The festival offers something for everyone - large scale food events, intimate dinners cooked by some of the world’s leading chefs, authentic food experiences in Sydney’s culturally diverse suburbs and family activities.
The World Chef Showcase brings more than 25 world class chefs and food personalities together for a weekend to share their culinary talents and tales with a specific food focus. Click here for this year’s theme.
The festival starts with a sizzle during Barbecue Madness, as chefs and food producers fire up the coals. Sydney shows off the great Aussie tradition with brilliant barbecues across the city, including a fresh produced themed extravaganza at The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market.
Hyde Park is transformed into an authentic Asian hawker-style market, with noodles, dumplings, desserts and more during the Night Noodle Markets. This major highlight of the festival brings together dozens of fabulous food stalls, bars and live entertainment on weeknights throughout October.
Breakfast at Bondi returns this year, with music, food, surf and celebrity chefs for 5000 Sydneysiders and visitors as the sun comes up.
Crave Sydney offers the opportunity to sample the best Sydney and regional restaurants too, through the popular Let’s Do Lunch event, quirky Hats Off dinners as well as special late-night Sugar Hit dessert treats.
Make a meal of it and visit regional New South Wales to sample fresh produce during the Festival. Check out local specialties and meet the producers through produce tours, farmers’ markets and the glorious 100 Mile Meals series across the state.
About Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is responsible for promoting Australia world-wide as the world’s best destination for business and leisure. Through a wide range of activities Tourism Australia aims to raise awareness of Australia’s unique attributes which attract and entice visitors to experience our country. Our activities in 23 markets, including Australia, include advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry, consumer promotions, online communications and research.
In November 2010 Tourism Australia unveiled a new strategic approach for Australian tourism – the 2020 Tourism Industry Potential - to improve the industry’s performance and competitiveness. The 2020 Tourism Industry Potential is a 10 year vision for the industry which aims to grow the overnight expenditure generated by tourism to as much as $140 billion by 2020.
To achieve the 2020 Potential, Tourism Australia operates in key markets around the world offering the greatest opportunities for tourism growth including Australia. This includes established markets such as the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Korea, and China; growth markets such as Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India; Thailand, and Gulf Countries.