Simon Whittinghan of Gladstone Seafood Market, and Gladstone Festival and Events Michelle Stafford and Tony Tully.
Simon Whittinghan of Gladstone Seafood Market, and Gladstone Festival and Events Michelle Stafford and Tony Tully. Chrissy Harris

Celebrity chef to turn the heat up

RAIN, hail or shine, the Gladstone seafood festival will go ahead on Sunday.

Gladstone Festival and Events Association general manager Michelle Stafford said the only thing that may stop the event would be a cyclone, but otherwise it’s all systems go.

“Hopefully we will have beautiful weather,” she said.

The 12th annual Gladstone Area Water Board Seafood Festival will be held at the Gladstone Marina, starting at 10am to 4pm.

This year’s festival will once again be held in the plaza area behind the marina stage.

The event will feature live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and a fashion parade will provide entertainment on stage as well as the famous ‘one arm prawn peeling competition’.

Off stage there will be market stalls, food stalls, loads of fresh seafood for sale and a fully licensed bar operating – no BYO alcohol.

The Gladstone Fish Markets will be bringing Sally Jenyns to this local event. Ms Jenyns is renowned cook, author and television presenter who will do cooking demonstrations at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Ms Jenyns is a celebrity chef from Creek to Coast on Channel 7.

She will be a highlight at this year’s festival with her live cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

Other highlights include the One Armed Raw Prawn Peeling and One Armed Prawn Peeling competitions.



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