Welcome to the Newcastle Food & Wine Expo


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    Griffith Road inside the Showgrounds, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
    Phone: 02 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.

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    Cnr Merewether St and Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300
    Phone: 02 4907 5000


    We are excited to announce Crowne Plaza as our major accommodation Sponsor for the Newcastle Food and Wine Expo.

    Choose the harbour-front Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel for ocean views and easy access to beaches and Hunter Valley golf courses and vineyards. Stay at Crowne Plaza and you’ll enjoy access to a top-class fitness centre next door, complete with weights and training machines. At the hotel, there is a sparkling 25-metre outdoor pool with fabulous harbour views.

Tantalise your tastebuds…

3 Days of Gourmet Food, Wine & Celebrity Chefs

Bringing to life the connoisseur delights of Australia’s cuisine, the Food & Wine Expo is back Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August featuring Celebrity Chef cooking demonstrations, culinary presentations and over 100 exhibitors showcasing their fabulous products and offering FREE samples of gourmet food and wine.


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The Food & Wine Expo is excited to be back in Newcastle for the fourth year ~ with the Newcastle Herald as Title Partner!

Enjoy FREE Tastings and Samples from over 150 gourmet exhibitors inside the show. 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.

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Enjoy free cooking demonstrations from MASTERCHEF and MY KITCHEN RULES Celebrity chefs on the SMEG Cooking Stage. 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.

Below is the 2015 Main Stage Celebrity Chef list… 2016 Chef’s will be announced soon


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

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Taste, sample and learn the appreciation for finer tastes. These FREE classes include wine, cheese, beer, liqueur and cheese classes. With non-stop sessions running throughout the expo, there is definitely something for everyone to indulge in.


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Your chance for an intimate dining experience with a Masterchef Celebrity! Goelet Estate Celebrity Dining Room: Enjoy a modern dining experience with a MasterChef favourite, Logie nominee and Channel 10 TV host, Ben Milbourne. A succulent degustation menu with each course 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.

Click here to see the menu! *$85 per person … Bookings Required


Established in 1969, Taltarni is one of the founding wineries of Victoria’s Pyrenees wine region. Owner John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered and purchased Taltarni Vineyard in 1972 after conducting a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux.

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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.

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

Carly and Tresne
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.

Courtney Roulston ~ MasterChef & Brand Ambassador
Courtney Roulston ~ MasterChef & Brand Ambassador

Courtney Roulston ~ MasterChef & Brand Ambassador

Courtney Roulston first rose to fame after competing in Series 2 of Masterchef (2010). In 2011, Courtney set-up her very own successful catering company, with clients ranging from the 'Sydney Swans'- with 60 hungry mouths to feed, to private catering jobs scattered around Australia. Aside from her own catering business, Courtney also acts as an ambassador for Coles, participates in regular cooking demonstrations for both Bunnings & Coles & has her very own cooking segment on Channel 9's 'Mornings' with Sonia Kruger & David Campbell. In the past Courtney has created over one hundred recipes for 'Shannon Ponton's 8 week challenge', featured in Harvey Norman's 'Cooking in Style' TV commercials & also cooked for former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. 2014 looks set to be both a busy & exciting year for Courtney! As well as running her catering business, Courtney will also be doing some television work & releasing her very own cookbook! Courtney's new show, 'Taste Trip' will also feature on her Youtube Channel early this year
Jessie Spiby ~ MasterChef
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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