The Curated Plate
The Curated Plate, a new four-day destination food festival is set to make its debut on the Sunshine Coast on August 8-11, 2019. In a celebration of the relationship between the chef and producer, the festival will bring together the region’s finest produce with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.
Exclusive culinary events will span the region, bringing to life the unique local environment. The Sunshine Coast’s acclaimed produce and producers, sustainable practices, artisan culture, and health and wellness, will form key themes of thefestival, with local experiences – from food trails to farm tours – also featuring in the program.
In a sneak peak of the line up of top chef talent, Tokyo’s Zaiyu Hasegawa from the two Michelin Star restaurant, Den, will join the festival in a special collaboration with Sunshine Coast chef, Daniel Jarrett at his one Chef Hat restaurant, TheTamarind. As one of the most exciting and creative chefs in the world, Hasegawa this year took the Highest Climber Award in the coveted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list; while on Asia’s 50 Best list, Den was named the Best Restaurant in Japan and ranked second on the list.
The full festival program of events and talent line up will be revealed in March, 2019.
From the refined chefs to the finest Sunshine Coast produce, you’re invited to a food festival like no other. Against the backdrop of the region’s diverse natural beauty, from the lush hinterland of rainforests and valleys, the majestic Glass House Mountains and iconic beaches, the scene is set for a revitalising holiday and culinary experiences that dreams are made of.
The Curated Plate Culinary Festival is being supported by Sunshine Coast Council, the Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland (the event will also feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar), Visit Sunshine Coast and Fairfax Events & Entertainment.