Get ready to indulge in a feast at The Curated Plate Food Festival from July 26 to August 4, the Sunshine Coast’s delicious culinary showcase! This 10-day gastronomic extravaganza is back with a vengeance, boasting over 90 delectable events that will leave your taste buds tingling.

The Ultimate Sunshine Coast Culinary Extravaganza 

Dive into the culinary melting pot with highlights like the crowd-favorite Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival, set amidst the picturesque green fields of Spicers Tamarind in Maleny. After last year’s knockout success, they’re expanding to a two-day feast on August 3 and 4! 

You’ll rub shoulders with culinary royalty as chefs Tom Hitchcock, Peter Kuravita, and Cam Matthews take center stage as event ambassadors. Plus, don’t miss the sizzling Chefs in Conversation event, featuring celebrity cook Hayden Quinn, serving up juicy insights at Altitude 9 in Maroochydore’s City Centre. 

Headlining throughout the festival will be locally sourced delights straight from Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry. From Woombye Cheese to PineCo Pineapples, Mooloolaba Prawns to Sun Valley Bacon Jam, prepare for a flavour explosion you won’t quickly forget. 

The festival also offers opportunities to indulge in mouthwatering experiences from the Sunshine Coast’s culinary elite including Tiffany’s Maleny, Spirit House, Spice Bar, Bella Venezia, and more.  

From cooking classes, culinary cruises, degustation dinners, to farm tours, whether you’re craving a leisurely brunch or a decadent high tea, The Curated Plate has something to satisfy every craving. 

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The Curated Plate Food Festival event

Edbk’s The Curated Plate Food Festival highlights 

  1. Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival at Spicer’s Tamarind

Immerse yourself in a vibrant fusion of flavors amidst the lush greenery of Spicer’s Tamarind. This two-day extravaganza promises an unforgettable culinary journey through the heart of Asia. 

  1. Tom Hitchcock’s Chef’s Table and Curated Plate Cooking Classes at Spirit Hous

Ah, Spirit House – here’s a place that will delight your senses, especially with this intimate dining experience. Join Chef Tom Hitchcock for an exclusive Chef’s Table experience or sharpen your culinary skills with Curated Plate Cooking Classes, where every dish tells a story. 

  1. Peter Kuravita’s ‘Smoke and Charcoal BBQ Lunch’ at Australia Zoo’s Warrior Restaurant

Indulge in a carnivore’s feast at Australia Zoo’s Warrior Restaurant and Bar. Engaging celebrity chef Peter Kuravita will serve up a mouthwatering BBQ lunch infused with smoky flavors and culinary flair. I’m a big fan of Warrior Restaurant which flies well below the radar.  It’s time you discovered its delights.

Locally sourced delights straight from Queensland's Sunshine Pantry will highlight at The Curated Plate Food Festival.

Locally sourced delights straight from Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry will highlight at The Curated Plate Food Festival.

  1. Brunch on the Balcony at The Mapleton Pub

Savour the laid-back charm of The Mapleton Pub with a leisurely brunch on the balcony. If you are still to experience this dining delight’s stunning views and delectable dishes, this is the perfect way to dive right in. 

  1. Hinterland High Tea with Adriano Zumbo at Maleny’s Tiffany’s

Experience high tea like never before at the iconic Tiffany’s in Maleny. Join pastry maestro Adriano Zumbo for an afternoon of indulgence, featuring exquisite treats and picturesque views of the hinterland. 

  1. Chefs in Conversation at Altitude 9

Find out what’s really happening in food at this not to be missed discussion! Join culinary luminaries Tom Hitchcock, Peter Kuravita, and Cam Matthews for a captivating conversation at Altitude 9. Get insider insights into the world of gastronomy while enjoying breathtaking views from Maroochydore’s City Centre. 

  1. Spice Bar’s Kaiseki Lunch

Embark on a culinary journey to Japan with Spice Bar’s Kaiseki Lunch. Discover the art of traditional Japanese cuisine, meticulously crafted to perfection by the talented chefs at Spice Bar. 

  1. Dinner on the Deck at Harry’s on Buderim

Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience at Harry’s on Buderim. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars, surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle breeze of the hinterland. TIP: Come back in daylight and enjoy the creekside walk here. 

  1. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Yanalla Farm

Step into a wonderland of whimsy and charm at Yanalla Farm’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Indulge in an afternoon of fantasy and fun, complete with delightful treats and magical surprises around every corner. 

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Relaxing on the lawn at The Curated Plate Food Festival, Sunshine Coast