Woody Point to Host MasterChef Star at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Woody Point is set to host the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, featuring MasterChef Australia 2023 champion Brent Draper in his festival debut.

The picturesque Apex Park in Woody Point will transform into a food lover’s paradise from August 23-25, welcoming thousands of visitors to one of the state’s largest gastronomic events. The festival will showcase the best of local produce and culinary talent, with Draper as a star attraction.

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Draper will join an impressive roster of culinary experts including Matt Golinski, Dominique Rizzo, and Alastair McLeod. The lineup also features MasterChef alumni Adam Liaw and Georgia Barnes, promising a feast of culinary expertise for Woody Point residents and visitors alike.

“I am really pumped to see all the local produce and use it in my dishes,” Draper said, highlighting the opportunity to showcase Woody Point and the broader Moreton Bay region’s agricultural bounty.

Brent Draper: A MasterChef Journey

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Draper was initially selected to compete in series 13 of MasterChef Australia in 2021. Despite reaching the Top 13, Draper made the difficult decision to withdraw from the competition on June 13, citing mental health issues.

After receiving help and support, Draper made a triumphant return to MasterChef for series 15 in 2023. His comeback story reached its pinnacle on July 16, when he was crowned the winner, taking home a cash prize of $250,000.

The festival is expected to significantly boost Woody Point’s profile and local economy. Visitors will enjoy live cooking demonstrations, unique dining experiences, pop-up bars and restaurants, food trucks, market stalls, music, and hands-on workshops, all set against the backdrop of Woody Point’s stunning waterfront.

Published 8-July-2024