This article has been written for Movehub by one of our favourite bloggers, Kristy Leigh. If you’re interested in good food we recommend you visit her at – advice and info on every kind of dish, sauce, condiment, dessert and drink you can think of, from one of Perth’s most knowledgable and passionate food writers.

Every year since 2010, I have attended the incredible Good Food and Wine Show in Perth. Usually armed with entire weekend passes and tickets to my favourite sessions, that weekend becomes my favourite of the year. This year marks their 9th anniversary in Perth and is growing every year.

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Presented by Citi, the event will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11 – 13 July 2014, and is set to take Perth’s food and wine fanatics on a gastronomic celebration that will entertain, inspire and indulge the senses.

I always go the first day alone to fully immerse myself in the GFWS shows, events, classes and demonstrations. I like to chat with the vendors, take photos and make notes as I go – this can be very boring to non-bloggers.

The second day I enjoy the food and wine tastings and photo opportunities with the husband. Perfect as by that time I want to just sit back and enjoy the show for the nibbles and tipple. However looking at this year’s offers and lineup, I am going to try and attend all 3 days and eat as much as my tummy can handle. It’s a very exciting event this year!

Something that I am really excited about is the brand new WA Artisan Lane. This will be a showcase of the very best of artisan producers from around WA – including wine, beer, the delectable Fremantle Sardines, Blackwood Valley Smalls and Dellandale Dairy. Western Australia has amazing produce and it’s great they get a starring role in this year’s show.

The Celebrity Chefs who will be rocking the ILVE Good Food Theatre are:

Maggie Beer (one of my absolute favourites) Antonio Carluccio Matt MoranMatt Stone Miguel Maestre Adriano Zumbo Alastair McLeod

Each chef will whip up a 3 course meal in front of you and walk through all their tricks to get it right! It’s loud, fun, interactive and if you’re lucky, you might even get to nibble on some of their dishes or win a prize. A few years ago I was crazy enough to dance on stage and win myself an Analon frying pan – woo! Access to these live action sessions are included in your general entry ticket, so plan out your day using this helpful schedule

Other great inclusions that come with your general entry ticket ($35):

Cheese Alley by Tucker’s Natural

Cows, goats, water buffalos, we love them all for their contribution to… cheese.

Riedel Wine Theatre

Some of the world’s best wine is made right here in Australia and the GFWS are thrilled to share some of our favourite types of wine with you at the Riedel Wine Theatre. Whether you’re new to wine appreciation or come armed with your own spittoon, there’s something for you here.

Laucke Creative Kitchen

At the Laucke Creative Kitchen you can learn to cook with our chefs, Sammy and Bella from MKR, who will take inspiration from the products around them to create delectable dishes. You can shop for the products at the show (at special show prices) and take them home to prepare yourself, with the hints and tips you’ve received from our resident Laucke Creative Kitchen chefs.

Grazing Garden

(Food trucks have really hit it off in Perth and this is somewhere I will be bee-lining for)

After a hard day learning about the best food and wines Australia has to offer, you’re sure to work up an appetite; and what better way to fill your belly than a visit to the best food trucks Perth has to offer.

W.A. Artisan Lane

A new and unique area of the show, from family-run businesses to smaller artisan companies, the W.A. Artisan Lane gives you the opportunity to expand your local foodie knowledge and pick up a special or two.

Some fabulous sessions and classes worth spending the extra cash on (these require a separate ticket, in addition to your general entry ticket):

Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce Masterclass ($20)

Learn how to create an authentic Italian home-made ricotta and tomato pasta sauce. Bottle your freshly prepared sauce, label it and take it home together with a Barilla goodie bag.

Zumbarons Masterclass ($99)

Learn the secrets behind Adriano Zumbo’s famed Zumbarons in this two-hour, hands-on masterclass. He will pass on all the required tips and tricks you will need to master the sweet delicacies, so you’ll be impressing friends and family at home in no time! And take home Zumbo gift bag valued at $69.95.

Cheese Masterclass ($50)

Join Bruny Island Cheese Master, Nick Haddow, for a cheese masterclass exploring sublime cheese and wine matches, and all the latest trends in Australian cheese making and enjoying.

Casa Barilla Cooking School ($5)

Join us as we teach you how to prepare and cook a delicious, classic Italian pasta dish. Each class is hands-on, interactive and fun – you learn, you cook, you eat! Plus you will take home a generous goodie bag.

LifeStyle FOOD Chef’s Table ($55)

Enjoy a gorgeous three-course tasting prepared live by chefs, and understand the origins of the produce used to create each meal. Top it off with gorgeous Australian wines matched by our chefs to each course, and take home a gift bag valued at $40.

Riedel A+ Australia Wine Bar ($50-$85)

Attend one of these inspiring classes crafted by Wine Australia’s industry expert, Aaron Brasher. Whether you are a weekend wine drinker or wine connoisseur, these sessions are designed with discovery and inspiration in mind. All this and a twin pack of Riedel glasses, bottle of wine, and Gourmet Wine mag to take home.

Riedel Glass Tasting

Join Riedel for an entertaining and educational tasting. Step by step, your host will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception of the aroma, taste, and overall enjoyment of wine. Take home four Riedel wine glasses valued at $120.

If you are hoping to experience something a little bit special, why not spoil yourself with a VIP experience:

Barilla’s Italian Breakfast with Sammy and Bella ($50)

Join Barilla and My Kitchen Rules’ Sammy and Bella for an exclusive pre-show breakfast event on Saturday morning. You’ll get early entry to the Show, and then be transported straight to the Italian isle of Sardinia, where you’ll prepare and cook delicious Seadas – a sweet and savoury breakfast pastry typical of the region. It’s a hands-on class that promises to be a lot of fun. Join us for breakfast and leave with a generous goodie bag.

The Celebration Pass ($135)

Gives you entry to the show, exclusive access to the VIP lounge (often frequented by the celebrity chefs), drinks and canapés, reserved priority seating in the Good Food Theatre and a heap of free goodies to take home, including premium Rieldel glassware and a Maggie Beer gift bag.

The Cheese Lovers VIP Pass ($65)

Gives fromage fantatics entry to the Show and an exclusive cheese and wine matching class from Bruny Island Cheese and Majella Wine, presented by Nick Ryan.

Each year the Good Food & Wine Show showcases more fresh food producers, new exhibitors, the opportunity to meet experts in their field, an exciting line-up of chefs, and informative and inspiring classes to take part in. Visitors can tour the very best food and wine regions without leaving the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre at this year’s 2014 Good Food & Wine Show.

Important Information:


Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Opening Hours:

Friday 11th July 2014 9.30am – 4.30pm (day Session)

Friday 11th July 5.30pm – 9.30pm (evening Session)

Saturday 12th July 10am – 6pm

Sunday 13th July 10am – 5pm

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