Masterchef madness at hospice

Ready, set, cook! The hospice was full of the delicious smells of a cooking challenge with a surprise visit from ex-Masterchef contestants for the Girls Mates Weekend.

Sam Gant, contestant in Masterchef 2014 and owner of catering company Pot & Pan, and Julia Taylor, contestant in the 2012 season and pastry chef, worked with the girls to prepare a mouth-watering pasta dish made from fresh produce from the Melbourne Fruit and Vegetable Market. Dough was prepared, pasta rolled out, and delicious parcels of pumpkin, apple and nutmeg tortellini created. The pasta was served with a burnt butter and sage sauce and plated up with flair for everyone to enjoy.

The mini Masterchef challenge was made possible by the Melbourne Fruit and Vegetable Market and Fresh State, which also arranged for the girls to relax in style after all their hard work with gold class movie tickets.

Beyond supporting the Girls Mates Weekend the Melbourne Fruit and Vegetable Market and Fresh State will be fundraising for Very Special Kids through their Market on the Move initiative.

Catch all the Masterchef madness in the gallery below.