Renowned pasty chef Katrina Kanetani, from Cafe Ate and Restaurant Satiate in Bangalow, is preparing to make her debut on the hit television show MasterChef.
Renowned pasty chef Katrina Kanetani, from Cafe Ate and Restaurant Satiate in Bangalow, is preparing to make her debut on the hit television show MasterChef. Jerad Williams

Local TV MasterChef revealed

SOMETHING big is brewing in Bangalow.

A film crew from the hot TV show MasterChef were at Cafe Ate in the town recently to capture renowned chef Katrina Kanetani in the window of the eatery with a plate of cupcakes in hand.

While Channel 10 and Kanetani remain tight-lipped as to what her role in the series might be, they did confirm the crew was filming a preview for a forthcoming episode.

Kanetani is known as one of Australia’s best pastry chefs, having picked up a NSW Chef of the Year award in 2007.

With no contestants in Bangalow for the filming, and with Katrina likely having signed a confidentiality agreement with the show, we can only speculate as to the likelihood of her role as a guest judge on the cooking series.

Kanetani is sharing chef duties at Ate and Satiate in Bangalow with her husband Karl.

Filming for MasterChef is done a month in advance, so it will be a few weeks before all is revealed and we see Kanetani on our TV screens.

If she is a judge, she will be joining the likes of the Dalai Lama and recent celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal as special guests on the series.

In its third season this year, MasterChef hosts Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Matt Moran promised to spread the show far and wide at the beginning of the series in search of cooking excellence.

And where better than Bangalow?

At this stage, there are 11 contestants left in the Sydney-based series.

Keep your eyes out for updates on what Bangalow chef Kanetani is doing on MasterChef, which screens on Channel 10, 730pm weeknights.



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