Welcome to the Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

VISITOR INFORMATION

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BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS

Friday 21st July 2017, Open 11am-8pm
Saturday 22nd July 2017, Open 10am-6pm
Sunday 23rd July 2017, Open 10am-5pm

If you love good food and wine, you won’t be disappointed by the Brisbane Food & Wine Expo.
Visit the Ticket page for more information and FAQ.

LOCATION & TRAVEL

BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS

Street Address: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills Brisbane QLD 4006

TRANSPORT:


Trains: Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley railway stations are less than a ten minute walk from Brisbane Showgrounds. For further information phone TransLink on 13 12 30, or visit TransLink.

Buses: Buses access the surrounding streets regularly. For further information phone TransLink on 13 12 30, or visit TransLink.

Taxi: The main taxi companies in Brisbane are Black and White Cabs (ph. 13 32 22), or Yellow Cab (ph. 13 19 24)
Parking: Car parking is available at the Brisbane Showgrounds for both event days and weekdays to the general precinct at the below locations. This can be paid by cash or EFTPOS upon entry.

Map of Showgrounds 
www.brisbaneshowgrounds.com.au

Take advantage of these parking deals with Secure Parking and beat the rush by booking a space online
www.secure-a-spot.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Tantalise your tastebuds…


2017-BFW

The Food & Wine Expo is excited to launch in Brisbane after 10 years of successful events around Australia!

Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 100 gourmet exhibitors inside the show. Businesses in all areas of food, wines, homewares and kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home.

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RYDGES FORTITUDE VALLEY

601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

Hotel: 07 3188 3000 – www.rydges.com/fortitudevalley

Rydges Fortitude Valley is part of Brisbane’s Showgrounds precinct and is located along Brisbane’s newest and most vibrant café strip, King Street. Rydges Fortitude Valley offers business and leisure travellers a greater choice of convenience and comfort. The hotel is just a ten-minute walk from Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley entertainment area offering an eclectic mix of shopping, bars and restaurants. The 208 room Rydges Fortitude
Valley offers guests more than an accommodation options, adding another dimension to events and festivals                                                                    
within the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct.

To get 10% off the best room rates.. CLICK HERE

Food & Wine Expo

Free classes in the Appreciation Area are held throughout each day by key-note speakers and renowned exhibitors. If you are a seasoned wine connoisseur, or a novice looking for the right information – join us and extend your knowledge!

Your chance for an intimate dining experience with a Masterchef favourite in the Dining Room! Enjoy a modern dining experience with Ben Milbourne, who will design the menu, prepare the meals and then join you for the full degustation. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal (and learn some MasterChef secrets!)

2017 Dining Room Menu announced SOON!

The  Oyster Bar is the perfect place to take a moment, sip some outstanding 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!

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Come try the classic combo of Beer & Burgers at the South African Beer & Burger Bar.

Springbok Foods is a national wholesale distributor and retailer of the largest range of South African groceries and food products in Australia.

Visit website:  www.springbokfoods.com

 

 

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Check out the Cheese, Lavosh & Wine Masterclass, to learn from the best in the business.

Sample cheese from the cheese experts at Smelly Cheese Shop served with lavosh from Kurrajong Kitchen all paired with French wines from Bordeaux and Beyond.

Purchase tickets HERE

 

Come enjoy a glass of wine and selection of cheeses at the Wine & Cheese Bar.

Brought to you by Bordeaux and Beyond and Pure Artisan Cheese

 

Celebrity Cooking Stage…

Celebrity Cooking Stage: Enjoy free cooking demonstrations from MASTERCHEF and MY KITCHEN RULES Celebrities plus local talent. The main stage has all the latest recipes and cooking ideas for you to try at home! Grab a front row seat, sit back and relax and watch celebrity chefs create their favourite recipes – an interactive cooking show not to be missed!  

Celebrity Chefs for 2017 Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

Amy & Tyson – MKR 2017 WINNERS
Amy & Tyson – MKR 2017 WINNERS

Amy & Tyson – MKR 2017 WINNERS

Amy and Tyson are the My Kitchen Rules 2017 winners. Amy and Tyson were labelled as the "serious siblings" on the hit TV show, however it quickly became clear that Tyson is a perfectionist with a big heart and Amy is his trusty, yet sassy sidekick. Amy and Tyson's love of cooking really stemmed from a love of eating and, the need to eat when they moved out of home. They love to experiment with cuts of meat, offal, interesting flavour combinations, techniques and textures. Since winning MKR Tyson has commenced a chef apprenticeship and Amy has returned to her job as an HR Business Partner. They're still brainstorming ideas around how to spend the $250,000 prize money, but a future in food is definitely on the cards.
Ben Milbourne ~ Master Chef & TV Host
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

Carly and Tresne

Positive Novocastrians Carly and Tresne, won the hearts of Australians on My Kitchen Rules 2014. With their resilient natures, positive attitudes and down to earth personalities, they became an inspiration to many Australians.  Carly and Tresne have co-founded ‘The Happiness Mission’, where they run well-being workshops in schools, businesses and organisations, as well as HSC coaching. The Happiness Mission offers workshops and seminars aimed at helping children, teenagers and adults with goal setting, gratitude, growth mindset, healthy eating and limiting beliefs. Be sure to check out the girls cooking up a storm and inspiring the audience at The Food & Wine Expo!