Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard


Cooking Up A Top Event.

You might believe it to be too early to think about May next year, but if you are an organised person you’ll be pleased to know the program for The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival has been finalised.

Plan ahead for the 2015 event and be first in line for tickets when more than 250 of the best names in food, wine and lifestyle will be in Noosa from May 14–17.Jim food and wine

Tickets are available from Friday 12th exclusively to Chilli Club members (which anyone can join) before they go on sale on January 5.

“In 2015 we’re focussing on new trends and spearheading some original new events, such as a Wild Food Dinner, new and exciting food trails, lifestyle discussions – putting the industry’s trending topics front and centre,” festival director Jim Berardo said.

“Next year’s line-up is bringing together more of what festival-goers want. We’re delivering more events on Noosa Main Beach, more beach parties and, of course, more of the fun people we know and love about the festival.”

Jim Berardo is orchestrating the perfect mix of the world’s leading chefs, forerunners of the food producing industry, Australia’s top wineries, award-winning Australian produce and hot live entertainment.

2015 highlights.

  • Internationally renowned chefs include David Thompson (Bangkok), Ryan Clift (Singapore), Josh Emett (Auckland), Meena Thongkumpola (New York), Ben Batterbury (Queenstown, New Zealand) and Andrew Evans (US) .
  •  Australia’s top chefs, include Mark Best, Martin Boetz, Peter Conistis, Colin Fassnidge, Dan Hong, Mark Jensen, Andrew McConnell, Matt Moran, David Moyle, Steven Snow, Ryan Squires, Shane Watson, Adriano Zumbo and many others.
  • Wild Food Dinner on Noosa Main Beach with Clayton Donovan, Matt Golinski, David Moyle, Sean McConnell and the festival’s executive chef Timothy Montgomery.
  •  Two chances to get your feet in the sand at the 1970s Beach Party Barbecue and Clam Bake on Noosa Main Beach on Saturday and Sunday nights. 
  • A new food trail, A Real Farm Experience and Lunch with the Walkers in the hinterland. Visit their working farm with nomadic chickens and beef, centred on their ethos of dedication, passion and commitment to the highest standards in animal welfare and quality produce. With chefs Marty Boetz, Cameron Matthews and Alex Herbert.
  • The new Seafood Trail to the Mooloolah River. Visit the boats and meet the fisherman as they unload their catch and feast on their bounty, while learning about the latest in sustainable fishing practices. With chefs Jiro Numata, Zeb Gilbert, David Pugh and Steven Snow.
  •  Asahi Super Dry Premium Barbecue Lunch on Noosa Main Beach – beer, boardies and bikinis. Great beer, amazing top-notch food by kings of the grill Morgan McGlone and Andre De Laine and US barbecue guru Andrew Evans. No better way to spend a Friday lunch with old and new friends.
  • Australia’s top wine authorities bring more of their expertise through fabulous master classes featuring Bernadette O’Shea, Aaron Brasher, Tony Harper, Peter Forrestal, Ken Gargett, George Samios and Qantas epiQure.
  •  Engage directly with Australia’s top winemakers from the country’s top vineyards. Only at the Noosa festival can you meet and interact directly with more than 70 of the nation’s best.

Unique attraction

Food and WineMinister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the 2015 festival boasted a spectacular program that featured as part of Queensland’s It’s Live! events calendar.

“The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival continues to attract thousands of visitors to the Sunshine Coast by serving up the perfect fusion of food and wine in spectacular natural surrounds,” Ms Stuckey said.

The festival is proud to be associated with sponsor Westpac and major partners Qantas, Audi and Seppelt. Westpac’s Queensland general manager of retail and business banking Greg Crocombe said the bank was once again delighted to be part of the event.

“It is so important to not just the local Sunshine Coast community but to foodies right across Australia.Food and Wine

We can’t wait for the 2015 line-up, which is set to be bigger and better than ever,” Mr Crocombe said. Australia’s premier food, wine and lifestyle event is also proud to announce its exciting new partnership with exceptional Australian specialty coffee company Di Bella Coffee and is delighted at the new opportunities the partnership will bring into the future.

The Di Bella Coffee partnership sets a new milestone for the festival in its alignment with the 2015 festival’s key message of sustainable, informed and ethical food sourcing choices.

There’s nowhere like the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival to get up close and personal with your favourite food heroes. Expect to bump in to all the usual suspects.

For more information about the festival,

Noosa International Food and Wine



About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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