Clash in the kitchen

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Bar­clay White Bar­clay.White@south bur­nett­

HOWdo you make a re­ally good burger in 15 min­utes?

That was the chal­lenge for a few lo­cal iden­ti­ties at the Mun­dub­bera Show as nine cooks put their tal­ents to the test in the Celebrity Cook-Off.

The brain­child of Paul Dare, from Bendigo Bank Mun­dub­bera, saw nine well-known lo­cals do their best and their not so best to be crowned the king cook.

For­mer Deputy Pre­mier and Mem­ber for Cal­lide Jeff Seeney spent a lit­tle too long firm­ing his patty and not enough time cooking it.

“That’s why they call it a patty, you’ve got to pat it,” he said.

Us­ing the same mince and sal­ads, the only edge other than cooking skill was a se­cret in­gre­di­ent brought from home.

Rose­mary, fresh herbs and caramelised onions were all brought in, but in the end it might have gone down to how well the meat was cooked.

Af­ter as­sess­ing the fin­ished burg­ers, An­drew Bre­itkopf, from Mun­dub­bera Three Rivers Tourist Park, was crowned the king of the kitchen.

He used a bit of fetta and some caramelised onion,

KITCHEN KING: An­drew Bre­itkopf (left) was de­clared the king of the cooks at the Mun­dub­bera Show cook-off. but said it was the way he cooked his beef that mat­tered.

“It’s got to be well done, you can’t un­der­cook it.”


LEFT: Miss Show­girl Lynette Vi­cary shows off her skills.

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