Having worked for many years in various kitchens around the world, Miguel Maestre is one talented Spaniard who has made Sydney his home. Born in Murcia in the south of Spain, his love for food was pre-determined from a young age. Miguel’s passion for food and life is infectious, and he has developed a talent for incorporating Spanish ingredients and cooking styles into his Australian menus.

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Anna started her culinary career in 2000 when she accepted an apprenticeship with The Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne. During this time Anna won the “Best Apprentice in Victoria” competition run by Les Toques Blanc. The prize was a scholarship to work anywhere in the world to further her cooking career.

Anna embraced this opportunity to follow her dreams and took off to work in London for three years at The Claridges Hotel, regularly awarded the best hotel in England. During her time in London, Anna had the opportunity to work under two extraordinary pastry chefs, Miss Julie Sharp, (UK’s best Pastry Chef, 2004) and Nick Paterson who was awarded the same prize 2 years later.



Amanda Pernechele

Master of Ceremonies
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Rachael Ciesiolka

Rachael's Seafood Shack

3pm Saturday 22 April

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Jimmy Shu


12pm Sunday 23 April

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Zach Green

Elijah's Bar and Grill

6pm Saturday 22 April and 6pm Sunday 23 April

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Manoli Papathomas

Manoli's Greek Taverna

on stage 11.30am Sunday 23 April

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Karen Sheldon

Karen Sheldon Catering

on stage 3pm Sunday 23 April

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Evo Koulakis

Sailors Brew

5pm Sunday 23 April

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Stuart and Bardy

One Mile Brewery

4pm Saturday 22 April

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Tennille Russo

The Chantilly Kitchen

12pm Saturday 22 April

Kevin Cherkas

Kevin Cherkas

Cuca Restaurant, Bali

1pm Sunday 23 April

Champagne Dame

Kyla Kirkpatrick

The Champagne Dame

10.30am Saturday 22 April

Territory Taste Festival 2016

Viva La Vida

Cocktail Demo - Shaken or Stirred

7pm Saturday 22 April and 7pm Sunday 23 April


Dishing Up Darwin

Demonstration by the 2017 competition winner

2pm Sunday 23 April

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Darwin Turf Club's Pitch Perfect Competition

The search for the NT's next acoustic or vocal superstar

10.15am and 1.30pm Saturday 22 April


Sponsor Cook Off

Cook off between two of our event sponsors

1pm Saturday 22 April