PERTH FOOD & WINE EXPO

14-16 OCTOBER 2016 – PERTH CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs? Tick! Culinary presentations? Tick! 150+ Exhibitors? Tick! Free samples and tasting? Double Tick!
The Perth Food & Wine Expo has all the ingredients to tantalise your tastebuds – mark us in your calendar today.

Food & Wine Expo

The Food & Wine Expo is excited to bring gourmet food, exquisite wines and celebrity chefs to Perth for the second year running! 

Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 150 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.

Food & Wine Expo

Enjoy free cooking demonstrations from Masterchef and MKR contestants, as well as demonstrations from some of Perth’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 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.
Camilla Counsel ~ My Kitchen Rules
Camilla Counsel ~ My Kitchen Rules

Camilla Counsel ~ My Kitchen Rules

Camilla Counsel has eaten at the world-famous La Tour d'Argent, lived in Paris and had a French beau. In fact, Camilla's now ex French boyfriend is how she found her best friend Ash Pollard.

Camilla Counsel was a semi finalist in My Kitchen Rules 2015 with her best friend Ash Pollard.  They were dubbed the ‘Victorian Socialites’, and Ash and Camilla became the most talked about and popular team. After her experience on the show, Camilla wants to continue to share her love and passion for food.

Not only an avid foodie, Camilla is also a devoted follower of fashion and is constantly inspired about its seasonal and shifting trends.  She enjoys maintaining a positive and healthy lifestyle, and after living in Paris for a year is a self-confessed Francophile.

Georgia Barnes ~ MasterChef
Georgia Barnes ~ MasterChef

Georgia Barnes ~ MasterChef

Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), food is about both work and play for Georgia Barnes. By day she is a nutritionist selling health products and training staff, and by night, she is a committed home cook. Cooking since before she can remember, sharing food is important to the whole of Georgia's family, with mum Helen a great role model in the kitchen. Her grandmother "Mama" was also central in teaching her the basics, with the pair spending hours in the kitchen together. Mama passed away in 2010, but Georgia still draws inspiration from her. She also looks to Australian chefs Matthew Evans and Stephanie Alexander for motivation.
For this natural health practitioner, striking the balance between naughty and nice is important: she embraces whole foods, but she is also not averse to indulging her sweet tooth from time to time.Georgia loves hosting dinner parties and although she says she can be clumsy in the kitchen, she relies on her time management and speed. A creative soul who also loves painting and sketching, Georgia says she wears her heart on her sleeve in the kitchen.Firmly focused on a future career in food, Georgia hopes that her unique perspective will set her apart from the pack."My greatest ambition is to own and operate a retreat-style cooking school somewhere in the Sunshine Coast hinterland," says Georgia."It would be a gourmet food experience with all produce grown on site. Guests would gain an education about gardening, produce and wellbeing." Find Georgia on Facebook
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.”
  Find Jessie on Facebook
Vikas Chandra | Crowne Plaza Perth
Vikas Chandra | Crowne Plaza Perth

Vikas Chandra | Crowne Plaza Perth

Vikas Chandra

Executive Chef | Gusti Restaurant | Crowne Plaza Perth

Chef Vikas Chandra has a strong passion for fresh produce and innovative dishes. Originating from India, Chandra came to Australia in 2009 where he began his career in Port Douglas, Australia’s North Queensland. In 2013, he joined Crowne Plaza Perth and has since continuously delivered an inspiring array of fresh, locally sourced dishes that are sure to perk up your palate! With a background in Indian cuisine, Chandra has incorporated his heritage into a modern menu by adding his very own Indian twist to some amazing International dishes.

Gusti Restaurant & Bar

Gusti Restaurant is an all day dining restaurant located at the front of Crowne Plaza Perth. Gusti boasts enviable views of the Swan River and Langley Park. Offering indoor or alfresco dining on the Palm Deck, a sumptuous modern Australian menu and well-curated wine list. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

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Food & Wine Expo

Taste, sample and learn the appreciation for finer tastes. With non-stop sessions running throughout the expo, there is definitely something for everyone to indulge.

Event Program coming soon!

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Tanya from The Cheese Maker will share her passion for cheese and cheese making over three days in classes held in the appreciation area. Seating is limited, so get in quick as these classes are not to be missed.

Cheese Lovers Appreciation Class

In this 45 minute class, you will learn about five types of cheese with five cheese tastings, starting from young fresh cheese, washed rind, aged cheddar, and finishing with one of the worlds finest blues. Your journey includes how to distinguish different cheese types and variations, interesting stories of the history of cheese, insights into cheese making and tips for buying and serving cheese.
Click here to buy tickets online*$25 per person, limited seats, bookings required

For the Love of Chèvre – 1 hour Cheese Making demonstration

When an appreciation class is not enough and you want to be able to create your own fine cheese, this class is for you. Tanya will share her skills with you and show you how to make your very own delicious cheeses. From classic Chèvre to flavoured ash variations, in this class you will indulge in tastings and learn the secrets to making your own delicious cheeses.
Click here to buy tickets online *$75 per person, limited seats, bookings required.

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Your chance for an intimate dining experience with a Masterchef favourite in the Goelet Estate Celebrity 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. Goelet Estate matches wines to perfectly complement the courses. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal (and learn some MasterChef secrets!)

Brought to you by Goelet Wine Estate.

Click here to see the menu and more information! *$95 per person … Bookings Required

Food & Wine Expo

PERTH CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

Friday 14th October 2016, Open 11am-8pm
Saturday 15th October 2016, Open 10am-6pm
Sunday 16th October 2016, Open 10am-5pm

Street Address: 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 9 9338 4000 www.pcec.com.au/

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of Perth city, adjacent to the Swan River. The location provides quick and easy access to and from the Centre by car, train, bus, taxi and on foot.

TRANSPORT – Public Transport makes the Perth Convention Centre an ideal event location, with Taxi, Train, Bus or Ferry options available. Please click on the this link to see more information on how to get to the PEC.

Food & Wine Expo

We are excited to announce Crowne Plaza as our major accommodation Sponsor for the Perth Food & Wine Expo!

Crowne Plaza® Perth is located in the heartland of beautiful Perth, Western Australia with picturesque Langley Park at the hotel doorstep. An upscale riverside hotel with spectacular views of the city’s iconic Swan River and just minutes from the Perth CBD, Crowne Plaza Perth is in the ultimate location.

Easy reach of the city and its many attractions make this Perth hotel the ideal place to stay, whatever the occasion. The natural surrounds are ideal for relaxing and recreation, while onsite parking and free public transport make it simple and convenient to get around town.

 

Perth Food & Wine Expo Sponsors…

GOELET

CROWNE