MasterChef runner-up will bring masterclass to Bribie Island

MasterChef Australia 2015 runner-up, Georgia Barnes, will take guests on a masterclass journey in a brand new food and agricultural event on Friday, October 21 at Sandstone Point Hotel.

Local Tastes will bring together local producers and suppliers for a collaborative B2B event from 10.30am-4.00pm, showcasing the very best produce from the Moreton Bay Region.

Since gracing our screens on MasterChef, Georgia Barnes has not looked back, and knows personally the quality of produce from the Moreton Bay Region.

“To be involved in an event such as Local Tastes is a complete honour,” said Georgia. “The Moreton Bay Region is home for me and I’m incredibly passionate about supporting our community, local farmers and producers.”

Hosted by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT), Local Tastes will feature a tasting fair, wine tasting, two-course lunch, and a series of masterclasses from local experts.

MBRIT CEO, Mr Shane Newcombe, believes an event like Local Tastes is well overdue.

“We’ve got incredible local producers and suppliers based in the Moreton Bay Region,” said Mr Newcombe. “Local Tastes provides a platform for local suppliers to present masterclass sessions in their field of expertise, and share their secrets behind yielding the best from food.”

The event also features a two course lunch, beverages, live entertainment, and concludes with an exclusive business networking event held in the Sandstone Point Hotel Waterview Bar.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said Local Tastes would showcase some of the region’s finest artisanal foods and dishes, and the local pioneers championing them.

“The Moreton Bay Region’s famous waters and diverse environment means fresh, local produce is plentiful, and Local Tastes gives you the best seat in the house to experience the boutique foods and rustic dishes that are coming out of our very own acclaimed restaurants and cafes,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Cafes, restaurants and local taverns like the Sandstone Point Hotel contribute to our region’s $787 million food services and accommodation industry, which is why events like Local Tastes are an important showcase for the great artisanal, farm-to-plate community our region has and for promoting economic development in our region.”

Mayor Sutherland said with local experts chefs, farmers and wine makers all sharing their tricks of the trade at Local Tastes, he was encouraging everyone to secure their place.

This event will sell-out. Tickets for Local Tastes are $79.00 MBRIT Members | $99.00 Non-MBRIT Members and include tasting fair, two course lunch, beverages and entertainment. To book you tickets please contact

Local Tastes is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism, and proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Regional Development Australia – Moreton Bay QLD, and Sandstone Point Hotel.