WA Food and Drink Symposium - 28th MayBACK TO FUN STUFF
We are pretty pumped to be supporting the first WA Food and Drink Symposium, happening in Perth on Sunday 28th May.
In a similar vein to Noma’s MAD conferences and Ben Shewry’s WAW Gathering in 2014, we want to organize Western Australia’s first ever Food And Drink Symposium on Sunday 28 May 2017.
FADS will bring farmers, producers, chefs, educators and consumers together for a unique, community creating and sustainable food and drink event filled with talks, taste and interactive workshops.
We hope to present interesting viewpoints and stories that represent the varied landscape that is the Western Australian food and drink community.
An epic line-up of speakers include
Ben Shewry (chef Attica, Melbourne)
Tammi Jonas (ethical pig farmer/butcher Joni Farms in Victoria and current chair of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s producers’ branch Fair Food Farmers United)
Guy Jeffreys (chef/gardener, Millbrook Winery)
Nic Giblett (fourth generation farmer/orchardist, Newton Orchards)
Jude Blereau (whole and natural foods chef/teacher)
Warren Pensini (organic beef farmer, Blackwood Valley)
Joel Valvasori (chef, Lulu La Delizia)
Kenny McHardy (chef, Manuka Woodfire Kitchen)
Amy Hamilton (chef, Liberte)
Sam Ward (chef, Más)
Mika Inaba (local fresh food retailer, Fresh Provisions)
Sophie Zalokar (chef, Foragers Field Kitchen and Cooking School)
Harry Wykman (bio-intensive urban farmer)
Aaron Carr (chef, Vasse Felix)
Dale Tilbrook (native produce providore)
WA FADS will be covering a range of topics covered including:
-discussing long term, sustainable solutions;
-sharing what happens behind the scenes;
-reconnecting people with where their food comes from; and
empowering people with the knowledge to make better choices on what they eat.
-investigating the real cost of food
-looking at seasonality and availability of food across the State
-examining WA’s drinks industry
-discussing kitchen culture
-the challenges of running a restaurant
-exploring the use of native ingredients
-history of the state’s alcohol industry
Through FADS, we aim to start a conversation on the issues that we face as a State, and to discuss them as a community. We hope this will result in improving our food and drink landscape, and strengthening and making the industry we work and consume in more vital.
Tickets include the full-day workshop, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea – 9am to 6pm. $100 for the full day or $150 including the sundowner drinks after the event.