CELEBRITY CHEF: MasterChef winner, Hayden Quinn was on hand to offer cooking tips at Big Skies 2018.
CELEBRITY CHEF: MasterChef winner, Hayden Quinn was on hand to offer cooking tips at Big Skies 2018. Michael Doyle

Celebrity chef Hayden Quinn tackles the Q and A

HAYDEN Quinn is one of the most recognisable chefs in Australia.

After competing on the third season of MasterChef, Hayden is still on television and was recently in the region.

Making a guest appearance at the Western Downs Big Skies festival, Hayden sat down with the Dalby Herald to tackle our Q&A segment.

Hayden has a wide range of interests, which adds to his likeable personality.

 

What is your earliest childhood memory and why was it special?

Being up at Shoal Bay, which is near Port Stephens near Newcastle.

Spending time with my grandfather and my family. Spending time on his catamaran.

 

If you were prime minister/leader of the world, what is one law you would introduce?

I think it would have something to do with litter and rubbish. I think the rules they have in Singapore would be the rules across the board.

 

What was your first car?

Mitsubishi Starwagon, like 1996. It had the big '90s speed-stripe down the side. You used to have two litres of water with you in case it would overheat.

 

If happiness was the national currency, what job would make you rich?

I am pretty happy in what I do now, so I think I would stick with what I do.

 

What are the three things you think about most each day?

Food, my girlfriend and what I am doing next.

 

What is the best sound in the world to you?

Bacon sizzling in a pan is pretty damn good. Any sort of pork sizzling is good.

 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be yourself.

 

If you could replace one body part with a super-bionic body part, what would it be and what would it do?

It would be my head so I could have x-ray vision and I can calculate things really quickly.

 

If you could go back in time, which era would you like to go back to?

Imperial Japan would be pretty cool. To see the Samaria in real life.. Or Egypt in 2000BC when they were cranking out the pyramids.

 

Who are three people, living or dead, you admire?

I always say my grandfather but I never met him, but I am sure I would have admired him.

My olds are pretty admirable. They steered me in the right direction, always there for me and encouraged me to do what I ever wanted.

Also Nelson Mandela. I wear a bracelet which has his prison number on it.


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