Renowned chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter Kylie Kwong reunited with 2012 Masterchef contestant Mindy Woods for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
The duo, who met during filming for the popular TV show’s 2012 season, tantalized guests’ taste buds at a special breakfast stall to raise money for a charity dear to Kwong’s heart, Half the Sky – which aims to enhance the lives and prospects of orphaned children in China through development and aid projects.
Queensland native Woods made the elite top four of Masterchef 2012. A specialist in Asian cuisine, Woods said: ‘Kylie is one of my absolute favourite chefs and has been an inspiration to me throughout my career to date.  I’m thrilled to be here for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and to have the opportunity to work with Kylie again.’
Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan, Kwong’s brother and members of Kwong’s Sydney Billy Kwong restaurant team, all worked together to serve guests Kwong’s delicious Chinese Pancakes, and Organic Fair Trade Green Tea. All proceeds raised from the breakfast stall is going to Half the Sky.


Kwong’s philosophy of using organic and sustainable produce is strongly emphasised at her popular Billy Kwong restaurant, but the idea of a market stall is not new to Kwong either. The Billy Kwong team can be seen at Sydney’s Eveleigh markets each Saturday dishing up plates of tasty dumplings and pancakes.
Audi ambassador Kwong went to Hamilton Island for several days to present two intimate dinners for race goers at the Island’s newest dining establishment coca chu on Catseye Beach. The Audi & Robert Oatley Vineyards’ At Home with Kylie Kwong intimate, banquet-style dinners presented  an array of her newest ‘at home’ creations, with each dish matched with Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series wines, emceed by Sandra Sully. Guests at Kwong’s dinner  included Australian actress Asher Keddie, Sandy & Carol Oatley and Nicky Tindill .
Now in its 29th year, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the largest offshore yachting regatta in Australia. Each year, elite sailors from around the globe enjoy coming to Hamilton Island, both for the incredible yachting in one of the greatest sailing regions in the world, and also the sparkling on shore events lineup of fashion, beauty, gourmet cuisine and glamorous parties.