Dominique Rizzo announced as guest chef for SunRice Tastes of the Burdekin
Events Unite To Secure Special Guest…
Two of this year’s most anticipated events have combined forces to lure a special guest to the Burdekin to share her two loves with the community.
Chef and author Dominique Rizzo will be the special guest for both the Ignite Your Mind Writers Festival and SunRice Tastes of the Burdekin. Best known for her appearances on Channel 10’s “Ready Steady Cook”, Dominique embraces her 20 years of experience as a chef, restaurateur and author to share her passion for food.
For the organisers of both events, Dominique was a natural fit. “Anyone who has seen Dominique on TV has seen how passionate she is about fresh local produce,” SunRice Tastes of the Burdekin Coordinator, Simone Young, said. “Her love of various cuisines from around the world means there’s something for everyone.”
Burdekin Readers & Writers Association President, Treena List, believes the combination of writing and food made Dominique a perfect presenter for the inaugural writer’s event. “I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t love great food,” she said. “As an author of cookbooks Dominque faces the challenge of putting the details and her passion into words and that’s a challenge many writers face.”
The cooperation between the organising committees is a natural fit for many reasons. The Ignite Your Mind Writers Festival will be held in the Burdekin on July 17th & 18th, overlapping with the ever-popular SunRice Tastes of the Burdekin which is held on the afternoon and evening of July 18th.
Water Festival Committee President, David Cooper, believes the cooperation makes sense on even more levels. “Here we have two great events that showcase the passions that many of us share but it’s also about community groups combining their efforts to make events in the Burdekin more successful, more enjoyable and more appealing,” he said. “I guess it shows that our community is capable of achieving big things when we work together.”