Sunshine Coast hinterland receives thumbs up by better program

Published on : Monday, September 15, 2014

sunshine-coastQueensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland has been given the tick of approval for their fresh and local produce by Channel 7’s Karen Martini of television program, Better Homes and Gardens.
Coordinated and supported by Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL), the crew recently filmed a foodie segment, based in Maleny.


Featuring local vistas, Karen also met with local producers and used a selection of local ingredients to cook up a unique recipe.

SCDL’s CEO, Simon Ambrose said “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Sunshine Coast during prime time on a high rating national program. This not only puts the spotlight on our magnificent hinterland region but shows viewers we have incredible produce and there is more to the Sunshine Coast, than just our spectacular beaches.


“This also reinforces the work SCDL is doing with our food tourism group. The region’s grower’s, produce, dining attributes and events such as the Real Food Festival to be held this weekend, are an integral part of how we market the Sunshine Coast. We are well placed to capitalise on growing demand for local culinary experiences, as part of the
experience for our visitors,” added Mr Ambrose.


Owner of Maleny Cheese, Sara Bucher said they were delighted to be considered for the program.


“Our family has worked in local producing for 10 years and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Karen and the Better Homes and Gardens team to share our knowledge of the region and our industry. They simply loved the experience and quality of the region’s produce.”

Watched by 1.1 million viewers, the Better Homes and Gardens program is aired on channel 7. The Sunshine Coast story will air as part of a special feature program on Friday 26 September at 7pm.
This initiative follows Sunshine Coast producers featured last month on popular SBS program, Destination Flavour, as supported by SCDL.



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