About The Truffle Kerfuffle

Welcome Message from Truffle Keruffle Inc. chairman, Jeremy Biessel

We are thrilled to bring you the 2023 Truffle Kerfuffle festival.

Truffle Kerfuffle has a long and much-loved history in Manjimup and has well and truly solidified its place on the “must do” list of the Australian gourmand.

The last few years have been challenging and we’re all tired of the ‘C’ words – covid and cancellation. Let’s hope that neither of them enters our vocabulary again.

I would like to acknowledge and thank our partners, sponsors and suppliers who once again have supported us to stage this year’s Truffle Kerfuffle. We are particularly grateful to those local businesses whose pockets have been all but drained in the last few years and yet they continue to support this event and see the value in its contribution to the economy, liveability and hospitality of this region. It is because of their generosity that we are able to innovate, create and evolve Truffle Kerfuffle to continue to drive tourism into the region each winter.

I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Tourism WA who not only provide significant financial support through the State Governments Regional Events Scheme but have also been consistently supportive and collaborative while we navigated through the last few years.

I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to the Truffle Kerfuffle Inc. team. This group of volunteer board members, supported by Mellen Events, sacrifice their time, intelligence and skills, often whilst running their own businesses, to bring this event to life.  It is a privilege to be the chairman of the board and work alongside the talented team behind the event.

Last but not least, thanks also to you and all of our event patrons. Whether it’s your first Truffle Kerfuffle or your tenth, your support is valued and appreciated. We love nothing more than sharing our corner of Western Australia. Seeing people happy and coming together over great food and wine, sharing wonderful winter experiences is what continues to drive us.

We know how lucky we are to call Manjimup home and we’re thrilled you’ve chosen to spend a weekend with us. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Jeremy Biessel

Chairman

Truffle Kerfuffle Inc.

 

TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE BOARD 2023

Jeremy Beissel (President)
Steve MacDonald (Vice President)
Tania Milentis (Treasurer)
Celia Cousin (Secretary)
Tracey Hutcheson
Julia Meldrum
Gemma Starkie
Melissa Robertson

About Truffle Kerfuffle Inc.

Truffle Kerfuffle is directed by the Truffle Kerfuffle Incorporated Board, a volunteer group of community-minded individuals who bring skills, knowledge and networks to the organisation, collectively working towards producing a world class event that shines a light on the Southern Forests and Valleys region, its produce and revered truffles.

Truffle Kerfuffle was created in 2010 with the aim of bringing together the truffle industry, farmers, producers, wineries and the community to highlight the region’s extraordinary agricultural industry, exceptional produce, tourism experiences, unique forests, landscapes and developing business opportunities.

One of the event’s principal objectives is to promote the truffle industry locally, nationally and internationally to help drive economic activity. It also is lure to bring visitors to the region during the winter season.