Pioneer Settlement was pleased to welcome Heston Blumenthal and regular MasterChef judges Matt, Gary and George to the Swan Hill Region.

The actioned packed show featured an invention test as well as a mystery box that showcased some of the regions outstanding local produce. And of course all of this was taken to the next level with some Heston magic, the unique ingredient of snails and his signature use of dry ice.

Matt Preston said ‘the challenge by the Murray was amazing and we gave our contestants the job of creating a dish inspired by where they were and boy did they deliver’. If you missed the episode be sure to catch up on all the action online.

To find out more about the Pioneer Settlement’s home town of Swan Hill and enjoy some of the region’s great produce the MasterChef team loved and the local eateries, you can enjoy visit

“It’s great to know that people will be talking about Swan Hill
and the Murray all around the world”
Matt Preston