Chef’s Cabin

Be inspired by Australia’s best, in the festival's most intimate food & wine masterclass experience.

Hosted by Australian Gourmet Traveller’s, Max Veenhuyzen, the Chef’s Cabin Series is a unique chance to gather around the kitchen bench with world class culinary talent (wine glass in hand), pick up some new tips, a chat with our hosts and a delicious, truffle ladden, tasting portion of each dish. Tickets are extremely limited so jump on these quick!

Pls note: A separate Festival Village ticket will be required to access the Festival Restaurant.

$185*pp or $235*pp for Gary Mehigan’s Chef’s Cabin (*plus fees)

These are 18+ events

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Chef's Cabin with Paul Iskov

Date: Saturday 29th June // Time: 10am – 12pm

This Chefs Cabin will give you to insight into truly local, WA, native foods, experiencing their incredible flavours. Paul Iskov established Fervor with the aim of providing a “culinary experience you can’t get anywhere else”. Fervor harness locally sourced native produce and share it with diners at unique locations across WA, including salt lakes, beautiful bush land and pristine beaches.

Paul boasts an outstanding resume, including experience in highly acclaimed kitchens around the world, including Vue De Monde, Amuse, D.O.M, COI, Pujol and Noma.

Fresh truffles thanks to Black Solitaire Truffles


Chef's Cabin with Evan Hayter

Date: Saturday 29th June // Time: 12.45pm – 2.45pm

Evan Hayter’s passion for the soil goes even beyond truffles. His affection for produce grown using biodynamic and organic preparation shares spoons with his knowledge of soil and local food systems which will be told through his hyper local plating. A delicious and knowledgeable feed awaits your senses and your notebook.

Fresh truffles thanks to Stonebarn


Chef's Cabin with Gary Mehigan

including book

Date: Saturday 29th June // Time: 3.30am – 5.30pm

Join world-class chef Gary Meighan on a truffle masterclass like no other. Classic French dishes, using world class West Australian Truffles and Southern Forest produce. This chef’s cabin gets you up close and personal with Gary’s French culinary expertise, inspiring you to use the world’s best truffles in your own home cooking.

Also includes Gary’s latest book ‘Good Food Every Day ‘

Fresh truffles thanks to Australian Truffle Traders


Chef's Cabin with Christine Manfield

Date: Sunday 30th June // Time: 10am – 12pm

An opportunity to learn from the master of spice herself. Christine Manfield is renowned for her punchy dishes that never go easy on the spice and are bountiful in flavour. As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as restaurateur culminated in three award winning restaurants (Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East@West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal in Sydney 2007 to 2013). Take your palette on a journey of spice and truffle in this intimate masterclass…

Fresh truffles thanks to Truffles (WA)


Chef's Cabin with Brian Cole

Date: Sunday 30th June // Time: 12.45pm – 2.45pm

Brian Cole (Hearth – The Ritz Carlton and WA’s own Young Chef of the Year ) is inspired by his grandmother and is in love with the Western Australian pantry.  Expect a modern Australian feed of meaningful and innovative dishes. Brian’s Chef’s Cabin will combine a variety of local and native ingredients with his French technique, creating a feast that warms the heart and tells stories of home and family.

Fresh truffles thanks to Farm Fresh Truffles