The Food Fair is bursting with flavour from our featured local producers – sip, sample and savour the very best of the Sunshine Coast across three days.
Register now for free entry, alternatively there will be a $5 entry fee on the day for adults (children under 16 get free entry) with 50% of proceeds going to our charity partner, Rural Aid. Visit our FAQs page for more information including how to get to the event. Please note, the Food Fair is cashless – all major cards accepted.
Bao 3 pack
1 of each Bao
3 Vego Bao
3 Tofu bao
Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries with plum ketchup, kewpie mayo, toasted sesame seeds & fresh shallots
Pomodoras Fine Foods
Chris Bond, owner and chef at Pomodoras Fine Foods sheds a little light on his ‘not-so-secret’ ingredient… “As a kid growing up in Dorset, England, I always ate my fish and chips with vinegar and I would come home from school and make myself a vinegar sandwich. As an 18 year old commis chef at the exclusive Goring Hotel, London, directly behind Buckingham Palace, I was introduced to exquisite, 25 year old aged balsamic vinegar – smooth, delicate, yet dark and rich in flavour with a syrupy density that meant you could drizzle it over salads, roasted vegetables, lamb or pork. Moving to Australia in 2005, I continued chefing and exploring the wealth of new ingredients available. When my wife and I began working for ourselves, running our own café, I explored how to make Mediterranean cuisine even more interesting through my love of Balsamics. My orange Vincotto balsamic creation makes strawberries pop with flavour. It’s orange zest and port base adding long sweet notes to a rocket and parmesan salad or making a risotto exciting to the last mouthful.”
Sunshine Coast Coffee Roasters Trail
With a combined passion for locally produced, high-quality coffee, and a focus on education, workshops and collaboration, the Sunshine Coast Coffee Roasters Trail and Guild is determined to show the world that the Sunshine Coast is THE ultimate coffee destination. A collection of the Sunshine Coast’s award winning coffee roasters are coming together under one roof to create the coffee marquee at this year's Food Fair. This is the place where everyone will be seeking out their caffeine hit. Coffee lovers will be sampling the best brews that the country has on offer from a host of local roasters who have a blast collaborating. Enjoy espresso, cold press and filter coffee from a host of local roasters presented by the Coast’s best baristas working on state of the art espresso and filter equipment.
Big Heart Bamboo
Big Heart Bamboo is a grower, supplier and manufacturer of gourmet edible bamboo shoots. We provide award winning restaurants with fresh bamboo shoot and preserves. We recently were featured on ABCs Landline Program and have also just recently won an award with delicious magazine for our Asper bamboo shoots. Our preserves have recently made their way into the retail market in both Brisbane & Sunshine Coast.
4 Ingredients is the highest selling self-published cookbook series in Australian history and they are delighted to have a stall at The Curated Plate. Warm and engaging pop by for a chat to see why 4 Ingredients has grown to become one our most trusted cookbook brands ever!
The Fresh Chai Co.
The Fresh Chai Co. is tea's answer to craft small-batch beer or locally roasted coffee. We start with the best 100% Organic & Fairtrade whole spices, stone grind them to release the aroma and flavour, then preserve the full vibrant flavour of the spices in local organic raw honey. Add organic long leaf Assam tea leaves, and either warming ginger, rich cacao, or whole vanilla bean pieces and the result is a sticky delectable concoction with a flavour that just gets better and better the longer it sits.
The farm has been run by the Carmichael Family since 1980, and has been open to the public most of that time. Our Sunshine Coast Farm is now open all year, with our picking season running from June to November. We will offer handpicked strawberries fresh from our farm - we look forward to seeing you at the Strawberry Fields stall!
The Bear and the Ladle
The Bear and the Ladle will be exhibiting our whole range of artisan style created condiments at this year’s inaugural Curated Plate. From our signature Honey Coriander Mustard and our Beetroot Rosemary mustard, as seen and recommended as ‘life changing for the better’ and ‘ridiculously good’ by Karl and Lisa on The Today Show, also our Apricot Spiced Relish and Tangy Creole relish right through to our Sydney Royal Fine Food AWARD WINNING full bodied Aztec Red Hot Sauce and our De-Vinely Red Tomato Sauce. Also available will be our new and exceedingly popular range of smoky BBQ marinades as well as our unique spice blends helping you make gourmet easy in your home kitchen – From prep to plate, at THE BEAR AND THE LADLE – We make it great!
Bunya Red Farm
Bunya Red Farm capers & caperberries are grown in the red soil looking out towards the Bunya Mountains in the South Burnett Qld. The seasonal crop is all handpicked, washed and then salted with Australian sea salt. After curing, they are graded and packed ready to enjoy.
HUM HONEY(R) is our family farm business based on the pristine Sunshine Coast Hinterland - 100% Australian Owned and Operated, proudly producing 100% Australian Honey and Beeswax Products using organic, natural beekeeping methods. We celebrate the amazing changing flavours of the Sunshine Coast through our multi award winning honey. Our range includes our delicious HUM HONEY (R) Original table honey, HUM HONEYCOMB fresh cut honeycomb from the hive, HUM HONEY AUSTRALIAN MANUKA BIOACTIVE HONEY the perfect natural medicinal honey, and our multi award winning COLD FUSION(R) cold infused honey using only organic ingredients, 11 delicious flavours including Lemon Myrtle, Ginger, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Chilli, Turmeric and Black Garlic. Just 100% Australian, pure, raw, and natural; sustainably harvested and tastes the way nature intended!
