reviewed in the following magazines around April 2010 - Life & Leisure, Healthy Options, Beauty New Zealand, Foodtown, Little Treasures, Tots to Teens and New Zealand Woman's Weekly among others.
Please click here to read magazine reviews. Many more were printed in national and local newspapers but it is not possible to reproduce them all on this website.
Fresh Start was nominated in the Best Children Cookbook category at the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.
Christelle won an award with Simply Irresistible French Desserts in the Best Cookbook Cover category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2005.
She received another award for French Fare in the Best French Cuisine book category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2006.
Christelle won an award again for Passion Chocolat in the Best Chocolate Book category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2007.
And again, Fresh Start received an award in the Best Children and Family Cookbook category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2008.
Check out this website for more details.
Tots to Teens Magazine
Christelle writes a regular nutrition and food for the bi-monthly Tots to Teens magazine.
Christelle has been writing a fortnightly food column for the Timaru Herald for several years. Check out her recipes in the lifestyle section of the newspaper.
Kiwi Parent Magazine
Christelle wrote a food column, "Christelle's Kitchen", for the bi-monthly Kiwi Parent magazine for several years. Check out her child-friendly recipes in each issue of Kiwi Parent magazine.
The Press & Waikato Times
Christelle wrote a monthly dessert column titled the "Dessert Queen" for Canterbury newspaper, The Press, as well as a monthly food column for the Waikato Times in 2008.
Women on Air
Women on Air is a 2-hour women's radio programme in Canterbury New Zealand, every Saturday morning from 10am - 12 midday, now in it's 15th year. The programme has broadcast one of Christelle's recipe every month between March 2008 and late 2009. If you miss it, you will be able to find it on the programme's website .
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