South Burnett Culinary Tourism Food Forum was delivered on the 28 November in the Kingaroy Town Hall. Around 75 people made the attendance with the audience including farmers, producers, value adders, café and other eatery businesses, local government, Southern Queensland Country Tourism and Tourism Events Queensland representatives. The crowd gathered to hear presentations by James Corvan – tourism guru, Amanda Hinds – owner Indulge Café and passionate champion of local produce, Anthony Rehbein – farmer, Bunda Ginga & Hummock Produce, Wendy Hughes – journalist and food writer.
Post presentation there was the opportunity to network with like-minded people and make connections in the South Burnett regional produce area.
The audience was invited to enjoy the refreshments on offer – all local of course, catered by Roberta Schablon from The Saucy Fork Functions. The next step is to build a regional produce database and work with interested parties by developing a food networking group.
Some feedback from the event gathered from thank you emails and surveys:
- “Thank you so much for bringing such inspiring speakers to the town hall”
- “Endless possibilities”
- “Very informative and got some great ideas”
- “Excited by the opportunities”
- “Great event to appreciate the opportunities available in the region”
- “Exciting time to be starting our food production journey in the South Burne
- “Was great to talk food and farming with folk”
If you are a producer or operate a dining establishment and would like to register your interest to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The presenters L – R: James Corvan, Anthony Rehbein, Amanda Hinds, Wendy Hughes