It may have been all eyes on the Oscars in Hollywood on Monday but in Noosa a little screen magic came to town with the filming of MasterChef at Noosa Heads Surf Club.
The reality show took over the supporters club upstairs while the surf side deck was turned into a series of makeshift kitchens.A row of refrigerated trucks delivered fresh produce and a crowd gathered on the beach to catch a glimpse of their MasterChef stars and the new contenders.
About 300 invited guests lined up in Hastings Street to be ushered in to dine on the food prepared by contestants.
It was very hush, hush, though with everyone keeping quiet on the particulars of the show.
The show’s judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston are not strangers to Noosa as they can regularly be found at Noosa’s Food and Wine Festival.
The judges could plainly be seen on the deck followed by cameras.
Alongside them this year as one of the show’s mentors is former contestant and now owner of successful Sunshine Beach restaurant Sum Yung Guys Matt Sinclair.
The show promised to film in Queensland and it is delivering. So keep an eye out for more screen time coming from the Sunshine Coast.