The Sunshine Coast’s food scene is set to be celebrated in style, with The Curated Plate festival program revealed. From Caloundra to Coolum and Buderim to Beerwah The Curated Plate will feature more than 100 events from more than 300 local producers and suppliers. The festival will run for ten delicious days from 28 July to 6 August, involving 52 local businesses and event organisers.

The hospitality hubs of Maleny, Mapleton, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore are ready to welcome locals and visitors and give them an unforgettable taste of the Sunshine Coast. Signature events on the program include the Sunshine Coast Asian Food FestivalMooloolaBARS, a one-day beer and beverage event across Mooloolaba venues and bars, and a free, family-friendly From Paddock to Curated Plate event.

The rich soils of The Falls Farm will see four young chefs tasked with creating a dish from one winter vegetable at the Mapleton Public House restaurant. Renowned chef Cameron Matthews will mentor the chefs through their culinary creative process to present a four-course degustation that celebrates the importance of sustainable agriculture and the impact of food on our lives. Sustainability will also be at the heart of Palmwood’s Homegrown Cafe with its Zero Waste Garden To Plate Lunch. The festival will be both tasty and educative, with workshops in plant-based cooking and oyster shucking. A beer & BBQ Degustation Dinner will also held at award-winning Moffat Beach Brewing.

Indigenous food experiences will include a Taste Native Australia dinner and a Bush Tucker by the River cruise organised by Saltwater Eco Tours. The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) will present the CRAFTed Food Tourism Conference, as well as hosting a Meet the Makers event to provide industry members and the general public with the opportunity to taste and talk about the Sunshine Coast’s extensive collection of fine foods.

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