Photo gallery: Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Published 12:00pm 22 August 2022

Photo gallery: Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
Words by Kylie Knight

Celebrity chefs and the best food and drinks the Moreton Bay Region has to offer drew big crowds to Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival on the weekend.

The event, from August 19-21, was headlined by popular chefs including Manu Fieldel, Miguel Maestre, Adriano Zumbo, Georgia Barnes, Alastair McLeod, Pearly Sprinkles, Kim McCosker, Alex Glenn and Luke Camilleri.

The chefs performed across two stages during the three days, sharing recipes and cooking tips as they prepared dishes using a selection of local produce.

The event site, which spanned about 1km along the foreshore at Woody Point, included six precincts offering six different experiences and masterclasses.

Moreton Bay Food +Wine Festival was delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT), with the support of key strategic partner, Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the weekend’s event was the Cinderella story Moreton Bay deserved.

“After last year’s horror cancellation, the weather gods definitely smiled on us to give our events and hospitality industry some well-deserved perfection,” Mayor Flannery says.

“I don’t think anyone at this event will forget those incredible sunsets. Life simply doesn’t get any better than enjoying the best local produce, cooked by amazing chefs, along our spectacular foreshore.

“I can’t describe the pride I felt driving across Ted Smout bridge, looking across the sparkling waters of our bay to see the peninsula bursting to life.

“More than 20,000 foodies turned out to party over the weekend, which is a massive vote of confidence in our industry and region. So, I only see this event getting bigger and better into the future.

“In fact, I think it’ll become a flagship event for all of South East Queensland, and eventually become an attraction for interstate visitors like the Noosa Food & Wine Festival.”

Photo gallery: Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Perfect combination

MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe says it was a massive three days, with perfect weather, fine food, quality entertainment, tasty drinks and relaxed bayside atmosphere enjoyed by big crowds.

“There were huge crowds at the cooking demonstrations, with our big line-up of celebrity chefs cooking up a storm using local produce,” Mr Newcombe says.

“The event was as much about our region’s local producers as it was about enjoying the music, atmosphere, drinks, food and fireworks. I hope those who attended, left with a greater appreciation of the bounty our region has to offer.

“Thanks to my amazing team for all their hard work in making this year’s festival such a success.”

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