Bespoke food experiences

Bespoke food experiences


A natural food bowl, the Sunshine Coast is rapidly becoming Australia’s favourite taste destination.  Whether it be a paddock-to-plate degustation, fresh-off-the-trawler seafood BBQ, chef-guided food trail or a spectacular market stall cocktail reception; the Sunshine Coast offers a bounty of foodie adventures, tasty attractions and gourmet experiences to wow your delegates.

Behind the scenes producers tour

by Live it Tours

Visit some of the Sunshine Coast’s most talented local producers ’behind the scenes’, tasting and discovering the freshest of locally grown seasonal food on this gourmet culinary tour. Meet local producers and learn first-hand how they grow their produce and the processes involved in taking fare from paddock to plate. Discover each of the intriguing stories of how their products evolved and the motivation that has led them to stand out in their field. Be pleasantly surprised with new taste sensations with the opportunity to sample a variety of food that is home-grown with passion and care. This foodie experience culminates with a sumptuous chef-prepared gourmet meal including all of the fresh seasonal produce experienced on the day.

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 20
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 30
Activity Duration: Half day* or full day options available
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Noosa Hinterland paddock to plate trail

by Beyond Experiences

The Noosa Hinterland region is renowned for its abundance of fresh, local and delectable produce. Visit farm gates to unearth the region’s local food and interact first-hand with farmers. Enjoy tips and tastings of a wide variety of unique and seasonal produce. Hosted exclusively by a renowned Sunshine Coast foodie, the trail delivers a genuine and authentic farm experience. Feast at a farm to fork long table lunch showcasing the local produce prepared by a  prominent local chef. This experience ticks all the boxes with wine tastings and a visit to a local French Patisserie also included as part of this personalised food journey.

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 10
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 60
Activity Duration: Half day* or full day options available
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Long lunch in the macadamia groves

by Beyond Experiences

Be swept away to a private macadamia estate located less than 25 minutes from famous Noosa. Lined with macadamia groves, this immaculate working farm provides a charming ambience and unique setting to indulge in a long lunch. Immerse yourself in the setting of the fresh open air and amongst the groves for a long table style lunch showcasing  plentiful Sunshine Coast produce, including the hero ingredient of the macadamia nut. The seasonally produced feast will be prepared by a local chef, passionate about creativity and real local food. Wine tastings will also be included to complete this unique Sunshine Coast food and wine experience.

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 10
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 60
Activity Duration: Half day
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Farm shed paddock to plate long lunch

by Beyond Experiences

Experience the hospitality of an authentic Sunshine Coast dining experience lunching in a hay shed on a functioning local farm. Visit the farm located approximately 50 minutes from Noosa and enjoy a farm tour to hear the local story, see the operation and immerse in the complete paddock to plate journey. Be treated to a long table lunch hosted exclusively by a renowned Sunshine Coast Foodie.* Enjoy a menu featuring the best local Sunshine Coast regional produce at this Aussie style luncheon, prepared by a renowned Australian chef.* This is an exclusive money can’t buy experience on the Sunshine Coast that will inspire, spoil and surprise you. (* Dependent on availability)

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 10
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 60
Activity Duration: Half day
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Camels and canapes

by Live it Tours

An exclusive, “behind the scenes” farm gate experience to the Sunshine Coast’s one and only camel dairy which is sure to surprise and delight! Meet the producer and personally discover the amazing health benefits of camel milk and how a camel dairy works. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Maxi, Gracey and all the other camels and to enjoy authentic hands on experiences with these highly intelligent and gentle animals. All of this while devouring a delicious selection canapés made from fresh camel milk, topped with a glass of champagne and overlooking the stunning Glasshouse Mountains. Camels & Canapés truly is a Sunshine Coast experience that cannot be found anywhere else!       

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 10
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 40
Activity Duration: 3 hours
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 Free ranging chef bush food discovery

by Live it Tours

Discover the secrets of native Australian bush foods with our local bush food culinary expert going under the name “Free Ranging Chef”. During this experience you will be introduced to the intriguing world of bush tucker as you discover the bursting flavours of the native Australian bush foods that are readily found in the lesser known rural areas of the Sunshine Coast. Join in an interactive bush tucker cooking demonstration; taste, smell and touch a variety of bush foods and learn about their importance in Australian Indigenous culture. You will definitely be surprised by their distinctive flavours - the sweet is sweeter, the sour is sourer and some delightfully shock the taste buds! Finally, sit down to a culinary buffet feast of bush food dishes cooked with fresh local produce and the amazing flavours of the bush-food garden - it is truly a feast for the senses!

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 20
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 100
Activity Duration: 4 hours
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Gourmet food and wine

by Live it Tours

Sip local wines in open spaces and be treated to fresh seasonal produce while taking in the unique lifestyle and natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning hinterland. Travel along the Blackall Range and stop to take a guided walk through a tranquil rainforest reserve, a living museum of diverse plant and animal life where you can connect with nature.

Afterwards we visit a famous Montville Vineyard and restaurant where you are introduced to a selection of 100% estate-grown wines complimented by a selection of local epicure cheese. Taste a range of distinctive wines while learning about their varietal qualities and fruit richness – a delectable wine lover’s experience! You then sit down to the ultimate paddock-to-platter experience sharing a variety of delicious charcuterie platters including, seasonal farm cured meats and game, Berkshire ham off the bone, terrine, pate, marinated and pickled vegetables, house-made relish and a selection of locally made Artisan breads complimented with a glass of wine of choice. Served alfresco on the terrace overlooking the vines and stunning coastal landscapes this is the ultimate Sunshine Coast gourmet food and wine experience.

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 10
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 50
Activity Duration: 4 hours
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Gourmet bush tucker banquet

by Live it Tours

Be welcomed on arrival with a cool, bush food beverage and delicious seasonal bush food canapés that are sure to surprise the taste buds. Sit down to a culinary banquet feast of dishes cooked with fresh local produce and seasonal bush foods readily found in the Sunshine Coast region. Whilst enjoying your meal, the dynamic ‘Free Ranging Chef’ and bush food expert, Peter Wolfe will introduce the abundant ingredients available in the region and ways to embrace their distinctive flavours in everyday meals. He will also explain the important role native Australian bush food plays in indigenous culture. Discover how these locally foraged bush foods are truly as nature intended - the sweet is sweeter, the sour is sourer and there is natural bitterness and spice heat which will surprise the palate

Suggested Minimum Numbers: 50
Suggested Maximum Numbers: 100
Activity Duration: 5 hours
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