Chef’s cook­ing show on­wheels

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson­mu­ni­ d430601 By CE­LESTE GORRELL ANSTISS Chef Josh Cata­lano’s show will take him up and down the WA coast cook­ing from the back of his truck.

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.cata­

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