Matt Preston joins Gourmet Escape star line-up

Matt Preston will return to this year's Gourmet Escape event.
Matt Preston will return to this year's Gourmet Escape event.

MASTERCHEF’S well loved foodie Matt Preston has announced he will join the judging panel for the grand finale of WA’s Signature Dish at the Gourmet Village on November 22 as a part of this year’s Gourmet Escape.

Preston will join chefs Guillaume Brahimi and Shane Osborn to ultimately crown WA’s Signature Dish for 2015.

WA’s Signature Dish encourages amateur cooks and passionate foodies to submit a recipe that represents the flavours of WA, using one or more “hero ingredients” from the Gascoyne, Kimberley, Swan Valley and surrounds and Peel.

Eight of WA’s most talented home cooks will compete in a semi final cook-off event in Perth on October 14.

The four remaining semi-finalists will then work with a WA-based mentor chef to help them perfect their dish in preparation for the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale will see contestants battle it out onstage in the Gourmet Village in front of a huge crowd during a 60 minute live cook off event where they will prepare, cook and present their dish to the judges at the Miele Chef’s Theatre.

The winner of WA’s Signature Dish will receive a two day mentorship with Guillaume Brahimi at Bistro Guillaume in Crown Perth and a trip for two to a luxurious remote Western Australian location for a wine and dine experience.

Each of the final four dishes will be available to sample at a Buy West Eat Best pop up restaurant in the Gourmet Village, and tasters will have the opportunity to cast their vote in the People’s Choice WA’s Signature Dish Trophy awarded to the most popular regional dish.

The WA’s Signature Dish Grand Finale is one of many exciting events and activities taking place at the Gourmet Village over the weekend of November 21 and 22.

To view the range of events taking place visit gourmetescape.com.au and see the Gourmet Village page.

To purchase Gourmet Village tickets visit ticketek.com.au or call 132 849.

This story Matt Preston joins star line-up first appeared on Augusta-Margaret River Mail.