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WA's Celebrity Signature Dish 2017

WA’s best-known cooking competition is back but with a twist, as four celebrities enter the mix to see which dish will be crowned WA’s Celebrity Signature Dish for 2017. Presented by the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Buy West Eat Best program; following the success of their 2014 and 2015 campaigns, Buy West Eat Best will be extending their search beyond amateur cooks, seeking to find WA’s best Celebrity Signature Dish.

Buy West Eat Best and WA Day have partnered to promote and launch the competition billed as a feature event during the WA Day Festival weekend program of activity. Four of WA’s leading media, lifestyle and sporting personalities have been chosen to compete in a 60 minute cook-off to be held on Centre Stage at the 2017 WA Day Festival to determine the winner. Each celebrity contestant will represent one of the State’s four major food producing regions including the Kimberley, Peel, Southern Forests and Swan Valley; and will prepare and cook a dish that represents the flavours of our State on a plate using the best of WA produce.

The cook-off event celebrity talent, partner chef and regions include:

Kimberley Region
Partnered by: Kimberley Development Commission
Talent: Pete Curulli, mix94.5 ‘Lisa & Pete’
Chef: Pete Manifis, Passion Meets Purveyor

Swan Valley Region
Partnered by: City of Swan
Talent: Justin Langer, Famous Australian cricketer, WACA Coach
Chef: Caroline Taylor, The Humane Foodist

Peel Region
Partnered by: Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO)
Talent: Mark Gibson, Channel 7's Today Tonight
Chef: Kenny McHardy, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Southern Forests Region
Partnered by: Southern Forests Food Council
Talent: Rayne Embley, Perth Lifestyle Blogger
Chef: Ollie Gould, Shorehouse

A prestigious judging panel will make the ultimate decision on our State’s dish, including Dan Masters (Rockpool), Anna Gare and Robert Broadfield with the cook-off event hosted by Scott Taylor. Over 40,000 are expected to attend the WA Day Festival at Elizabeth Quay and the cook-off will commence at 1.30pm on Sunday 4 June.


WA's Celebrity Signature Dish