Welcome to the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

GOLD COAST CONVENTION CENTRE

Friday 19th January 2018, Open 11am-8pm
Saturday 20th January 2018, Open 10am-6pm
Sunday 21st January 2018, Open 10am-5pm

If you love good food and wine, you won’t be disappointed by the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo.
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LOCATION & TRAVEL

My imageGOLD COAST CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
Street Address: 2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach Queensland 4218
Phone: +61 7 5504 4000
www.gccec.com.au

With spectacular beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, the Gold Coast is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

TRANSPORT – The closest airport is Gold Coast Airport. Alternatively, Brisbane Airport is only about an hour’s drive away. Parking is available at the Centre for a small daily charge. Please see the GCCEC website for price.
Hiring a car will make it easy to get around the Gold Coast area, with access to the GCCEC Car Park via the Gold Coast Highway.

The Gold Coast also has an efficient bus, train and light rail network that will take you where you need to go. There is a stop directly outside the centre.

Tantalise your tastebuds…

Food & Wine Expo

The Food & Wine Expo is excited to be back in Gold Coast for the ninth year running!

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 give you ideas to try at home.

Food & Wine Expo

Free Wine, Beer, Cheese and Gourmet Food 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!

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! Grab a front row seat, sit back and relax and watch the best celebrity chefs in the business create their favourite recipes – an interactive cooking show not to be missed! See below for the Celebrity Chef line-up.

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

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 with Ben (and learn some MasterChef secrets!).

Friday Night seating at 5:30pm
Saturday Luncheon seating at 12:30 pm
Sunday Luncheon seating at 12:30pm

Menu will be released closer to the event.
*Only 38 seats available for each session, bookings required. Click HERE 
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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!  

Here are our 2017 Chefs line up!

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!

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