MFWF: 30 Under 30 Gala Dinner and Event Series

Thu 28th July, 2022 – Wed 17th August, 2022
Price: $120–$250
For one night only, expect 30 dishes by 30 of Victoria’s most exciting chefs under 30 – including Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen, Etta’s Rosheen Kaul and Bar Liberty’s Zackary Furst. A series of smaller, more intimate dinners will follow.

This year, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) hit the big 3-0. And its anniversary celebrations were suitably momentous during its official festival run from March 25 to April 9.

But it’s announced a huge offshoot gala dinner and event series that will put the prowess, innovation and gold standard of Victoria’s best young chefs on show.

The star-studded 30 Under 30 Gala Dinner – on Thursday July 28 at the Regent Theatre’s Plaza Ballroom – will feature 30 dishes by 30 of the state’s most exciting chefs under 30. Among them is Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen, Etta’s Rosheen Kaul, Bar Liberty’s Zackary Furst, Hope St Radio’s Ellie Bouhadana and Monforte’s Giorgia McAllister Forte. Plus, Attica’s HyoJu Park, Igni’s Bianca Johnston and Gimlet’s Hannah Holleran.

Following that – from August 1 to 17 – will be a series of one-night-only dinners at some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, including Matilda 159, Cutler & Co, Embla, Society and Stokehouse. That same crop of impressive chefs will break off into smaller groups to cook more intimate but equally as impressive meals.

Tickets are now on sale online.

More information here.