A Star-Studded Food Festival is Coming to the Sunshine Coast

The Curated Plate will take place from 8th to 11th August and showcase some of the best chefs from Australia and around the world

A new destination food festival will take place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast this winter, with the arrival of The Curated Plate from 8th to 11th August. The Curated Plate will bring together A-list chefs from Australia and the world to create culinary masterpieces, bringing awareness to local food producers in the Queensland region. The event will also promote organic food consumption and educate visitors on sustainability in agriculture, with all ingredients and produce used in the festival to be locally sourced.

“With an event like The Curated Plate, there will be plenty for locals and visitors to taste and see. Our region is home to a bevy of primary and world-class food producers including Australia’s largest wild caught tuna and swordfish company, Walker Seafoods, our famous Mooloolaba prawns, CoYo – the company that helped develop the non-dairy yoghurt category – and Gourmet Garden, Australia’s most visible retail product in supermarket shelves around the world,” said Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson.

“Food experiences and events such as this help to promote the premium quality of our regional produce as well as offering an outstanding visitor experience. Festival guests will appreciate our region’s diverse natural beauty while enjoying the finest produce prepared by the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.”

The food and agribusiness industry on the Sunshine Coast is valued close to $700 million with 900 companies including some of Australia’s leading food and beverage innovators hailing from the region.

Esteemed chefs attending the festival include Peter Gilmore (Quay, Bennelong), Analiese Gregory (Franklin), Raymond Blanc (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons), Nelly Robinson (owner of progressive Sydney restaurant nel.) and local plant-based champion Alejandro Cancino (ex-Urbane, Brisbane, now Lola’s Pantry).

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