The line up of judges at this years Wok Off was pretty impressive.
Poh Ling Yeow’s food career began in the first season of MasterChef Australia,2009. Upon coming runner up in the finale, Poh thought she would return toa quiet life. Instead, Poh was offered her own cooking show, Poh’s Kitchen, toscreen nationally on ABC1. Things took off from there when in 2010 Poh fulfilled alifelong dream of publishing a cookbook, Poh’s Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures,which stayed in the top 10 Australian bestsellers list for six weeks. In 2011, asecond season of Poh’s Kitchen aired and in 2012 she’s kept up the hectic pace,competing in channel Ten’s MasterChef AllStars after which her third series withABC1, Poh’s Kitchen Lends a Hand, began screening to rave reviews.
WA food Ambassador Don Hancey is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most dynamic and innovative chefs who champions the cause of food producers, farmers and fishermen the length and breadth of regional WA. Don’s 35-year career has seen him win two gold plate awards for best country restaurant and he was recently presented with the Governor’s Award for Charity and Philanthropic works. His business Panorama Catering & Consulting now passionately promotes WA as an international food wine tourism destination.
Tracey Armstrong has worked in some of the best restaurants and diverse kitchens around the world from London to Azerbaijan. Tracey represented Australia in the World Culinary Olympics, worked as a private chef on the Sultan of Brunei’s luxury motor yacht, cooked for the Prime Minister, lectured apprentices and ran her own catering company and cooking school. She also produced and broadcast the radio program ‘The Kitchen Bench’ promoting local producers and the culinary talents of the Great Southern region.
The cook off was a lot of fun and I was pretty excited that they got to taste what I had made. They were pretty impressed that the pizza base, bread and butter was all home made and Poh could vouch that I was scurrying around the markets on Saturday morning sourcing fresh produce for the dish.