30 under 30

Taste the future today

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is marking its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner led by 30 of Victoria’s best chefs under 30 years of age, an epic celebration on a grand scale showcasing the innovative up-and-coming talent shaping the state’s dynamic hospitality industry.

The 30th anniversary celebrations kick off with the 30 Under 30 Gala Dinner on Thursday 28 July in the Regent Theatre’s Plaza Ballroom, foregrounding Melbourne’s reputation as the creative engine and culinary heartland of Australia. The dinner brings together 30 of the state’s most talented chefs under 30 years of age, from such lauded restaurants as Attica, Vue de Monde, Gimlet, Igni, Aru and Provenance to bring the taste of tomorrow to today. This is their take on the brave new world of food, a wild and outrageous gala dinner like no other.

After the spectacle of the gala, the 30 Under 30 Dining Series gives diners a chance to see and hear more from the 30 chefs in a more intimate setting, with the chefs cooking together in smaller groups at special dinners (and a lunch!) at some of Melbourne’s most celebrated eateries: Cutler & Co, Matilda 159, Stokehouse, Society and Embla.