Burdekin Readers’ & Writers’ Association Inc.

The Burdekin community,in the main, had never previously experienced a Readers’ & Writers’ Festival and their response was amazing. This was helped in no small way by yourself and the other guest authors . You were all so generous with your time, and your willingness to connect with the locals went down a treat.

Redland City Council Mayor Testimonial

Congratulations on having the Waste Not Want Not programme featured in the Cleveland Woolworths Shopping Centre. Dominique Rizzo is fabulous and personally I think she was the best choice to participate in this programme. The speedy pizza recipe is outstanding. Once again congratulations on having this programme in Cleveland good initiative by the Council.

Frances Thompson

Griffith University Testimonial

Dear Dominique,

I can’t thank you enough for choosing to work with us on the pilot study. The evaluation survey starts tonight and soon we will have some data to hand to tell us if Waste Not Want Not can deliver change in reducing food waste. Regardless of that outcome I know you can deliver wonderful recipes and I hope we can work together again in future.

I hope you enjoy the comment.


Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele | Director

Sommerville House Testimonial

“Marie, it was great!!! We all had a fantastic time, [Dominique] is such a wonderful person and presenter, thank you for sharing her with us.

Melissa Testimonial

Hi Jenni

Just wanted to pass on some feedback from Saturday night, everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the demonstration and the food. Please let Dominique know it has been non-stop talk around the office this morning about the night and the food. They all couldn’t believe some of the things they tried and loved.

The girls have all asked if we could get the recipe for the Sicilian Chickpea panelle, they loved it and saw how easy it could be made.

If you need any recommendations or testimonials we are happy to help out, l think it was one of the best Christmas parties we have had in a while.

Look forward to hearing from you.




Hello Dominique,

Firstly, thank you for the way that you presented the “Cooking School”.

Your skills and passion for food certainly came across in the delivery and left us all in awe of what we ended up creating.

The kitchen will never be safe from me again.

Kind regards


Rosemary Jones – Celebrity Chef Coordinator – Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival Committee

Dear Dom,


The Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival organizing committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance generously given to our 9th – 2011 Festival.

Once again, on a gorgeous May day, all of the visitors to our Festival were treated to a veritable feast of culinary inspirational delights, entertainment, local seasonal produce and provisions, great music, wonderful visual arts, delicious food and wine.

Your professional demonstrations really captured the imagination and taste buds of the crowds and I am sure you enjoyed meeting lots of your many fans. Thanks also for your endorsement and showcasing the excellent local produce of the region. All of the group who participated in Saturday’s Masterclass are still enthusing about what a wonderful, educational and enjoyable experience it was and are looking forward to receiving more information from you of your proposed tours to Sicily next year.

Once again, thanks Dom, your input to our 2011 Festival was just magic and we would love to have you back again.

very best wishes

Rosemary Jones,

Celebrity Chef Coordinator,

Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival Committee

Mark Dring – National Account Manager – Goodman Fielder Baking

Hi Dom,

We should be the ones thanking you. The stand and the feedback we received from retailers and Metcash certainly exceeded our expectations.

I certainly hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the future,

Thanks again.

Mark Dring

National Account Manager

Goodman Fielder Baking

Susan Teerds Chief Executive Officer, Kids Safe Queensland

Dear Dominique

Thank you for your support of the inaugural Kidsafe Day Cook-off in King George Square. The cook-off was hot and competitive but also so much fun and the food was delicious. The feedback from the teams was that they all had a ball and thought the challenges and the ingredients were terrific. Mostly they were very impressed with your commentary and participation.

We are determined to prevent terrible injury, injury deaths and disability to kids through community awareness and education and the cook-off certainly created an awareness that was unprecedented. Thank you for being a part of this amazing day.

You have helped us to raise awareness of this important work – keeping kids out of hospital!

I extend my sincere appreciation to you for all that you did for Kidsafe and for me.

Kind regards

Susan Teerds

Chief Executive Officer, Kids Safe Queensland

Corina (Sunshine Coast Ginger Festival 2012)

Hi Dominique

Here’s another story for your files from the Sunshine Coast Daily. It was a great Festival and the crowd numbers were really good. Your demonstrations certainly added to the excitement over the three days and thank you for joining us Dominique. We’re looking forward to working with you again!

Kind regards,
Corina (Sunshine Coast Ginger Festival 2012)