Food, Wine & Lifestyle Expo inside the Newcastle Regional Show!

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    Newcastle Food, Wine & Lifestyle Expo

    The 2016 Food & Wine Expo has wrapped for the year…. but 2017 brings a new edition of the Food & Wine Expo… find us inside the Newcastle Regional Show!
    Friday 3rd March 2017 – 9am-9pm (rides open till 11pm)
    Saturday 4th March 2017 – 9am-9pm
    Sunday 5th March 2017 – 9am- 5pm


    If you love good food and wine, free samples and meeting Celebrity chefs… you won’t be disappointed by the Food & Wine Show Edition.

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    Griffith Road inside the Showgrounds, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
    Phone: +61 2 4921 2100

    TRANSPORT – Newcastle Airport is 25 minutes drive from Newcastle, with the Newcastle Entertainment Centre conveniently located just six minutes from the CBD. Access by car is via the main entrance off Griffiths Road. Parking is available at a small cost (Visit the NEC Website for parking cost). The Centre also has an on-site taxi rank (Brown Road) and is only a short stroll to the Broadmeadow Train Station.

    Newcastle is a harbour city with a rich maritime history, vibrant arts culture, cool bars, acclaimed restaurants and accommodation options aplenty.

Tantalise your tastebuds…

Food & Wine Expo

The Food & Wine Expo is excited to be back in Newcastle for the Regional Show edition! Find us in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Enjoy FREE Tastings and Samples from over 150 gourmet exhibitors inside the Newcastle Food, Wine & Lifestyle Expo. Businesses in all areas of Gourmet Food, Exquisite Wines, Homewares and Kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home. 

Food & Wine Expo

Enjoy Free Demonstrations throughout each day at the SMEG Cooking Stage. Celebrity Chefs serve up their favourite recipes and cooking ideas for you to try at home! See below for the Celebrity Chef line-up.

Watch this space… 2017 Chef’s will be announced soon!

Be sure to grab the recipe after the show on our Facebook page!

Food & Wine Expo

Enjoy FREE Wine, Beer, Cheese and Gourmet Food classes in the Appreciation Area! ONLY 20 SEATS per class. If you are a seasoned wine connoisseur, or a novice looking for the right information – join us and extend your knowledge! See schedule at link below for class times!


The Clover Hill Oyster Bar is the perfect place to take a moment, sip some outstanding Clover Hill sparkling wine and enjoy wonderful local oysters. So come on over and have a seat, it’s the perfect place to see the Celebrity chefs do their thing and watch the world go by!

Clover Hill is one of Australia’s principal chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier cuvées. In 1986, on the site of an old dairy farm in north-east Tasmania, the magnificent Clover Hill Vineyard was established by the Goelet family. Their aim was, and still is, to produce superb sparkling wine using traditional French methodology. Since its debut vintage in 1991, Clover Hill has gained a reputation for its uncompromising quality, its elegance and finesse, and its distinguished Tasmanian style.


3 Days of Gourmet Food, Wine & Celebrity Chefs

With over 150 Exhibitors the Newcastle Food, Wine & Lifestyle Expo will have all the ingredients to tantalise your taste buds. Sit back and watch the free demonstrations from Celebrity Chefs or just cruise the show enjoying the samples and discovering the latest ideas that will make your next dinner party one to be remembered.

2016 Celebrity Cooking Stage…


The Celebrity Stage has the latest recipes and cooking ideas for you to try at home from Local Talent & Celebrity Chefs! In 2016 Carly & Tresne, Jessie and Courtney graced our stage- we can’t wait to announce who will be featured in 2017!

Ben Milbourne ~ Master Chef & TV Host

Ben Milbourne ~ Master Chef & TV Host

Ben Milbourne appeared on MasterChef 2012, the series which his best mate Andy Allen went on to win. In the years since the TV juggernaut, Milbourne has produced two cookbooks – last year’s Mexican Craving and Tasmanian Trail – and travelled the country and the world. Ben now has his own TV show on Channel 10, ‘Ben’s Menu’, which has just been nominated for a Logie! This exciting new foodie series is filmed at Ben’s picturesque farmhouse in northwest Tasmania. Find Ben on stage at the Food & Wine Expo, or purchase a Goelet Celebrity Dining Room ticket to enjoy a degustation with Ben himself!

Ben attributes his love of food to his grandmother, she used to bake for the 40 plus tradesmen employed by the family business each morning. He remembers making scones with her after school and her cookie jar full of ANZAC biscuits. Cooking wasn't where Ben headed initially went with his career; as teaching beckoned. Masterchef Season 4 was a turning point for Ben and his passion for food. Since the show, opportunities to continue working with food has been widespread with Ben appearing on national morning breakfast shows, guest appearances on 'Ready, Steady, Cook' and 'Everyday Gourmet'.

