‘90 delicious events’: what will you choose?

The menu has just been served up for the Sunshine Coast’s premier food and drink festival, The Curated Plate, which will take place between July 26 and August 4 with 90 delicious events to choose from.


A food market featuring handcrafted cheeses, breads, chocolates and a craft beer and spirits festival on the banks of a river have been added to the program of a Sunshine Coast culinary showcase.

The MENU has just been served up for the Sunshine Coast’s premier food and drink festival, The Curated Plate, which will take place between July 26 and August 4.

The program features three signature events this year, including two brand new ones.

Chefs in Conversation will be an inspiring panel discussion hosted by Celebrity Cook Hayden Quinn (Taste of Australia & Masterchef) who will uncover the secrets behind four of the Sunshine Coast's most talented chefs Peter Kuruvita (former Head Chef Alba), Tom Hitchcock (Head Chef of Spirit House) and Cameron Mathews (Head Chef of Mapleton Pub) and Stacey Conner (Head Chef / Owner of Humble on Duke).

After the panel discussion, a curated menu of locally produced canapes will be presented and guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet Hayden, Peter, Cameron, Stacey and Tom. 

To secure tickets and find out more go to:

Chefs in Conversation
27 July | Altitude Nine, Maroochydore | $59

Local produce on show

Another signature event will be a unique one-off food market for families and food lovers, held at the Coast’s newest venue, The Station, next to Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre.

The event will open its doors to more than 70 stallholders showcasing the Sunshine Coast’s finest local products and give patrons the chance to fill up their pantries and indulge in a diverse array of flavours and delights.

With the support of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), stalls will showcase Sunshine Coast farm-made produce including handcrafted cheeses, artisanal breads and pastries, boutique chocolates, grass-fed beef and lamb, local honey, premium coffee and tea.

To secure tickets and find out more go to:

Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry live at The Station SC 
28 July | Birtinya | Free

In addition to the signature events, the program is packed full of other fantastic events. A huge variety of experiences are on offer for food lovers including cooking classes, culinary cruises, degustation dinners, long lunches and brunches, farm tours and high teas. Prices range from $30-$280.

A showcase of the Coast’s talent and produce

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Rosanna Natoli said it was time for our cooks and chefs to shine.

Mayor Natoli said that during The Curated Plate, these culinary masters would be serving up delicious dishes, featuring homegrown produce and products.

“This event provides the opportunity for our region to showcase its fantastic offerings,” Mayor Natoli said.

“This ranges from our plentiful produce to an array of stunning restaurants and our amazing producers.

“More than 200 businesses from across the region’s food and agribusiness sector and tourism and hospitality industry have worked together to prepare the 10-day food and drink showcase that has more than 90 delicious events to choose from.”

What makes our food and drink festival different?

The Curated Plate is a 10-day event that celebrates the region’s local producers and chefs, spread over two weekends and plenty of options to feast on throughout the week.

Our food lovers can look forward to mouth-watering experiences on a farm, under the stars, by the seaside, next to a majestic mountain, on a boat, in a distillery as well as at some of the Sunshine Coast’s most well-known, well-loved and award-winning restaurants.

2023 TCP highlights reel

How to get tickets

Head to www.thecuratedplate.com.au to see the calendar of food and drink events or follow on socials @thecuratedplate to catch some of our highlights and promo-reels for inspiration.

This Curated Plate Food and Drink Festival is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council, supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism & Events Queensland, the Food and Agribusiness Network and Visit Sunshine Coast.



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