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In The Dinner Project, passionate home cook Hayden Quinn travels the country to meet every day Australians from all walks of life and inspires them to create fresh, simple and healthy meals at home.
In this premiere series, an initiative of Meat and Livestock Australia specifically for Lifestyle Food, Hayden will live the life of each of his hosts to gain an insight into their daily routine and the challenges they face in getting healthy home-cooked meals on the table.
From cattle and sheep farmers in Armidale to a time poor AFL mad Sydney family through to an Elvis impersonator on the Gold Coast, each host will reveal a different and unique challenge they face when it comes to creating healthy meal options at home. Whether it is time, ideas, skills, knowledge or budget stopping them from cooking a nutritious meal, Hayden will provide and inspire them with meal solutions that they can adopt to maximise a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Across his mission for The Dinner Project Hayden will also enjoy and experience an array of lifestyle activities outside of his comfort zone from horse riding with a family of four in Armidale to strutting his stuff Elvis-style with some empty nesters on the Gold Coast. He'll also go triathlon training with a mine rescuer in Newcastle and will shape up to go boxing with a foodie in Melbourne. Each of these activities will allow Hayden to gain further insight into the lives of each of his hosts and help him prepare meal solutions that they can take away from The Dinner Project and implement into their lives.In each case, Hayden will teach our host how to cook a dinner option before setting the challenge of using their new found skills to cook for family and friends the following night. Will they pull it off? Have they listened to his sage advice?