Alanna Sapwell's Esmay pop-up.

For the eighth year running, Brisbane Good Food Month will be attracting some of our brightest culinary stars for a month-long festival of food events, kitchen takeovers and collaborations.

Returning to the city this July, the focus of this year’s Brisbane Good Food Month will be the nurturing of local talent and showcasing local produce.

Having toured the country with Good Food Month for the past year, Alanna Sapwell will be returning to her home state with one of the festival highlights. Across four sittings on 25 July, Sapwell’s celebrated travelling restaurant Esmay will be popping up at the 1864-built Brisbane pub, The Alliance Hotel.

Other highlights will see hatted chefs Shane Delia and Adam Wolfers collaborate on a one-off Middle Eastern feast, to be held in Wolfers’ own Gerard’s Bistro; Shannon Martinez taking over the kitchen at Za Za Ta Bar & Kitchen, alongside the venue’s executive chef Roy Ner (ex-Nour); and a collaboration between fire-driven chefs Ben Williamson (Brisbane’s Agnes) and Dave Verheul (Melbourne’s Embla).

A fixture of Good Food Month, the Young Chefs Lunch will this year be overseen by 2014 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year award winner Louis Tikaram. Tikaram will mentor a team of talented young chefs as they prepare a four-course lunch at Rivershed at Howard Smith Wharves.

After a hiatus in 2020, Brisbane Night Noodle Markets will also make a return at this year’s festival.

Tickets for Brisbane Good Food Month are now on sale. The event will run throughout the month of July.