Get a Taste of Australia’s Indigenous Culture on a Culinary Journey

Tourism Australia recently hosted an exclusive Australian Native Ingredients Masterclass in India with 2018 Australian MasterChef winner, Sashi Cheliah.

Participants included Traveller Made advisors, Premier Aussie Specialist agents and a select group of Indian food influencers and bloggers.

An experience box featuring a selection of 14 Australian Native spices and fruit powders curated by Foodie Trails was sent to participants to inspire them on their culinary journey.

Rob Hyatt of Koorie Heritage Trust shared insights on Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and spoke passionately about the diversity of unique experiences across the country.

As food is an intrinsic component of our everyday lives, this was a great opportunity to leverage our unique Indigenous Australian ingredients to differentiate Australia from other destinations.

Cheliah was selected in the Top 24 to contest MasterChef Australia in 2018. He reached the finale on 31 July, which he won with a record 93 points out of 100

Cheliah was raised in Singapore where he attended Swiss Cottage Secondary School and ITE College, Yishun.

His family moved to Adelaide in 2012. Cheliah’s interest in food began by watching his mother, a cafe owner, and aunties prepare family meals. His interest in cooking piqued after moving to Australia. His goal is to open a fusion restaurant featuring Indian and South Asian flavours.

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