Master Chef comes to stay at Cape Lodge

Gary Mehigan, Master Chef and Tony Howell, Cape LodgeThe build up to Master Chef was intense. Brilliant, but intense.

The day of filming and cooking on the Busselton Jetty was the culmination of a full week of hospitality for the Master Chef team here at Cape Lodge.

We enjoyed the company of judges George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston plus the challenger team at dinner each night leading up to the filming. You could say that my kitchen crew were there with me giving a Master Chef performance every night that week.

During their week at Cape Lodge, the challengers spent their time in the cook off at Margaret River’s Clairault Wines, nearby the South West’s oldest stand of old growth Jarrah in a typically stunning local landscape.

I’m passionate about our corner of Western Australia, along with it’s premium produce. Like a lot of the expatriate population here ‘down south’ I arrived for a summer of surfing about 15 years back and haven’t gone home yet.

Now Master Chef has given you a snapshot view of just some of the what the Margaret River region offers, why not take some time to spend some time in our backyard.

Take a look at what’s on offer at Cape Lodge, Clairault and Busselton Jetty here.