Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs? Tick! Culinary presentations? Tick! 80+ Exhibitors? Tick! Free samples and tasting? Double Tick!
The Newcastle Food & Wine Expo has all the ingredients to tantalise your tastebuds – mark us in your calendar today.
The Food & Wine Expo is excited to bring gourmet food, exquisite wines and celebrity chefs to Newcastle!
Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 80 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.
Enjoy free cooking demonstrations from Masterchef and MKR contestants, as well as demonstrations from some of Newcastle’s best local chefs. 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. Don’t forget to grab a recipe card to take home with you!
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.
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.
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!
Your chance for an intimate dining experience with a Masterchef favourite in the Taltarni 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. Taltarni matches wines to perfectly complement the courses. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal (and learn some MasterChef secrets!)
Breads with Pukara Estate Oils
2012 Taltarni Brut
Beef Carpaccio with Creme Fraiche and Pickles
2015 Taltarni Blanc De Pyrenees
Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Cauliflower Puree, Baby Root Vegetable and Duck Jus
2013 Taltarni Sangiovese Cabernet Merlot
Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder and Grains, with Macadamia Cream, Truffle Crumb, Pickled Grapes and Red Onions
2015 Taltarni Old Block Shiraz
Bread & Butter Pudding with Lemon Cream and Berry Fluid Gel
2014 Taltarni Sparkling Shiraz
Brought to you by Taltarni.
Bookings are essential – Click here to make your reservation!
The Kurrajong Kitchen proudly brings to you the #cheeseandlavosh experience. With commitment and passion since 1993 Ben & Karen have proudly baked this flatbread beginning in Kurrajong, NSW. Today, Australians choose Kurrajong lavosh with all their cheese experiences. Visit the Kurrajong Kitchen lane at the Newcastle Food & Wine Expo!
NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Friday 26th August, 2016, Open 11am-8pm
Saturday 27th August, 2016, Open 10am-6pm
Sunday 28th August, 2016, Open 10am-5pm
Street Address: Newcastle Showgrounds, Browns Road, Broadmeadow.
Phone: 02 4921 2100 www.nec.net.au
Conveniently located six minutes from the centre of Newcastle on the Newcastle Showground. Access by car is via the main entrance off Griffiths Road. If travelling from the north or south of Newcastle, the F3 Freeway is only a short distance away. The Centre also has an on-site taxi rank and is only a short stroll to the Broadmeadow Train Station.
We are excited to announce Crowne Plaza as our major accommodation Sponsor for the Newcastle Food & 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. Drink in views of the harbour as you sample Hunter Valley wines and a gourmet meal crafted from fresh Australian ingredients at the recently refurbished Seasalt Restaurant.