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Join your favourite celebrity chefs and contestants at MASTERCHEF LIVE 2012


To celebrate the arrival of MasterChef Live 2012, Sydney Social 101 has an exclusive interview with Miguel Maestre to whet your appetite!


MasterChef Live 2012 invites budding chefs to get up close with the television program’s favourite contestants, as well as some of the nation’s most renowned chefs for an interactive food experience including demonstrations, cooking shows, and MasterClasses at the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries from 5 – 7 October 2012.


Now in its third year, the three day live event will feature an all-star line-up of top chefs including George Calombaris, Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Adriano Zumbo, Darren Robertson, Miguel Maestre, Vincent Gadan, Kylie Kwong and many more.


Here’s Sydney Social’s interview with renowned Sydney chef: Miguel Maestre:


The man himself: Miguel

SS:          How did you get involved with MC Live?


MM:      I gave a master class on Masterchef and a cooking challenge on Junior Masterchef which I thoroughly enjoyed.


SS:          What advice would you have for aspiring chefs?


MM:      Love what you do as this is the only way you can work 16 hour days


SS:          What is your favourite dish?


MM:      Spanish Paella because it defines where I am from and it’s a great dish for sharing with family and friends.


SS:          Where is your favourite place to eat in Sydney – expensive and cheap 


MM:      I love Golden Century and eating the king crab and for a delicious pizza I love Café Roma at Potts Point to see my friend Danielo.


SS:          Who inspires you?


MM:      My beautiful wife, gorgeous daughter and my mumma.


SS:          Tell me more about MC Live and what we can expect


MM:      You will see a lot of your favourite chefs, enjoy masterclasses and learn how to make Churros con chocolate with me. It’s a great outing for the whole family.


The MasterChef experience will continue for contestants from all series including names such as Alvin Quah, Hayden Quinn and Dani Venn. They will be joined by a selection of this year’s MasterChef finalists, demonstrating their culinary tricks in intimate cooking classes, demonstrations and theatres throughout the event.


Fans will have an opportunity to watch their favourite contestants in the Blanco Contestant’s Theatre as they re-create their signature dishes and share their skills and tricks honed throughout the show. Contestants will share intimate stories and highlights from behind the scenes and from their MasterChef experiences.


Budding foodies will also have an opportunity to learn from the best, with cooking classes by The Artisan Bakery with Laucke Flour, The Art of Patisse with Queen Fine Foods, Junior MasterChef with Kids Pantry, Casa Barilla Authentic Italian Cuisine and more to be announced soon.


This year also sees the return of the adrenalin induced fun of the Mystery Box Theatre, which will recreate the Mystery Box Challenge with MasterChef favourites including George Calombaris, Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Miguel Maestre and more. They will be joined in these action packed challenges by a selection of MasterChef All Stars contestants as well as Series Four favourites, providing fans with an exciting live arena experience.


MasterChef Live will feature Food Central in the heart of the show, which will include a sustainable garden by Three Blue Ducks, as well as Miss Chu Vietnamese Cuisine. Food Central will also include a national all time first, featuring an international street food component which will comprise of five of Sydney’s best food trucks including Agape Organic, Tsuru, Al Carbon, Eat Art Truck and Veggie Patch.


This ultimate foodie event turns Moore Park into a festival of food for three delicious days. The event provides foodies with the opportunity to cook, learn, eat and shop, whilst mingling with their favourite chefs, judges and contestants from MasterChef


The all-encompassing culinary event will also feature the Invention Test Theatre, Patak’s BBQ demonstrations, Ayams Asian Cuisine demonstrations as well as non-stop interactive MasterClasses, hands-on cooking schools, junior workshops, Q&A sessions and top quality producers.


Tickets are available through Ticketek at *Booking fees apply. For more information on the event, visit

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