Winter foodie festival set to showcase edible coast

GET READY to design your dream coffee blend, learn more about the plant-based cooking revolution, or lavish in the longest of lunches in the most breathtaking of settings. 

The Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated celebration of food, nature and fellowship is almost here, and a tantalising program has been revealed. 

From Caloundra to Coolum and Buderim to Beerwah The Curated Plate is set to feature more than 100 events from over 300 local producers and suppliers. 

From July 28 to August 6, it will also unite 52 local businesses and event organisers and be run across 10 delicious days. 

The hospitality hubs of Maleny, Mapleton, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore are ready to welcome locals and visitors and give them an unforgettable taste of the Sunshine Coast. 

Attendees will be able to experience a hinterland harvest or enjoy a Sunday brunch on a balcony with incredible views. 

Signature events on the program include the Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival, MooloolaBARS, a one-day beer and beverage event across Mooloolaba venues and bars, and a free, family-friendly From Paddock to Curated Plate event. 

If your mouth is watering, see the program at and make your reservations. 

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the home-grown festival would be a tantalizing 10-day celebration of the region’s local produce. 

“This culinary showcase’s point of difference was the stunning backdrops, set across the region’s diverse natural assets from the mountains to the sea,” Mayor Jamieson said. 

“There’s plenty on offer with over 100 events showcasing more than 300 local producers and suppliers. 

“Created by 52 local businesses and event organisers, I’m confident visitors and locals will be treated to some of the best food and tourism experiences in Australia at The Curated Plate on the Sunshine Coast.” 

Locals and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the flavours of the region and connect with growers, producers, and chefs through memorable and unique experiences.  

The Sunshine Coast’s newest airline BONZA will enable visitors from all over Australia to attend this year’s event via the region’s gateway, The Sunshine Coast Airport. 

The Curated Plate is an event initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Sunshine Coast Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), Visit Sunshine Coast and supported by the Queensland Government.  

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