Launches a seven episode series of travelogue capturing his food & wine trails across Australia
Bangalore, 22 June, 2017: Celebrated chef and restaurateur, Kunal Kapur today announced the launch of #TravelWithKunal – a seven episode web series capturing his food & wine experiences in Australia. The web-series will premiere on June 23, 2017 and take viewers on a unique journey covering Australia’s culinary, cultural, historical, wildlife and iconic experiences. Every Friday the episodes will be aired at 11 am on Chef Kunal Kapur’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
In its first edition, #TravelWithKunal will give viewers a peak into the scenic, mystic and wondrous locales of South Australia. It will capture Kunal’s Australian journey that begins at the hustle bustle of Adelaide, exploring the local produce, food joints, breweries, nightlife and a lot more. It will also cover Kunal’s exploration of the wildlife at Kangaroo Island with South Australia, as the next pit stop. From vineyards to oyster farms and organic honey to friendly seals, #TravelWithKunal captures a unique memorable moments every traveller should try when at Kangaroo Island. Chef Kunal will also introduce audiences to Barossa Valley, one of the world’s great wine growing areas and home to the world-famous Jacob Creeks’ wine along with other renowned vineyards across the state of Australia.
Speaking on the launch Chef Kunal shared, “Travel is a dear passion of mine and #TravelWithKunal is my way of bringing it to life, and sharing it with all. I am excited to launch the first chapter with Tourism Australia. I can’t wait for the viewers to enjoy the best of food, wine and local adventures of South Australia through my eyes.’
Commenting on the occasion Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, “We’re honoured to have hosted Kunal Kapur, one of the most eminent chefs in India today. #TravelWithKunal will help us showcase unique Australian experiences to Indian travellers through the lens of an undisputed food connoisseur. This is well aligned with the growing preference of Indian travellers to consider food and wine experiences over others, while planning their international vacations. As a seamless extension to our Restaurant Australia campaign, we are certain that the upcoming series by Chef Kunal will exhibit some of the finest gastronomic experiences across the states of South Australia and Queensland. Additionally, the series will also give Indian audiences a glimpse of Australia’s distinctive wildlife, coastal and aquatic experiences”.
The debut edition of #TravelWithKunal will be aired through seven episodes:
Ep1: Sipping the best of South Australia
Ep2: The Great Barrier Reef
Ep3: 24 Hours in Adelaide
Ep4: Australian Wildlife Up Close
Ep5: Best Food of South Australia
Ep6: Queensland Food & Wine
Ep7: Adventures in Queensland
Watch the teaser here
Since the launch of the Restaurant Australia campaign by Tourism Australia in the Indian market, international increment spending on food and wine has increased by more than $1.2 billion or 29 per cent. Research suggests Australia’s fresh produce, fresh seafood, high grade meat, and unique outdoor dining most heartily tempt the taste buds of travellers. Amongst Indians who have visited Australia, the destination maintained its top rank as the world’s best food and wine destination. Indians who have not visited the destination ranked Australia amongst the top five destinations associated with good food and wine.
To witness the incredible journey of Chef Kunal across Australia, follow him at:
About Chef Kunal Kapur:
Chef Kunal Kapur is a well-recognized Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbook and hosting High dignitary’ events in the country. Kunal is well recognised as the judge cum host for television shows Masterchef India and Junior Masterchef India. His other very popular shows “My Yellow Table”, “Pickle Nation” & FitFoodie make him a cherished household name. Chef Kunal has also filmed two seasons of the Travel & Food show in the US called ‘The Foodie comes to America’. His other travel & lifestyle shows are Dubai Dairies and Swiss made. Winner of several culinary & television awards, Kunal has been recognized amongst the Best Chefs in India by National Weekly Magazine – India Today. He has been honored with Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media network award. The Indian Television Academy awarded him for the Best Jury/ Anchor on television for Junior Masterchef India. Kunal is the proud recipient of the prestigious “Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship 2012” from the Government of New Zealand in the field of Food & Beverage. He has proudly won 6 times best restaurant awards in a row for his restaurants
About Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia to the world as a destination for business and leisure travel. Tourism Australia’s purpose is to increase the economic benefits to Australia of tourism, supporting the industry’s Tourism 2020 strategy, which aims to grow the overnight annual expenditure generated by tourism to over A$ 115 billion by 2020.
The organisation is active in around 30 key markets, where it aims to grow demand for the destination’s tourism experiences by promoting the unique attributes which will entice people to visit.
Tourism Australia’s activities include advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.