House & Garden,  Lifestyle

The Good Food and Wine Show


The Good Food & Wine Show will bring its scrumptious line-up to Melbourne on the 4-6th June and Sydney, July 16-18th this year, serving up a host of Australia’s finest food and wine, a huge celebrity chef line up and a feast of tasting experiences to tempt everyone’s palette.

It’s a great day out with family and friends and a celebration of Australian food, wine and beer all under one roof.  (And, for the first time, a huge coffee experience is also on the menu at the Melbourne show.)

Walk the aisles with your fork at the ready, explore new flavours, take in the aromas and discover a host of quirky kitchen and household gadgets as you experience the special show features on offer in 2010.


Star gaze in the Celebrity Theatre

Learn new trends and styles in cooking from the masters and expand your own cooking artillery by booking prime seats in the Celebrity Theatre.  Watch Australia’s leading chefs, including George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Matt Moran, Manu Feildel, Pete Evans, Tobie Puttock, Adrian Richardson and Miguel Maestre, showcase their newest culinary creations and share shortcuts you can use at home.

For the first time ever…we are roasting!

Exclusive to the Melbourne Show, the new Coffee Experience offers coffee classes, competitions, on-site roasting, interactive workshops and even fashion parades. Some of Australia’s coffee experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of coffee as you enjoy the samples. It’s literally a show within a show.

From the garden…

Grab your cane basket and enjoy the freshly grown produce of Mother Nature’s spoils at Lyndey Milan’s Regional Producers Market. Here we celebrate Australia’s regional food growers and producers, handpicked by Lyndey Milan. It’s a gastronomic adventure across Australia’s diverse, famous regional food centres.

I heard it on the grapevine…

Be transported to the vineyards of Australia’s most famous wine regions as you learn about grape growing secrets handed down from generation-to-generation. Put your palate to the test, sampling some of Australia’s top drops in the Riedel Wine Theatre and enjoy an up-close and personal chat with Australia’s leading wine makers.

Want to delve deeper?  Be one of just 20 participants at one of the six daily tutored wine sessions in the Riedel Decanter BarIt’s an in-depth wine experience with a panel of experts including Matt Skinner, Ben Edwards from The Wine Guide, and wine guru, Rob Hicks.   

Back to school

In the Gourmet Garden Cooking School anyone can learn to be a chef and expand their cooking repertoire to create a simple family dish to fit the weekly budget or broaden your culinary horizons to experiment with more exotic, unusual ingredients under the guidance of professional chefs.

At the Cheesematters Masterclass enjoy the crumble and the lava-like yellow that packs a punch as served up by cheese guru, Naomi Crisante. Learn how to assemble a harmonious cheese platter complemented with the perfect wine and accompaniments or just enjoy the variety of tastes and textures that cheese has to offer.

Dining in… at the Show

Step into a relaxed environment and enjoy mouth-watering dishes created by top chefs, all matched with wine in the Show Restaurant. Sample an entrée or take some time out for a main and dessert.

For the first time ever, scrumptious cupcake and chocolate masterclasses will join the already mouth watering line up of attractions at this year’s Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne.


Test out Sunbeam’s latest and innovative products in a hands-on cooking session. Learn how to make cupcakes in just 12 minutes with Sunbeam’s latest gadgets and delight in the perfect coffee making sessions. Take part in a class of 25 and walk away with your gorgeous cupcakes, freshly brewed coffee and loads of giveaways from Sunbeam. There are five Sunbeam Academy sessions available daily.


Also new in 2010 is the Lindt Chocolate Masterclass where you will be able to taste a wide selection of Lindt’s decadent chocolates. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the art of appreciating the finest quality chocolate under the guidance of Swiss-born Master Chocolatier, Thomas Schnetzler. Sample new flavours and take away a delicious goodie bag. There are five separate Lindt Chocolate Masterclass sessions on Friday and Saturday and four on Sunday.


Australia’s favourite celebrity chefs will appear in the popular Celebrity Theatre brought to you by Ilve. Be amongst the first to experience the magical dishes from the new book by MasterChef Australia’s own, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan in their stage show of the same name Your Place or Mine.

Learn how to match food with the right wine with Tobie Puttock and Matt Skinner from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Melbourne or enjoy top tips from Matt Moran of ARIA, one of Sydney’s premier restaurants, as he shares his cooking secrets.

Don’t miss hot new favourites, Manu Feildel and Pete Evans from My Kitchen Rules, as they go head-to-head in their “Mate against Mate” show, preparing two dishes each, putting their French and Aussie influences to the test and vying for audience votes. Also, see Manu in a solo session mixing his culinary skills with circus craft!

For a super-charged cooking demo, join the chefs from Boys Weekend – Gary Mehigan, Adrian Richardson, Miguel Maestre and Manu Feildel – as they bring boys outdoor cooking – inside!


Tickets for the Melbourne Show are now on sale through Ticketek and are already selling like hotcakes, so get in quick! Purchase tickets through Ticketek on 132 849 or

For full Show details and more information, visit the Good Food & Wine Show website You can also follow  the Good Food & Wine Show on Twitter at and on Facebook
Thanks to the Good Food & Wine Show we have 3 double passes to the Melbourne show to give away.
Comment below and tell us what your favourite thing at the Good Food and Wine Show is…..


  • candy

    i cannot wait to eat my way from one end to the other and try all new things, and stock up up my vinegars , oils and rubs, pick me pick me

  • Sharna

    My favourite thing about the food and wine show it is something mum and i do together, it is our bonding time, and we love the celebrity theatre we learn so much!

  • nellbe

    spending the day tasting, drinking and learning. Oh and seeing my favourite chef, Tobie Puttock 🙂

  • K

    It would have to be the demonstrations I love cooking and I love new gadgets

  • bec

    I have never been before and would love the opportunity to experience it with my mum for some bonding time. Also learn a lot of different things along the way.

  • BeccyLou

    I imagine it would be able to have a HOT coffee, without constantly being interrupted by MUUUUUMMMMM!! Also learning some new tricks for healthy and fun eating for me and the kids…oh and the cook books…oh and the chocolate…oh and the food…oh and the celebrity cooks….oh and…..everything

  • Oh Gorgeous Baby

    I have never attended before but I seen the ad on TV and said to hubby we should go! He is a great cook and works in the industry but has never got his form qualifications. I am trying to convince him to contact a UNI to persue it further and I hope attending the show would help me!

    The celeb chefs and the chocolate and the coffee will get me hooked!

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