The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month festival will be returning this October.

Along with some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, international guests include London-based artisan baker Dan Lepard, US ramen master Ivan Orkin, and  Lucky Peach Editor-in-Chief Chris Ying.

The event program comprises a host of events including the new Sweetfest which will take place on October 17 and 18 at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park featuring masterclasses by Dan Lepard, Katherine Sabbath, former Hartsyard pastry chef Andy Bowden, and Alistair Wise from Hobart’s Sweet Envy. Plus, Christina Tosi from New York's Momofuku Milk Bar (the sister bakery of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant) will be launching The Singleton Whisky & Sugar Bar.

“This year’s Good Food Month is an exciting mix of grassroots talent and wild adventures from food and music at Bennelong, to a hands-on Feral Party at Young Henrys, a special Best of the Brunch event at the Pyrmont Growers’ Market and a Wild Picnic with food hunted, foraged, gathered and prepared by top chefs like James Viles (Biota) and David Moyle (Hobart’s Franklin),” said Good Food Month creative director, Myffy Rigby. “This year, it’s an all-access pass to the best of the best,” Rigby said.

The Night Noodle Markets will be back from October 8-25 at Hyde Park with a line-up of 50 stalls including Toko, Din Tai Fung, Mamak, Hoy Pinoy, Bao Time and more.

In addition to festival staples such as the Hats off Dinners and Let’s Do Lunch, the 2015 event will be introducing a number of new categories:

Caf Collective: Cafe dining at its best.

Cooking With Fire: Everything grilled, smoked, flamed and singed.

Eat The City: Pop ups, parties and festivals taking over the city streets.

Eat Art: Food meets culture at these multi-faceted events.

Food For Good: A celebration of sustainability, community and charity.

Sugar Rush: A celebration of all things baked, fried, iced, creamed and colourful, served with a glass of Yalumba dessert wine.

For The Love of Wine and Cheese: A showcase cheese from Australia and around the world, matched with a glass of Yalumba wine.

The national Shoot the Chef photography competition will also be returning with $5,000 cash along with return flights to Sydney to undertake a two-week artist residency with Parramatta Artist Studios are up for grabs.

2015 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Josephine Pignolet Award, an accolade given to the brightest young star on the rise. 


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