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Alastair McLeod and Matt Golinski headline Skygate Masterclass.

18 November 2013

 

Skygate will host two of Queensland’s favourite chefs at the annual free Christmas Masterclass on Saturday 7 December 2013.The ever popular Alastair McLeod said he is excited to be joined this year by his great mate, Sunshine Coast-based Matt Golinski.“Matt is a wonderful chef and I am looking forward to working with him to showcase some of Queensland’s great produce available at Skygate,” Alastair said.

 

Alastair can’t wait to share a couple of his favourite recipes including a modern twist to the classic Pavlova.

 

“I will be reinventing the traditional holiday turkey with some wonderful flavours as well as sharing my secrets of the festive Pavlova,” he said.The delicious recipes will showcase the fruit and veg available at Woolworths and award winning Clancyjames meat, paired with the perfect wine from Dan Murphy’s.

 

Matt will be cooking up the tastes of summer, with King prawns and chicken on the menu.

 

“Alastair and I share a passion for using fresh, local produce,” Matt said. “I like to eat fresh simply-prepared meals that are healthy and made with love.”There is a lot of love between Matt and Alastair who have been friends for over a decade including many years working together on the television program Ready Steady Cook.“Matt's a great mate and I have enormous respect for him as a chef and as a person. We both really enjoy doing these cooking demonstrations together,” Alastair said.“We met 12 years ago on an educational trip to the Yarra Valley learning about salmon roe. We bonded over learning how to hand-milk the salmon; which I can tell you is a unique experience!”

 

Alastair’s stories, Irish humor and cooking games with the audience have been a clear highlight of the annual Masterclass event, and this year will be no different.“There will be lots of shenanigans! Plus lots of great food of course,” Alastair said.Audience members can take home recipe booklets, and purchase all of the ingredients needed at The Village Markets to recreate the magic at home.As well as cooking demonstrations, there will be samples, Dan Murphy’s wine matches, games, giveaways and free gingerbread decorating for the kids.

 

Event Details:

  • 11am – 12.40pm - Matt Golinski 
  • 2pm – 3.30pm - Alastair McLeod 
  • 10am – 3pm - Gingerbread decorating

No bookings are required to attend the Masterclass, just turn up on the day! For more information visit www.skygate.com.au.

Skygate is located at the entrance to Brisbane Airport, just off Airport Drive.

 

About Matt Golinski: Matt Golinski is a highly regarded Australian chef, well known as one of the original team of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Matt is a founding partner of Rolling Dolmade catering and was Executive Chef at Ricky Ricardo’s restaurant in Noosa Heads. Matt has taken his passion for cooking flavour-packed food using local ingredients across the world, and is a champion of artisan primary producers and a generous mentor to keen young chefs. Matt is recovering from a fire in 2011 that tragically claimed the lives of his wife and three daughters and left him fighting for hAbout Matt Golinski: Matt Golinski is a highly regarded Australian chef, well known as one of the original team of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Matt is a founding partner of Rolling Dolmade catering and was Executive Chef at Ricky Ricardo’s restaurant in Noosa Heads. Matt has taken his passion for cooking flavour-packed food using local ingredients across the world, and is a champion of artisan primary producers and a generous mentor to keen young chefs. Matt is recovering from a fire in 2011 that tragically claimed the lives of his wife and three daughters and left him fighting for his life with third degree burns to over 40% of his body. Matt requires further surgery before returning to the commercial kitchen and continues to work at his recovery whilst honouring the memory of his beautiful family by helping others

 

About Alastair McLeod: Alastair McLeod is an Irish-born, Brisbane-based celebrity chef with culinary experience from all corners of the globe. Alastair is well known through his many television appearances.

He is a regular on ‘Ready Steady Cook’, ‘Queensland Weekender’ and also his own, television show ‘Off the Eaten Track’. Alastair was classically trained as a chef in Europe and his past career includes tenures as chef at a number of Michelin listed restaurants including Roscoff in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Da Giovanni restaurant in Torino, Italy

 

About  Skygate: Skygate is a vibrant retail, commercial and lifestyle precinct brimming with fashion, food, art and leisure. It’s home to more than 130 retail, café and dining options, including DFO, Queensland’s only 24-hour Woolworths and a 4.5 star Novotel hotel. Find out more at http://www.skygate.com.auAbout BNE: Brisbane Airport is the front door to Queensland operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It operates two major terminals which service 29 airlines flying to 43 national and 28 international destinations. In FY13 more than 21.6 million passengers travelled thorough BNE.

 

About BNE: Brisbane Airport is the front door to Queensland operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It operates two major terminals which service 29 airlines flying to 43 national and 28 international destinations. In FY13 more than 21.6 million passengers travelled thorough BNE. BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport nationally and internationally including being ranked as Australia’s No. 1 airport for quality of service nine years in a row by the ACCC and 2nd in 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards Best Airports in Australia/Pacific.

 

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