THREE-DAY FOOD FAIR is coming to Cotton Tree!
Athree-day Food Fair is coming to Cotton Tree inviting locals to see, sip, smell and taste the best of the Sunshine Coast.
The event will be held at Black Swan Park from 9-11 August as part of The Curated Plate – a food festival with a massive difference being held across the region next month – with free entry available if you pre-register online.
The Curated Plate Food Fair will transform Cotton Tree into a thriving hub of masterclasses, chef talks, cooking demonstrations and of course, delicious food featuring some of the region’s most popular producers including The Fresh Chai Co, Frozen Sunshine, Kokopod Chocolate, Woombye Cheese and Kenilworth Dairies.
Across the three days there will be more than 25 masterclasses, demonstrations and chef talks, ranging from free to attend to $10 per person and introduced by Sunshine Coast local and author of ‘4 Ingredients’ Kim Mccosker.
Meet with Sunshine Coast forager and chef Nick Blake for a free class on fermenting and foraging, enjoy a three-course tasting with matched cheese, sourdough and pastrami with Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery or even learn how to grow your own shiitake with Mountaintop Mushrooms.
Our local stars will be joined by a swag of celebrity chefs, with highlights including demonstrations from Japan’s Zaiyu Hasegawa, whose restaurant Den was voted best restaurant in Japan, and Australia’s Peter Gilmore of Quay restaurant in Sydney, Darren Robertson, of The Farm Byron Bay and Chase Kojima of Sydney’s hatted Sokyo.
Each day there will be a range of bars and eateries to feast on such as Philippino favourites Hoy Pinoy, Fever Tree with their Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar, Sunshine Coast locals Your Mates Brewing Co and Gelato Messina who will bring their infamous creations to the Sunshine Coast for the very first time with two exclusive desserts inspired by our local produce.
TAFE Queensland will also showcase the talents of their highly experienced cookery teachers as well as up-and-coming local apprentice chefs offering a range of Asianfusion inspired dishes.
The Food Fair’s full program of events is available online at thecuratedplate.com.au with locals encouraged to secure their place now at some of the exciting masterclasses.
Registration for Free Entry to the Food Fair is also available on The Curated Plate website, or entry on the day costs $5 for adults (children under 16 get free entry) with 50 per cent of proceeds going to charity partner Rural Aid.