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Dinner by the Lake with Julie Goodwin - Taste Great Southern - CANCELLED

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Published February 16th 2020
Update March 18th 2020
IGA Taste Great Southern 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

Sample the home-style culinary magic that won MasterChef
Julie Goodwin, Taste Great Southern, MasterChef, The Lake House Denmark, Verity James, fine dining, Denmark
Sample 'MasterChef Australia' winner Julie Goodwin's famous home-style cooking at The Lake House Denmark. Picture: Steve Brown


The first-ever winner of MasterChef Australia, Julie Goodwin, is excited to come to grips with the produce of The Great Southern when she rolls up her sleeves to cook for guests at The Lake House Denmark.

It will be her first visit to the region and she says she is looking forward to discovering the region's produce and wine. The dinner, from 6pm on Saturday, March 28, promises to be a relaxed affair and will deliver Goodwin's family-focused style of cooking.

In some ways, Goodwin expects The Great Southern to be a little like the Central Coast NSW region she hails from, where she says fresh, local produce is hugely important.

Julie Goodwin, Taste Great Southern, MasterChef, The Lake House Denmark, Verity James, fine dining, Denmark
The Lake House Denmark is the spectacular setting for Julie Goodwin's sumptuous dinner.


She became the first winner of MasterChef Australia, when a record audience of four million Australians watched her beat Poh Ling Yeow for the title in 2009. She has since gone on to create a successful cooking career with recipe books, radio shows, magazine columns, television appearances and the launch of her own cooking school. Her first cookbook Our Family Table was a best seller cementing Goodwin's place as one of Australia's favourite home cooks.

Originally from Sydney, Goodwin started her career as a youth worker presenting school workshops and went on to work at a juvenile detention centre on Sydney's Central Coast.

Julie Goodwin, Taste Great Southern, MasterChef, The Lake House Denmark, Verity James, fine dining, Denmark
Guests enjoying the beautiful Lake House Denmark.


She and husband Michael had three boys in quick succession and at the same time launched their own successful IT company. Winning MasterChef opened the door to Channel Nine top-rating breakfast show Today and Goodwin also began a regular recipe column for Australian Women's Weekly.

She now has six cookbooks to her name, including Our Family Table, Heart of the Home, Gather, $20 in 20 minutes, Homemade Takeaway and The Essential Cookbook. Goodwin has also opened her Julie's Place cooking school on the Central Coast of NSW and in 2015 headed into the South African jungle for the reality TV series I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

MC for The Lake House Denmark dinner will be the irrepressible former ABC broadcaster Verity James.

Julie Goodwin, Taste Great Southern, MasterChef, The Lake House Denmark, Verity James, fine dining, Denmark
Radio personality Verity James will MC the Julie Goodwin dinner.


Tickets cost $135 including booking fee and include a three-course dinner and a glass of Lake House Denmark wine. For more event information, please contact The Lake House Denmark on lunch@lakehousedenmark.com.au or 9848 2444.
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Why? MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin will be preparing her home-style cooking to be served at the stunning Lake House Denmark.
When: Saturday, March 28 from 6pm to 10pm.
Phone: (08) 9848 2444
Where: The Lake House Denmark, 106 Turner Road, Shadforth, Western Australia
Cost: $135 per ticket.
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