CLOE’S TASTY TRIP A REAL KOREA MOVE
THE international culinary world is at Townsville chef Cloe Buckley’s feet.
The 24- year- old has been chosen to represent Australia at the Suwon food and culture festival in South Korea in September.
Miss Buckley will also take part in the Suwon Cooking Contest, a competition, described as a highlight of the festival, where chefs are given one hour to prepare a dish.
Miss Buckley, who is a demi chef at The Ville Re- sort- Casino’s Aqua restaurant and Spin Cafe is planning to serve up kangaroo cooked in Australian bush herbs such as lemon myrtle, finger limes and bush pepper.
“We will be feeding 1000 people a day and we are representing Australia,” she said. “It is a dream come true.”
Miss Buckley said the trip was about combining culinary expertise and cultural exchanges while strengthening Townsville’s sister city connection to Suwon.
Miss Buckley said she and seasoned restaurant chef Daniel Peters would travel together and take part in a range of activities designed to introduce South Korea to North Queensland cuisine.
The Ville food and beverage manager Brent Clark said Miss Buckley was one of 34 chefs employed at the casino and hotel and he was excited she had been invited to the event.
“She will be a great ambassador for The Ville and we wish her well in September,” Mr Clark said.