Masterchef’s Reece Hignell puts his skills on the auction block

HUNTER Masterchef top 10 contestant Reece Hignell will spin his culinary talents into an earner for charity on Saturday night, cooking up a storm for Ronald McDonald House. 

Hignell, who was a shock elimination from the reality TV competition this week, will put his skills on offer as an auction prize for a group of 10 people as part of the Raise Love Ball at the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre (NEX) in King Street. 

“The prize is accommodation and a private dinner party for 10 at Cypress Lakes Resort, and I will prepare a perfectly curated three-course dinner with matched wines,” Hignell said. 

“Ronald McDonald House does such great work for families across our region and I feel privileged to be able to help in some small way.”

The money will go towards the charity, which provides accommodation for more than 700 families with a sick child recovering in hospital every year. 

Tickets to the charity ball are available through