Kaitlyn’s Masterchef call-up
Monday, 18th July, 2011
One young local girl with a passion for cooking is working hard to be on the next season of Junior Masterchef.
Kaitlyn Douglas (10) has been learning how to cook for five years and her dedication has paid off after she was recently accepted to a try-out for the Junior Masterchef competition.
The Astra’s Maryanne Trinder said she has known Kaitlyn for a few years and recently has been helping her learn different cooking techniques
“Kaitlyn has a real passion for cooking. That is what makes a chef, a passion for cooking,” Mrs Trinder said.
“My advice is kick back, relax and enjoy the experience.”
Kaitlyn said she has wanted since last year to be in Junior Masterchef and after applying online she was excited to find out she had been accepted.
“What I’ve heard is that you do a cook-off and (the judges) taste your food and decide who will go into Masterchef,” Kaitlyn said.
Junior Masterchef is similar to the Channel 10 show Masterchef Australia. The only difference is, it is for children aged between eight and 12.
Kaitlyn likes cooking savoury and sweet foods like quick chop-suey, sweet chicken chilli noodles, brownies and custard fruit tarts.
She said her family was very excited and proud to see her be accepted.
Kaitlyn will travel to Sydney to compete in the preliminary cook-off on August 1.
Mrs Trinder said the staff at the Astra want to get behind Kaitlyn and support her.
She said next Saturday a fundraiser will be held for her at Red Lush and locals will get a chance to taste her cooking.
“We will have a cake and coffee day for $6.90 from 10am to 12 pm,” she said.
Mrs Trinder said the money raised will go towards airfares and accommodation.