Carriageworks: Sydney Table

Carriageworks’ exclusive dinner series, Sydney Table, brings together Sydney’s best chefs and creatives for four new unique dining experiences during Vivid Sydney 2017.

Following a sold-out series in 2016, Mike McEnearney curates a lineup featuring Australia’s most respected chefs — together with Creative Director Tony Assness, and Lee Tran Lam as Master of Ceremonies.

The Lab: Menu with Canon and Automata

This is the theme of the latest installment of Canon's The Lab series via Leo Burnett Sydney, which aims to shift creative thinking behind the lens. The latest episode, titled The Lab - Menu, sees three photographers challenged to create images inspired by a blind tasting experience at acclaimed Sydney restaurant Automata - with none other than founder and head chef, Clayton Wells.

OzHarvest: Cooking with a conscience

Internationally acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura, of Italy’s Osteria Francescana, will host a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with OzHarvest at their Alexandria HQ on Sunday, 2 April 2017. Bottura is visiting Australia as part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

The exclusive and exceptional degustation dinner for 130 guests will be prepared and cooked by a hand-selected crew of magnificent chefs with a conscience.

Delicious: World's best Chef joins forces with Ox Harvest to tackle Australia's shocking food waste

Massimo Bottura proves he has both cooking skills and kindness in spades with his upcoming Aussie event.

Massimo Bottura may be renowned for his creativity in the kitchen, but it’s his conscience that is really helping him to make waves in the food industry. The Italian chef has used his profile to create non-profit organisation Food For Soul and set up not one, but two soup kitchens in Milan and Rio to help those less fortunate.


The greats align for a one-off experience. Marco Pierre White, who needs no introduction, joins his former protégé Zonfrillo – the trailblazer of Australian cuisine – and Wells who was crowned Hottest Chef of 2016 by The Weekend Australian. Three powerhouse chefs and personalities at the pass creating a menu never to be repeated. Guests will also receive a copy of Marco Pierre White’s White Heat. Six courses including beverages.

Gourmet Traveller: Tasting Australia returns

Tasting Australia takes a significant leap forward with a fresh line-up of ambassadors and international guest chefs for 2017.

The Town Square concept that creates a vibrant alfresco food village in the heart of Adelaide remains the hub for events from 30 April to 7 May, but will expand to include a pop-up glass-walled restaurant, a large communal fire pit for the use of a bevy of street-food stalls, and more wine-education events.

Gourmet Traveller: Chefs support the children of Syria

The Syrian conflict is one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. With so many people in danger, it's more important than ever right now to lend a hand, and in March top chefs around Australia will do just that.

The #CookForSyria Australia campaign follows on from the success of the UK version, which raised more than $350,000 and produced a best-selling book.

The Australian campaign is a month-long initiative that sees cooks from all over the country doing what they do best to raise money for children displaced by the conflict.