Feast your eyes, and your taste buds, on some of Victoria’s best young chefs, in this special 30 Under 30 event series by Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. 30 chefs from some of the best eateries around Victoria will cook up a storm, starting with a special Gala Dinner in July, followed by more intimate events in August. This event series will showcase some of the best culinary talent that Victoria has to offer, as well as celebrate the 30th anniversary of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Tickets for these unforgettable experiences are on sale now.
30 Under 30 Gala Dinner
For one night only, talented young chefs from around the state will cook up a feast at the Plaza Ballroom. Taste 30 delicious dishes in this spectacular Gala Dinner. This celebration will bring together chefs from notable restaurants around Melbourne, including Vue de Monde, Attica, Provenance and more.
Just because there’s 30 chefs, doesn’t mean that there’ll be 30 massive courses to sit through. Instead, the first ten dishes will be served cocktail party-style, with tray service and from stations around the room. Then, the main courses will be served on the table to share, family-style. After that, dessert will be served across the table to share, and from around the room.
Meanwhile, drinks for the night are included, and were chosen in consultation with a panel of under-30 Victorian sommeliers and bar managers. Expect matched drinks throughout the night, and cocktails to finish.
This Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday July 28, and set you back $250.
30 Under 30 Event Series
After the Gala Dinner, the chefs will cook together in small groups at celebrated venues like Cutler & Co, Matilda 159, Stokehouse, Society and Embla. This will provide a more intimate setting for you to see and hear from the chefs.
Cutler & Co
When: Wednesday August 3
Enjoy a five-course dinner at this Fitzroy restaurant. This meal will focus on everything that’s good about cooking and eating in Victoria right now.
When: Sunday August 7
This will be the only lunch in the series. Enjoy a Sunday lunch curated by six chefs in a wood-fired kitchen. This meal features six courses, as well as a welcome drink from Embla’s impressive cellar.
When: Tuesday August 2
Head to this South Yarra restaurant and indulge in six courses from a diverse and talented group of chefs. Tickets include the food, while drinks are charged upon consumption.
When: Wednesday August 10
Head upstairs into the East Room, a salon that seats 50 people, and get to know six Victorian chefs. This dining experience includes six courses with matched wines by the glass, and a Little Lon Martini on arrival.
When: Wednesday August 17
This St Kilda venue will host five very different chefs. This dinner will include five courses as well as a welcome drink.
To see the full program, click here.