COOKING UP A STORM: Charlie Preen, Surfing the Menu hosts Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill and Sandy Hapgood on a bareboat during filming for ABC's Surfing The Menu: Next Generation Whitsundays episode. Photo contributed.
COOKING UP A STORM: Charlie Preen, Surfing the Menu hosts Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill and Sandy Hapgood on a bareboat during filming for ABC's Surfing The Menu: Next Generation Whitsundays episode. Photo contributed. Contributed

TV show surfs to the Whitsundays

ABC's popular cooking program Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation will shine a light on the stunning Whitsunday region and its local produce on Sunday.

Past Master Chef Australia contestants Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn host the popular cooking show, which takes them around Australia preparing meals with the vast range of Australian produce.

Sharon McNally from the Whitsunday group #GoBareboating said it was an exciting opportunity for the whole region.

"It's great for the region's produce and it ties everything together," she said.

"There are a lot of things incorporated into the episode."

Ms McNally said the show showcased the cultural side of the region including its strong Aboriginal culture.

Her involvement came as while on their trip to the sunny tropics, Dan and Hayden were treated to a few days on a bareboat and even got to spend some time stand up paddle boarding.

The boys tried their luck at fishing, spent some time snorkelling on the reef and got to visit an ancient aboriginal cave.

Getting a taste of what we have to offer, Hayden will be cooking Morton Bay Bug Rolls, while Dan cooks up Harissa Fish with flatbread and yoghurt, during the program on Sunday night.

Catch the Whitsundays on Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation this Sunday, July 10 on ABC at 6pm.


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