Sunshine Coast’s 4 Ingredients author wins international award
  • Monday 29 May 2017

Sunshine Coast businesswoman and writer of the successful 4 Ingredients cookbooks, Kim McCosker, has today been announced as the winner of the 2017 International Gourmand Award – Cookbooks Best Selling Author at the Gourmand Awards ceremony in Yantai, China.

The annual awards, which were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, honour the best food and wine books and food television in the world and have been compared to the ‘Oscars’ for the industry.

Kim McCosker’s 4 ingredients Slow Cooker book won the Cookbooks Best Selling Author against seven other shortlisted authors from Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the win was a huge achievement for Kim and well deserved following the success of the 4 Ingredients cookbook series.

“I want to pass on my congratualations to Kim – this is a huge achievement on an international scale,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Kim has worked hard to achieve this success and she is a great ambassador for our Sunshine Coast region.

“It’s wonderful to see the recognition of Kim’s hard work and dedication.
“Kim  is such an inspiration to many in our community, agreat supporter of small businesses in our region and is an  ‘I Fly Local’ ambassador for the Sunshine Coast Airport.

“Congratulations Kim. This award is very well deserved.”

Kim McCosker self-funded the 4 Ingredients project and sold the books door-to-door to maximise her zero budget marketing strategy.

She now has one of Australia’s fastest growing digital footprints. Her books are sold in  26 countries and printed in six languages.

More information about the Gourmand International awards is available at, or Kim McCosker’s 4 Ingredients at