Rowie Dillon is Australia’s Queen of gluten-free cooking a highly respected and industry recognised leader in the free-from baking space. She has a passion for great food, culinary design and is protective about her diet. As an experimental cook Rowie investigated ways of dealing with her body’s digestive intolerances.
In 2000 Rowie’s Cakes was created – a kitchen where every wickedly delicious morsel that leaves the kitchen is 100% wheat free, dairy free and gluten free. Her Rowie’s Cakes range of products is testament to the fact that it is possible for naughty tasting food to be good for you.
Rowie’ Cakes has a growing team of over 30 staff which operates out of a factory in Alexandria, and supplies gluten free treats in the sky on board Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad, Emirates and Tigerair airways as well as supplying Woolworths, David Jones and many more retail stores and many of Sydney’s finest and hatted restaurants such as Quay and Bennelong.
Rowie has baked for Ellen DeGeneres, Cate Blanchett, Mick Jagger, Geri Halliwell, Baz Luhrmann, Nicole Kidman, Tobey Maguire, Gerard Butler, Mick Jagger and many other celebrities and notaries including politicians.
Rowie is the author of two cookbooks; Indulge and the Power of Flour.
A regular cook on Studio 10 and Let’s Do Coffee (Channel Ten) with Jason Roberts, Rowie has also appeared on Live Well, The Morning Show (Seven Network) and Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield. Rowie has contributed to Delicious Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Gluten Free Life magazine and also spoken on ABC Radio.
Rowie donates her time generously with Sydney Children’s Hospital; supporting “Kids in the Kitchen” classes to help children gain a better and more fun understanding of Good Food Habits and also supports the Red Cross Big Cake Bake and is as an Ambassador for Diabetes NSW.
Rowie regularly appears as a live cooking demonstrator at Culinary Events such as the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show, Taste of Sydney, the Good Food and Wine Shows and the Royal Easter Show.
As a woman in Global Business; Rowie was honoured to be part of the Women in Global Business Programme inspiring Indonesian women in business on International Women’s Day in March 2016.