Set to kick off next month, the 2015 Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival has announced its line-up of presenters.
Festival director Julie Shelton says that the line-up includes more local and nationally recognised chefs and presenters than ever before.
“The Real Food Festival team has been working hard to ensure festival goers can attend workshops with some of the industry’s most respected leaders in their field, with presenters flying in from around the country,” says Shelton.
“We’ve got 58 speakers including chefs Christine Manfield, Matt Golinski, Javier Codina, Dan & Steph Mulheron and Cameron Matthews, and presenters including Tammi Jonas, Dr Nick Rose, Rhonda Hetzel and Dr Cherie Hugo.
Producers that have signed up to the event include: Cedar Street Cheeserie, Walker Farm Foods, Peachester Farm, Good Harvest, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Kidaman Beef and Rhodavale Pork, each of which will team up with a chef to create dishes using fresh, local produce.
In addition to a larger line-up, the festival this year will include a new venue, Eat My Words which will focus on food writing, food bloggers, cookbook authors and restaurant reviewers.
Festival staples including cooking demonstrations at the Real Food Kitchen, expert presentations at Food for Thought, conversations about diet and health at Nourishing Ideas and demonstrations of tips and techniques at Food Craft will all be returning for the 2015.
“This year’s festival lineup demonstrates just how much the Sunshine Coast food industry and the festival is evolving,” says Shelton.
The Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as well as the Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Limited.
The event is expecting 10,000 visitors through the gates over the Festival weekend and will have over 100 food exhibitors from throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
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