Every chef of excellence knows just how important a great producer, who can provide them quality produce that is sourced responsibly, is. The Curated Plate is a new four-day destination food festival celebrating the relationship between the chef and producer. The festival will bring together the region’s finest native ingredients, that grow courtesy of the Sunshine Coast’s incredibly rich and beautiful volcanic land, with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.

The Curated Plate is proudly brought to you by Fairfax Events & Entertainment, Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council, and Tourism and Events Queensland.


Message from Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP 

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast for the first edition of this brand-new food festival, The Curated Plate.

This event brings together the region’s finest food producers with the best local, national and international chefs.

The Sunshine Coast is famous for its golden beaches and stunning hinterland rainforests, but it is also home to mouth-watering produce and unique producer to plate experiences.

Events are an important contributor to Queensland’s tourism economy, with The Curated Plate expected to drive visitation to the region and help raise its profile as a foodie destination.

The Queensland Government is proud to support this event, as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, which will contribute $800 million to the state’s economy this year.

I’d like to congratulate the event organisers on successfully staging this event.

To those visiting the region, I encourage you to make the most of your stay, get out and create your own unique experience on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development