Burnie High School

Milbourne to serve up a feast


BIG PLANS:  Jane Riley, Madeline Johnston and Kristy Sonners prepare for the Burnie High School Garden, Art and Food Expo on Saturday.  Picture:  Grant Wells, The Advocate.

From the television screen to the pop-up kitchen, Ben Milbourne will delight audiences of the Burnie High School Garden, Art and Food Expo on Saturday.

The Ben's Menu star will provide a cooking demonstration for fans and food buffs alike at the annual expo - a day of entertainment, arts, gardening displays, food stalls and other cooking demonstrations.

"It is quite exciting for us, I have been to some of Ben's Ghost Rock evenings and he is absolutely wonderful," expo coordinator Ant Dry said.

The expo will be held from 9.30am until 4pm at the school.

"We have boutique nurseries featuring unique things, so those interested in gardening can see something new," Mr Dry said.

"Arts lovers will enjoy the range of different arts we have, from paintings to wood carvings to wire statues."

Foodies will have lots to enjoy with other food-based features including a Thermomix demonstration, a sausage-tasting competition where a curated panel rates local sausages, a pizza making competition where local pizza-makers battle it out to see who makes the best one, and a variety of food stalls.

Live music will run throughout the day with performances by the Burnie Brass Band, Burnie Concert Band juniors, Burnie Youth Choir, Burnie High School music program, among others.

Mr Dry said while the expo was a fundraiser for the school it was not about making money, with some of the proceeds to be given to the Make A Wish Foundation Burnie sub-branch.

Story by Damita Lamont, The Advocate