celebrity chef Cooking Demonstrations
The celebrity chef presenter for the 2018 Hampton Festival is Ash Martin, Executive Chef at Homage Restaurant, Spicer's Hidden Vale.
With a reputation gained as Head Chef at Spicers Peak Lodge, Ash has brought his ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy to Homage Restaurant. It’s a way of cooking that places the emphasis on locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients combined with the structured techniques and sophisticated flavours.
Together they create a signature style that saw Ash awarded a Chef Hat by both the Queensland and Australian Good Food Guides. Now, Ash and his talented team are unlocking the natural, organic and seasonal treasures of the Darling Downs and the Lockyer Valley as they aim to raise the bar even higher at Homage Restaurant.
Beer appreciation sessions
BeerMatt, Matt Kirkegaard, is the guru of beer. Based in Brisbane he is a freelance beer writer who has developed a national reputation as one of the few independent beer educators and advocates in Australia. Matt is passionate about beer and his enthusiasm is infectious. Matt will share is knowledge and patrons will get to experience the flavour of some different beers in his tasting sessions.
Tasting sessions will take place in the Tasting tent (beside the Chef's marquee).