The next MasterChef Australia contestant might have been discovered at Logan’s famously multicultural Global Food Markets.
Representatives from Network Ten’s popular reality bites program were recently spotted at the Sunday markets, talking to locals and mingling with Logan’s fine food artisans.
Executive Producer Marty Benson, said places like The Global Food Markets are a wonderful reflection of the diverse food cultures in Australia.
“We are always on the lookout for talented amateur cooks and markets like these attract people who are passionate about food and cooking,” he said.
Logan is a culturally diverse community with residents from 217 different ethnic identities, speaking more than 50 different languages.
That diversity is reflected in the produce and cuisine on offer at the weekly Global Food Markets, run by Ethnic Communities Council of Logan Inc with support from Logan City Council.
The majority of the produce on sale is sourced from backyard gardens and community vegetable plots across the city and includes ingredients suited to Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Pacific Island cuisines.
In February this year British celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott attended the markets to film an upcoming TV cooking segment for his new series Ainsley’s Market Menu.