A Proud History

Our 25th celebration in 2017

We started as a spark of an idea in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events dreamt up by Peter Clemenger AM AO. Today we're a state-wide celebration in March with over 300 events all across Victoria.

Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in bespoke events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements, dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.

We are all about supporting and cultivating the very things that make Melbourne - and our surrounding regions - a gastronomic playground.

We are incredibly lucky to have an abundance of fresh seasonal produce, bustling food markets, innovative chefs and their award-winning restaurants, expert winemakers, the warmest hospitality and passionate artisan producers all on our doorstep.

It is our privilege to work closely with the local industry to shine a light on Victoria as a world-class gastronomic destination.