Celebrity chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge is headed to the region for Taste Bundaberg Festival cooking demonstrations, book signings and an exclusive culinary masterclass.
The masterclass will give locals the opportunity to create a delicious main course and dessert from locally sourced produce, perfectly paired with selected beverages.
The intimate masterclass will be remembered long after the experience with branded aprons, an essential utensils pack and a Colin Fassnidge cookbook gifted to all participants.
Colin said he was excited to take part in the Taste Bundaberg Festival and his first visit to the region.
“I’m really looking forward to visiting Bundaberg for the first time, I’ve heard great things about the region,” he said.
“I love going to regional festivals, trying the local produce and meeting the people who make it, so Taste Bundaberg is right up my alley.
“I’ll be doing a couple of demonstrations on stage, a masterclass, book signings, so come down and meet me there!”
The celebrity chef rose to fame when his no-nonsense approach earnt him a spot as a judge on Channel 7’s hit show My Kitchen Rules.
He has also gone on to establish his own show ‘Colin’s Ireland’.
Known for his nose-to-tail cooking philosophy, Colin believes the secret to cooking a great dish is planning and ‘having a bit of love for the food’.
Colin recently released his long awaited second cookbook, The Commonsense Cook, in 2020.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said securing Colin for the Taste Bundaberg Festival was a coup for the region.
“It’s not every day you have the chance to participate in a masterclass with a two-hat chef such as Colin Fassnidge!” he said.
“Not only will Colin grace us with his knowledge and expertise in his masterclasses, he will also be a special guest at the Taste Bundaberg Farmers Market where he will showcase his skill in live cooking demonstrations.
“I encourage everyone to take a look at the extensive program, as I can guarantee there will be an event for you in the fantastic line up.”
You can find the full Taste Bundaberg Festival program here, with tickets for events on sale on Monday 27 June at 12 noon.
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