Buy it if you get a Taste for it
MT Barker chicken lemon pepper kebabs and Harvey beef ribs are among West Australian premium produce on the menu at Perth Royal Show’s Taste of WA pavilion this year.
Perth’s top chefs, including WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey, will host cooking demonstrations using award-winning premium produce at the Show from September 24-October 1.
For the first time the public will be able to purchase the fresh food.
Hancey said the Taste of WA pavilion was new to the Show and would focus on premium produce winners from this year and previous shows.
He said there would also be local olive oil, scones, jams and Mandurah mullet.
“I encourage everyone to come down to the Show because it will be a great taste of WA,” Hancey said.
“There’ll be a food media stage where chefs will have a food conversation with Chrissy Morrissy telling people where all the food is from.”
Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) chief executive Peter Cooper, who once considered a career as a chef, said many traders at the Show went on to start successful businesses in WA.
Cooper said the RAS spent $4 million on competitions and showcases, with zero return for the business. “But that’s why we exist,” Cooper said. “We put all our money back in to the competitions like the Premium Produce Awards.”
WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey and RAS chief executive Peter Cooper cooking with WA produce as part of Taste WA.