Purbrook’s Rich reaches final three of worldwide competition

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FOR food-lover Rich Keam, reaching the final 25 of a competition to become a ‘taste master’ in Australia was a fantastic achievement.

But now Rich, from Park Avenue, Purbrook, is in the final three of the competition and will fly out to Australia as part of the Tourism Australia’s Best Job in the World competition.

While in Australia, Richard will have an interview and be asked to complete a number of challenges including an impromptu media conference and setting up a blog.

If he is successful, he could have the chance to travel to Western Australia discovering new produce and different flavours that the bars and restaurants have to offer.

Rich said: ‘It is all very exciting.

‘I just went for it really throughout the whole competition and I am really looking forward to flying out to Australia.’

He visits Australia on June 10 and will find out if he has won on June 21.

He added: ‘For the time I’m over there, I am just going to be my normal, happy self and put all my efforts into the competition.

‘There is going to be so much to experience like trying wine on the Margaret River and fishing for sea food.’