Ben's first cookbook, Mexican Craving, was launched in November 2013. His second book, based on Tasmanian producers, was released in September, 2014. He currently has an ongoing column in his local newspaper and a 'Talking Food' segment on his local radio station. Ben's TV show, Ben's Menu, began airing weekdays on channel 10 in September, 2014.

Ben's personality and down to Earth approach has made him popular with people of all ages. His philosophy is unassuming; "My food style is simple; take ingredients and recipes that will bring people together, combine them in a way that is interesting but achievable. Above all cook it because you love it. You have to fall in love with the process. The process of discovering the ingredients, developing the idea, creating the dish, sharing the flavour and discussing the outcome; this is what food is all about".

Goelet Wine Estate Celebrity Dining Room: Enjoy a modern dining experience with a MasterChef favourite, Logie nominee and Channel 10 TV host, Ben Milbourne. With a succulent 6-course degustation menu each paired with a matching wine, this is the menu of the year with the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to learn all Ben’s secrets in cooking and more. Brought to you by Goelet Wine Estate. See show pages for more information & tickets! View website.
Carly and Tresne

Carly and Tresne

After appearing on the highest rating TV show in Australia in 2014, the bubbly and positive couple won the nations hearts with their positivity and love for everyone around them and each other. The endearing duo have been winning the hearts of viewers with their positive attitude since entering as gatecrashers in the third instant restaurant round. Carly, with her lucky charms and magical affirmations, has been affectionately dubbed ‘Kooky Carly’. They have even been known to assist rival teams in a sudden death showdown – “a competition first”, as Pete called it. After coming out publicly during the airing of the show they unknowingly created a media frenzy with story inspiring many others all around the globe.

They both now share a positive outlook on life and want to share their secrets to happiness where ever they go! Keep an eye out for tips from Carly and Tresne on creating a wealth of happiness using positive thinking and the law of attraction.

Jessie Spiby ~ MasterChef

Jessie Spiby ~ MasterChef

With just $500 in her pocket, at age 18, Jessie Spiby packed her bags and headed for the UK. Looking back now she wonders how she did it, but she took the challenge in her stride, living and working in London for 18 months and in Edinburgh for six months. While based in Europe, Jessie visited Italy, Turkey, Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic (she had visited France and Spain as a child). More recently she has been to Asia, with Vietnam a firm favourite and a major influence on her cooking. Growing up in Adelaide, Jessie learnt to cook from her mum and grandma. She further developed her skills while travelling. As well as Vietnamese food, Jessie loves fresh vibrant flavours like Thai and Spanish.
After studying interior architecture for four years, Jessie switched to graphic design and worked for a number of magazines before putting her career on hold to pursue a future in food. Her partner of five-and-a-half years, Matt, an electrician, is 100 per cent behind Jessie and is her biggest supporter, alongside her mum and step-dad, her dad, sister, step-brother and two step-sisters.Jessie already has a clear vision of her dream venue. It will be a warehouse space, serving Asian street food featuring native Australian ingredients. The vibe would be completed by street art and installations. With food heroes such as Luke Nguyen, Matthew Evans, Yotam Ottolenghi, Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant, Jessie says her ambition is to make food her life. “I had such an amazing experience in Vietnam and just fell in love with the culture and the lifestyle. It made me want to be my own boss and move to my own beat. I love cooking and I love feeding people. I just love seeing people enjoy food, my food or any food.”
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Tasia & Gracia – 2016 My Kitchen Rules Winners

Tasia & Gracia – 2016 My Kitchen Rules Winners


There is no doubt that Tasia and Gracia Seger, also known as the “Spice Queens”, love their chilies. They specialise in Asian food, especially cooking their heritage of Indonesian cuisine. However having grown up in Indonesia, India and Australia, Tasia and Gracia like to incorporate international influences in their cooking. 

They are constantly developing new fusions within traditional Asian cooking, combining innovative dishes and modernizing plating. Their most used ingredients: chilli, garlic, onion, shallots and rice — are reflective of their Asian heritage.

Tasia and Gracia loves to travel and explore the different cultures, at the same time learning and being inspired to create their fusion dishes. 

The Seger’s sisters cooking was put to the ultimate test during My Kitchen Rules series 7 --earning a near-perfect five course extravaganza and the title of My Kitchen Rules Champions. 

Come and see the "Spice Queens" at the Newcastle Food & Wine Expo in August and the Perth Food & Wine Expo in October! Tasia and Gracia will be performing live demonstrations on stage each day and you have the opportunity to learn some of their tasty secrets!