All the action from the big night.
POSITIVE ENERGY FLOODED the room as judges, experts, critics, guests and, of course, incredible producers made their way up the staircase into the beautifully decked-out QT Melbourne. It was a chilly August evening, but warmth reverberated through the space as guests arrived to the 2017 delicious. Produce Awards in partnership with Miele – and that wasn’t just down to the espresso martinis by Miele, or the flowing champagne from sponsor Qantas epiQure. Stations for each of the Produce Awards’ pillars – From the Earth, Dairy, Sea and Paddock – bulged with an incredible array of canapes created by QT Melbourne chef Stuart Munro. Revellers delighted in displays such as seafood frozen into ice, a produce table bursting with fresh vegetables, a whole suckling pig at the pass, and what can only be described as a cheese mountain. As Editor-in-Chief Kerrie McCallum and Senior Editor Matt Preston took to the stage to announce the awards, the excitement was palpable. Trophy winners received wild applause, and the party continued into the night. Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards!
THIS PAGE: 1. The QT Melbourne played host to the awards. 2. Our chef judges arrive for the evening. 3. Matt Preston gets events under way.
4. Awards Patron Maggie Beer announces the Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution winner. 5. Good vibes flowed through the room.