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Retreat to the Byron Hinterland for a MasterChef inspired escape

Peppers Coorabell Retreat in the peaceful Byron Hinterland has crafted a two-night intensive food and cooking discovery to treat food fans with a unique immersion into the world of food and the Byron Bay region's finest seasonal produce.

Designed and hosted by Head Chef Adam Hall and Leah Roland from the Bangalow Cooking School, the MasterChef inspired Culinary Experience and Food Education Package will be held September 28-30 and includes two nights twin share accommodation, full breakfast daily, three-course dinner at Wilson's by the Creek, hosted local market tour and cooking school with three-course dinner and Foodscapes farm tour plus a take home copy of the MasterChef Series 2 cookbook and a MasterChef apron.

The unique package will commence on Wednesday afternoon with a kitchen skills class, followed by a discussion of the ingredients and the cooking style of the evening meal at the picturesque Wilson's by the Creek restaurant.

On Thursday morning, guests will enjoy a full breakfast and then accompany Adam and Leah to the local farmers market to source the finest seasonal regional produce.

After stopping for a light morning tea, it's back to the retreat for a lunch of gourmet sandwiches and to prepare a three-course dinner.

During the cooking class, guests will unlock secret processes and techniques to preparing and cooking seasonal produce plus they'll have the chance to discuss all things food - taste, smell, colours and textures, sauces and accompaniments with Chef Adam Hall.

Breakfast the next morning will be a lavish and leisurely affair, with a full cooked breakfast, fresh bread and pastries with homemade jams.

To complete the ultimate foodie escape, guests will then be met by local tour guide Karen of Foodscapes and continue the discovery of the region with a tour of local farms and lunch along the way.

Peppers Coorabell Retreat is located just 20 minutes from Ballina, an hour south of Gold Coast Airport and two hours south of Brisbane's Domestic and International Airports.

The MasterChef inspired Culinary Experience and Food Education Package is priced from $749* per person twin share. To secure a place call 02 6684 7348 or email coorabell@peppers.com.au

*Subject to availability.