Season two of Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen premiers on SBS on Thursday, featuring the Margaret River region across the six-part series.
The Noosa-based award-winning chef and restaurateur spent a month in the region, sampling food and wine, and meeting with farmers and producers.
He said his highlights were diving for abalone with Ocean Grown Abalone off the coast of Augusta, and meeting local Aboriginals to hear their stories.
“Everyone I bumped into was a great character and had an amazing story to tell,” he said.
“The thing that got me going was the passion and fire in everyone I met.”
Kuruvita said championing Margaret River’s produce was not only important for tourism, but for residents.