Back for Seconds at The Curated Plate

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After The Curated (side) Plate satisfied our cuisine cravings in 2022, Georgia Beard discovers how this ten-day foodie festival is emerging from the kitchen with another sensational celebration of local produce.

The Sunshine Coast is abundant with fresh flavours, divine drinks and locals with an appetite for indulging in homegrown produce, locally crafted drinks and dishes in stunning locations.  

When The Curated (side) Plate 2022 delivered a rolling feast across ten days from our oceans to our hinterlands, we feasted on all the flavours. 

Hosting 91 events with 42 industry partners, this premier culinary festival brought the region’s best venues, chefs, farmers, producers and food lovers together to celebrate local produce. 

From brunches and lunches to gourmet masterclasses to farmgate tours, we were spoiled for choice at this buffet.

Long tables stretched between green rows of crops as chefs plated up harvests from the very paddocks where guests feasted. Visitors gathered on local plantations to learn the skills of farming and food preparation. Fine diners followed every decadent course with a refreshing craft beer, a rich glass of wine or a vibrant cocktail. 

We satisfied our appetites with our own spread of sell-out events! With sweeping views of Palm Creek Estate’s forest retreat, our Sunday Soirée united local chefs, bakers, shakers and food lovers over a brightly coloured banquet! 

Podcast, Pinot and Duck also treated guests to a marvellous three-course meal at Market Bistro while four greats from our podcast, Everyone Has a Story, shared anecdotes and insights into their lives.

At the core of every culinary experience was connection. Whether passing a breadbasket to a stranger over a table, sharing a station in a cooking class or discovering the secrets behind a distillery door, we learnt more about each other and not just where, but who, our food comes from. 

Fresh from the kitchen, The Curated Plate will unite the region once again when their bite-sized festival transforms into a feast in 2023!  

The festival celebrates the contrast between organic produce and the nature it comes from through the culinary expertise and artistry of young legends, distinguished chefs and local farmers whose roots run deep. 

The Sunshine Coast’s rich volcanic soil and sun-soaked days matched with just the right amount of rainfall sets the scene to deliver food lovers produce of the highest quality.

Set against the backdrop of our endless beaches, towering rainforests and stunning mountain vistas, we’re invited to experience Queensland’s natural food bowl and tantalise our tastebuds on a whole new level. 

Expression of Interest applications for Industry Partners, including local producers, venues and tourism operators, open in January 2023.

To be part of The Curated Plate and to be amongst the first to know, subscribe via the website.


Regionally Cultivated. Expertly Plated.

28 July – 6 August 2023

Expressions of Interest from Industry Partners (local producers, venues tourism operators) open in January 2023! Join in the action!

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