Moonlighting chef sticks to Community Love story started in Subi for couple
COMMUNITY Newspaper Group reporter Arylene Westlake-Jennings’ Cone Bay barramundi got pipped at the post by Jerolina Rankin’s Shark Bay wild prawns at the WA’s Signature Dish grand final last Sunday.
Rankin made a seafood broth with the Gascoyne prawns and was mentored by chef Peter Manifis.
Westlake-Jennings, who had Chris Taylor from Fraser’s as her mentor, said despite adding soy bean to her dish between the semi-final and final, Rankin produced the best dish on the day.
“Her dish changed quite a bit from the semi-final; her and her chef added more ingredients,” Westlake-Jennings said.
“It’s been a great experience just seeing what other cooks do in their kitchen.
“I got to work at Fraser’s for a couple of nights and that made me realise I’d like to stick to journalism.”
Judge Guillaume Brahimi said WA had some of the best produce in the world and Rankin’s dish represented the flavours of the Gascoyne region beautifully without overdoing it. FORMER City of Subiaco employees Chloe Jarvis and Daniel Binder married last month after their love story started in Subiaco.
The couple met at work and had their first date – a picnic lunch with food from The Red Chair Cafe – at Lake Jualbup.
Several former colleagues watched Chloe, whose dress was from Collezione Bridal Couture in West Perth, and Daniel exchange vows at a church in Hillarys on October 10.
The reception was at the Hillary’s Yacht Club.