GrowCoastal Food Program
Now in its third year, the GrowCoastal food innovation accelerator program nurtures local producers looking to scale fast, bring their vision to life and deliver new food and beverage innovations to the world. This year’s GrowCoastal participants include Earth2Plate, Electropops, Falafel Baraka, Gourmet Fudge, Handcut Deli, Hum Honey, Little White Goat Cheese, Piggy in the Middle, Pomodoras, Pure Mill Chocolate, The Fermentier and Tielka Tea.
Since 2014 Frozen Sunshine had been reinventing the classic Aussie iceblock with their range of handcrafted iceblocks made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients. Made in small batches on the Sunshine Coast and available in a range of over 8 fruity and creamy flavours, Frozen Sunshine iceblocks feature real Aussie fruit, organic coconut milk and top quality ingredients like real vanilla, Belgian Chocolate, and vegan cookies baked from scratch. All flavours in the range are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free, making them perfect for vegans and people with food allergies and intolerances.
We are a small scale mushroom farm, based on the Blackall Range, specializing in gourmet and exotic varieties. We supply fresh mushrooms to local restaurants and have a weekly market stall where we sell grow at home mushroom kits, shiitake logs and fresh mushrooms to the public.
Gympie Gold Regional Produce
Gympie Gold Regional Produce is a showcase of the Gympie region's exceptional range of quality fresh and value-added produce. Our diverse landscape, from spectacular coastlines to lush river valleys and ranges, provides a diverse range of produce and experiences and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gympie region.
KOKOPOD is a boutique chocolatier handcrafting its award-winning range on Queensland’s pristine Sunshine Coast. KOKOPOD pairs the finest sustainable Swiss couverture chocolate with superior ingredients sourced from regional Australia to create unique and refined flavours.
Creating beautiful cheese is our passion. Originally founded by Graeme and Karen Paynter in 2013, our range has grown to include Camembert, Triple Cream Brie, Blackall Gold Washed Rind, Ash Brie, Vintage Cheddar and of course our flagship cheese Truffle Triple Cream Brie. All our milk comes from small local farms and is collected daily, pasteurised and then delivered to our factory in Woombye, where we create and produce all our cheese by hand, using traditional methods. All our cheeses are award winners with a total of 21 awards from Dairy Industry Association of Australia, Australian Grand Dairy Awards, delicious. Produce Awards, and more. We are proud to say our cheeses can be found on the menus of some of Australia’s top restaurants and in top retail outlets across Australia.
Hello Honey! it's all about the BEES... Nourish yourself naturally with our 100% Australian, 100% Natural range of BEE products with our honey sourced from Native Australian Bush. Winter is here, with the help of the BEES we have you sorted.....Sore Throat? Our Propolis Candy with Manuka Honey and Lemon really work wonders. Honey is naturally healing so a teaspoon a day of our Australian Medicinal Honey with a high 820MGO rating will help keep you on track. Dry Skin? Our beeswax based, BEE Nourished Moisturiser and Lip Balm will save you! We love sharing so come along and try them out. Winter Warmers...Our Creamed Honey range is created with 100% Australian Coastal Bush Honey. In 2007 we decided to spice it up and created our famous Cinnamon Creamed Honey, launching it at the Noosa Farmers Market. It's truly your new best friend! (Think Chai Tea, Mulled Red Wine, Yummy Porridge, Divine Smoothies, I even use it as an exfoliating face mask!). To compliment this we then created Ginger Creamed Honey & Lemon Myrtle Creamed Honey. We love making products that can be marketed as 100% Australian. (Support your own back yard I say!). Sharing is caring and we care a lot!
MALLORYS TOCINO JERKY
Why Tocino Jerky, and not just Jerky? Tocino means bacon in Spanish. It is a high protein, no fat snack. (YES! No fat – because that hinders our preservation process). Our jerky is made of thin slices of lean grass fed meat, which is marinaded in a mixture of salty, sour and sweet ingredients that adds the moist and pleasant bite of flavour. FUN FACT - we're the first and only producer of chicken jerky in Australia!
Pure Mill Chocolate
Pure Mill Chocolate was created in 2016 by local Sunshine Coast environmental scientist and nutritionist Millie Louise. She saw a gap in the market when she couldn't find any chocolate bars with an emphasis on quality and sustainably, as well as health and flavour. Dark, organic, high quality chocolate you can feel good about. Pure Mill Chocolates are made using ethically sourced, organic cacao beans, made from the exceptionally high-quality, native Criollo cacao bean variety. We take pride in making healthy chocolate bars from scratch, which are vegan, paleo, low GI, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free. Because we believe everyone should be eating chocolate that’s good for you.
Boneafide Broth Co
Boneafide Broth Co are the makers of the Worlds 1st Chicken Broth Crisps and other delicious, convenient broth products.
Cheese has been made in Kenilworth for more than 60 years. The Cochrane family, dairy farmers in the region for six generations, became the owners of the Kenilworth cheese factory in June 2017. Now known as Kenilworth Dairies, they provide the freshest, highest quality milk from their dairy farms in the nearby Mary Valley. And so a tradition of ‘udderly’ delicious and ‘udderly’ nutritious cheese, yoghurt and other fine dairy foods will continue for many years to come.