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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,…

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2016

18 July, 2016
Gourmet Beach BBQ

Nigella Lawson Joins Gourmet Escape’s 5th Anniversary Festival   Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi will have one of the world’s most impressive festival line-ups of chefs, wine and food personalities for its fifth year, with the announcement of the UK’s favourite TV cook and food writer, Nigella Lawson, as one of the international headline guests. Nigella will return to Australia for her first time at the three-day culinary extravaganza, from Friday 18 November to Sunday 20 November.  Tickets…

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Good Food & Wine Show 2016

28 June, 2016
Good Food & Wine 2016

Gary Mehigan and Adriano Zumbo to Headline at Perth’s Ultimate Foodie Day Out   The Good Food & Wine Show presented by Citi is set to return to Perth from Friday 8 July – Sunday 10 July with Gary Mehigan and Adriano Zumbo headlining the event’s stellar line up of Australia’s top celebrity chefs. The Good Food & Wine Show brings together the latest and greatest food products all in one place, from classic favourites to new discoveries. Popular Spanish…

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Melissa Palinkas – Only Local Will Do at Young George

21 June, 2016
Young George

Melissa Palinkas is a chef who knows her stuff. Her 23 years in the kitchen has seen her work as the Executive Chef at Mash Brewery, the Head Chef at The Cabin and also complete a stint in a London gastropub. Since June 2015, Melissa has been the part owner and Executive Chef at Young George in Fremantle. This is a restaurant that prides itself on it’s nose to tail ethos and use of local produce that’s farm direct. This…

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Sophie Zalokar Talks Local Produce

13 June, 2016
Sophie-Zalokar

Each year, new chefs are appointed as ambassadors of the local potato industry. Named Potatodors, these chefs are passionate about local produce and supporting the WA potato industry. Through Fresh Potatoes WA, Potatodors engage with local growers so they can get to know their producers. This includes growers providing samples of new varieties for chef feedback and working together to understand what chefs want and how growers can supply it. Sophie Zalokar, chef and owner of Foragers Field Kitchen and Cooking School in…

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Buy Local Program Now on Restaurant Menus

26 May, 2016
Buy West Eat Best

A State Government program championing the local food industry is now part of Western Australia’s restaurant scene. Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said restaurants which offered mostly locally farmed or fished produce could now join the ‘Buy West Eat Best’ program. “This buy local scheme, run by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, has earned strong support from consumers and producers since it was introduced in 2007,” Mr Nalder said. “The popular green ‘Buy West Eat Best’ logo…

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Truffle Kerfuffle 2016

4 May, 2016
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Truffle Kerfuffle presented by Genuinely Southern Forests Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June, 2016, Fonty’s Pool, Manjimup, Western Australia Australia’s premier truffle celebration returns with chefs Duncan Welgemoed (Africola, Adelaide) and James Viles (Biota Dining, Bowral) heading to a festival now renowned for attracting the country’s hottest culinary talent. Joined by a line-up of WA’s top chefs, truffle growers, farmers, producers and winemakers for a weekend of good food, wine and down to earth fun in the heart of Australian…

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Eat Drink Perth 2016

15 March, 2016
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The City of Perth has officially launched the program for its 12th annual Eat Drink Perth festival, comprising a record number of events, 16 March – 23 April 2016. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the festival served up the newest and best of Perth’s exploding food and beverage scene while catering to all tastes and budgets. “We’re thrilled to have nine of this year’s Australian Top 100 Restaurant finalists participating in Eat Drink Perth – including from the new State…

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Taste of Perth 2016

8 March, 2016
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Taste of Perth in partnership with Electrolux returns for its third year to the stunning outdoor setting of Langley Park, Perth, taking place from Friday 29 April-Sunday 1 May. Taste of Perth brings together the latest, greatest chefs and restaurants in Perth, along with the who’s who of the local dining scene – providing something for everyone from fine dining to sustainable eating. Spanning over three days, this year’s festival will be making the most of Perth’s warm autumn nights…

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The Mandurah Crab Fest is Nearly Here!

7 March, 2016
Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest. Mandurah Foreshore, Mandurah. 15th March 2015.  Photo: (C) Daniel Carson

The Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest presented by LiveLighter will explode onto the local scene for the 18th year on March 19 and 20.  Thousands of local, national and international visitors are expected to make their way to the heart of Mandurah for the City’s signature annual two-day festival, which has drawn crowds in excess of 100,000 people since 2011. From humble beginnings, Crab Fest has grown to become the biggest free regional community event in Western Australia, all set…

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