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Food Lovers

If you’re a foodie who loves to get their hands dirty in the kitchen then this year’s Food Lovers cooking demonstrations are for you! Celebrity chef Matt Golinski will be taking you on a journey to meet some of the region’s best home cooks. These 45-minute demonstrations feature a recipe designed to showcase fresh, local ingredients and will teach you how to cook like a chef at home. Food Lovers is free to enter, so come and join us and grab a recipe card to take home and try! 

Stay tuned to see who will be cooking at the Food Lovers marquee in 2020.

Matt Golinski

Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.  Well known as one of the original team members of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series, Matt has worked as executive chef at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants and founded his own catering company.  Based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Matt now enjoys working as a consulting chef to restaurants, being a regular guest chef at festivals and events and writing his popular food columns and blog.  He is also an active member of the Slow Food movement and a motivational speaker.  Since 2015 Matt has been helping the Gympie Region promote itself as a world-class food destination in his role as their Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador. He uses his knowledge of the area and it’s producers to showcase the region through cooking demonstrations and his blog “Matt Eats Gympie”.  In March 2018, Matt joined the Peppers Noosa Resort team as their Consultant Executive Chef, developing menus that consolidate his knowledge and love of the producers of his region. Matt spends a couple of days a week in the kitchen at Peppers creating new seasonal recipes, so if you’re in for breakfast, lunch or dinner be sure to poke your head into the kitchen and say hi.

Sherrie Gabler & Shawn Anderson

Deldora Delights is a local food van and catering business by Sherrie Gabler & Shawn Anderson, locals to Childers. Sherrie & Shawn enjoy creating tasty, wholesome meals using locally grown and sourced ingredients that are naturally gluten free and dairy free – providing something for everyone. The duo will travel up to a 500km radius to be a part of many events and most enjoy private function catering where they have the opportunity to put a more personal touch on their services. With a new Deldora Delights van, they offer anything from burgers and fries to a full sit down spit roast meal with all of the trimmings.

Time: 2:30pm – 3:15pm


Mary River Parklands, Wharf Street Maryborough
1 June 2019 | 10am – 5pm
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