Boom boom, shake the room. MasterChef‘s Matt Sinclair is coming to Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets.
If you watched literally any episode of MasterChef this season, you probably heard contestant Matt Sinclair talking about his desire to open a food truck.
The 27-year-old was the favourite to take out last night’s MasterChef grand final, but had to contend with a frankly ridiculous 91-step dessert, Verjus in Egg, originally conceived for the television series Historic Heston.
Sinclair’s egg split apart at the final hurdle after he (understandably) missed one of the 91 steps, and dark horse Elena Duggan was able to pip him at the post.
Win, lose or draw, however, Sinclair’s ‘food dream’ — to open his own food truck — remained the same. To say the bloke was keen on the idea would be an understatement.
So we all knew what Sinclair would be doing once the show wrapped — we just didn’t know where.
Now we do, with news that Matt’s Ten Piece Cutlery, a South East Asian street food stall, will open at Hamilton’s Eat Street Markets.
“We’ve got all the equipment and we’re ready to rock, so hopefully we’ll open in the next couple of weeks,” Sinclair told Good Food.
“We have a couple of ideas for the menu — a soft shell crab burger, Thai-style chicken and short ribs braised in master stock. The name [Matt’s Ten Piece Cutlery] is about eating with your hands and not being afraid to ditch cutlery.”
Matt’s Ten Piece Cutlery will start life as a food stall, but Sinclair plans for it to evolve into a food truck and catering brand.
He might even be the hero of the dish at your upcoming nuptials, as Sinclair told Good Food he intends to bring his “personal, casual” style of catering to weddings and special events.
Matt’s Ten Piece Cutlery hasn’t confirmed an opening date yet, but we love TV cooking shows and we love eating with our hands, so you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be queuing up at Eat Street Markets as soon as it does.
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