The Curated Plate is a delicious celebration of the Sunshine Coast’s local produce, producers and chefs, and unique natural assets from the sea to the hinterland. The program is developed through collaboration between local producers, suppliers and businesses who come together to tell their stories not only through food but experiences.
The Curated Plate made its debut in 2019, showcasing local produce as curated by international, national and local chefs to foodie audiences from the coast to the hinterland. Following the event’s cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the impacts of the pandemic the event returned as The Curated (Side) Plate in 2022, offering up a smaller ‘serving’ of events, whetting the appetite for both industry and food lovers for a food tourism event on the Sunshine Coast.
The 2022 focus was on ‘building from the ground up’ via a local industry-driven program, featuring the Sunshine Coast’s vast array of producers, chefs, restaurants and cafes, tourism and event experiences, and farm-gate activities. The 10-day festival menu featured 91 events, hosted by 42 industry partners from the coast to the hinterland, demonstrating that Sunshine Coast businesses and producers are hungry for opportunities to thrive through changing times.
In 2023, our program was brimming with unique culinary experiences across the Sunshine Coast, with locations, activities, menus and price points to suit everyone, and many hidden gems which surprised visitors and locals alike.