Team South Burnett
Team South Burnett is a group of dedicated professional
chefsthat compete in the [http://www.tasting-australia.com.au/LifeStyle LifeStyle FOOD Channel Australian Regional Culinary Competition] .
All team members hale from the
South Burnettregion, which is located in South East Queensland, Australia- approximately two hours drive from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbaneor Fraser Coast. The South Burnett is an area rich in history, agriculture, wineries and welcoming country towns. It is also the home of the majestic Bunya Mountains.
In 2003 and 2007, the culinary team competed at the cooking competition, which is held as a key event of
Tasting Australia is a biannual festival of Australian wine and food held in the
South Australiancapital of Adelaidein October. It was launched in 1997 by Ian Parmenterand David Evans, for which they were awarded a Jaguar Award for Excellencein 2001 from the Gourmet Traveller. It attracts more than 200 national and international journalists, and several thousands of visitors.
Team South Burnett was formed on March 9 2002, at the [http://winefood.southburnett.com.au/ Tarong Mine Wine and Food in the Park Festival] . The festival is held annually in Memorial Park,
The festival featured the first annual [http://www.pca.com.au/first_page_cat.php?xd=bycat&dd=&pre=1&ct=9.52+PCA+Cook-Off&dm=dm South Burnett Culinary Competition] , with a judging panel comprised of
Alison Alexander(Food Consultant), [http://www.palatablepartners.com.au/profile.html John McDonald] (Fine Food Providor) and [http://fordonfood.blogspot.com/2006/05/jason-ford.html Jason Ford] (Chef).
John McDonald saw great potential in the competing chefs, and their regionally inspired dishes and urged Jason Ford to lead a team at the [http://www.tasting-australia.com.au/tasting/content/arcc/index.aspx 2003 LifeStyle Food Channel Australian Regional Culinary Competition] . He regarded the South Burnett as a burgeoning wine and food tourism region and suggested that exposure at a national event would lead to positive outcomes.
Jason accepted John’s advice and assembled a team by the end of the day.
After raising $20,000 (
AUD) in local financial partnerships, Team South Burnett travelled to Adelaide, South Australia and represented their region against 30 other Australian teams.
Team South Burnett where ultimately unable to achieve a placing in the top three positions. However, in their debut at the internationally renowned culinary competition, they outscored the defending gold medalists [http://www.tasting-australia.com.au/tasting/content/arcc/previous.aspx Team Hunter Valley] .
And, in 2007 they placed in the top ten teams.
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDooWQJCBcM Click here] , to view footage of Team South Burnett competing at the 2003 LifeStyle Channel Australian Regional Culinary Competition
South Burnett, Queensland, Australia
* [http://sblga.asn.au/index.php?start_from=60&ucat=&archive=&subaction=&id=& SBLGA Article 06/10/2003]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDooWQJCBcM LifeStyle Channel 07/10/2003]
* [http://www.pca.com.au/articles.php?rc=169 PCA Article 13/10/2003]
* [http://blip.tv/file/get/TeamSouthBurnett-TeamSouthBurnettWINNews28122006513.wmv/ WIN News 28/11/2006]
* [http://www.tasting-australia.com.au/608.htm Events South Australia Article 20/07/2007]
* [http://www.teamsouthburnett.com/ Team South Burnett website]
* [http://www.tasting-australia.com.au/ Tasting Australia website]
* [http://www.southburnett.com.au/ South Burnett Online website]
* [http://www.cuisine.southburnett.com.au/ South Burnett Cuisine website]
* [http://www.southburnettwine.com.au South Burnett Wine website]
* [http://www.tourism.southburnett.com.au South Burnett Tourism website]
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