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Gascoyne Food Festival 2016

21 July, 2016
Gascoyne Food Festival

An unprecedented level of chef-talent will participate in this years Gascoyne Food Festival located in Carnarvon and Exmouth. Add the superior beef, seafood, fruit and vegetables plus the return of Carnarvon bananas and it’s assured that food lovers can’t afford to miss this iconic event to be held 11-14th August. All ticketed events are expected to sell-out yet again.

The four day festival will feature the Chef’s Tour connecting chefs to growers, family-style gourmet dining with live entertainment at the BBQ on the Beach, the premier Long Table Lunch at the stunning Bentwaters Plantation, Surf & Turf on Sunrise Beach in Exmouth hosted by the Novotel Ningaloo, and the Gascoyne Growers Markets.

Preparing the feasts will be WA Food Ambassador, chef Don Hancey and his team from Panorama don hancey 2015Catering, renowned chefs’ Peter Manifis and Greg Farnan, plus a who’s who of top Perth chefs from first-rate dining favourites such as The Flour Factory, Kent Street Deli, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen, Petition and more.

“The combination of hand-selected produce prepared by acclaimed chefs in tropical locations along with the warm and relaxed approach of the locals is a magical experience. It is just a truly special event for everyone – chefs and visitors alike,” said chef and local food champion Peter Manifis, who has been involved in the festival since its inception.

Doriana Mangili, Executive Officer of the Gascoyne Food Council says this years event is taking the region to a new level of gourmet distinction.

“To consistently attract the best of Perth’s chefs to our region is a massive vote of confidence for our community. We want to make sure that everything we produce is what our market wants – retailers, clove to the fore and celebrate the harvest we strive so hard for,” she said.

“It may only be 18 months since the Gascoyne faced incredible devastation at the hands of Cyclone Olwyn, but this year the story could not be more different. All of our crops are growing including the iconic Carnarvon bananas and the region has continued to bounce back with top quality produce across the board, “ she said.


Event Details

When and Where: 11-14 August 2016, Carnarvon and Exmouth
Tickets: Carnarvon Visitors Centre (08) 9941 1146 or go to






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