Foodies to shine at Regional Flavours showcase
LOCAL foodies will be on show to more than 90,000 people during the annual Regional Flavours event this weekend.
Sunshine Coast chefs Alejandro Cancino and Cameron Matthews will create a number of locally inspired dishes at the 'Flavours of the Sunshine Coast' regional hub, which will showcase eight local food and beverage companies.
The regional hub, sponsored by Visit Sunshine Coast and the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), will demonstrate food and agribusiness innovation and promote the Coast as a food tourism destination.
FAN general manager Emma Greenhatch said Regional Flavours was a key event that gave food businesses a valuable opportunity to connect directly with thousands of consumers and promote the diverse range of quality products produced in the region.
"It's an exciting time in the food and agribusiness industry in the greater Sunshine Coast region, with many new companies starting up and others expanding into national and international markets," Ms Greenhatch said.
"It's timely to take advantage of events such as this to showcase our quality products and capabilities to audiences beyond the region.
"Ultimately events such as these are all about raising awareness and driving new sales, and we hope the participating businesses have a fantastic couple of days."
Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford said Regional Flavours was an exciting event to be part of.
"With more than 900 food and agribusinesses calling the Sunshine Coast home, this event provides an opportunity to continue to position the region as the food innovation capital of Australia and will help visitors get a taste of the region's extensive and diverse food offerings," Mr Latchford said.
"While our beaches and sunshine are the primary attraction for many visitors, there is far more depth to the region's tourism menu. The beauty is that you can enjoy time at the beach in the morning and head off to the hinterland for a food discovery tour in the afternoon."
The following local businesses will be on show as stallholders during Regional Flavours:
. Fenn Foods
. Hum Honey
. Kenilworth Dairies
. KOKOPOD Chocolate
. Mighty Bean Tempeh
. The Fresh Chai Co
. Woombye Cheese Co.
For more information about Regional Flavours visit www.regionalflavours.com.au.