Chef’s cooking show onwheels
CHEF Josh Catalano is one step closer to realising his dream of showcasing WA’s stunning food to the rest of Australia.
He is about to begin filming a pilot of an innovative new cooking show that will take him up and down the coast seeking out local delicacies. The twist is, everything will be cooked on the back of his Toyota Hilux.
“The coast of Western Australia is full of so much beautiful food,” the former MasterChef contestant said.
“We are going to be boating, fishing, going to the beach and exploring farms. Given it’s a four-wheel drive, we can go anywhere and carry a lot of weight.”
He said he was looking forward to meeting the prawn trawler on the wharf at Exmouth and cooking mud crabs with the local elders at One Arm Point near Broome.
Josh, who works in his family’s seafood business Catalano’s, and also as a private chef, said he was grateful local businesses had supported his vision.
Winning Appliances equipped his truck with an oven, a three-burner cook top and a barbecue grill.
“I basically have a full kitchen on wheels,” Josh said.
“I tested it out at a Christmas party for a bunch of tradies the other week. I was able to park up in their workshop and I had fresh garlic prawns, clam pasta, grilled snapper and chilli mussels all cooking within 15 minutes. You usually wouldn’t even be able to set up in that time!”
Follow Josh’s journey at www.catalanos.net.au/josh.