“Reality television cooking competition programs like MasterChef Australia do not truly depict the South Australian Food and Hospitality Industry”.
MasterChef has forced its way back the lives of Australians and has just finished its fourth season (Quah, A 2011). Programs like these are ever growing in popularity. The popularity of these programs is shown in Figure 1. MasterChef is providing Australians with a different pathway to the Food and Hospitality Industry. However in today’s contemporary society opinions are divided when it comes to the debate of whether it depicts the South Australian Food and Hospitality Industry. MasterChef Judge George Calombaris says “MasterChef Australia is the first reality prime-time cooking program that not only depicts the highs and lows of the hospitality industry, but the passion that each person on the show has for food” (Calombaris G, 2012).
Click below to read the full investigation that I wrote back in 2012 as part of Stage 2 Food & Hospitality:
Damien Walker is currently studying a Bachelor of Education, Food and Textiles Technologies at University of South Australia. This is him engaging with readings and questions throughout his teaching journey to gain professional insight and knowledge.