8623 New England Highway
Hampton, QLD, 4352

(07) 46979066

The annual Hampton Festival is a celebration of local produce, gourmet industries and the Hampton district's creative culture.

Chef demonstrations

                                                Paul West

                                                Paul West

                                    BeerMatt - Matt Kirkegaard

                                    BeerMatt - Matt Kirkegaard

Festival Cooking Demonstrations

We are very excited that our celebrity presenter for the 2017 Hampton Festival is Paul West of River Cottage Australia fame!

Paul is passionate about sustainable farming and organic food so come and enjoy hearing about his experiences and learn some great ideas at his cooking demonstrations. The demonstrations are held in the Festival Chef's Tent just near the Southern entrance.

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... and you will get to experience some different beers in his sessions.

Local food producers will be showcasing the bounty of produce grown in the Hampton area at the Festival and you can hear all about if from Justin Russell, Half Moon Farm, Hampton.

Demonstration times:

10.00-10.30am                 'Beer for Breakfast?' - BeerMatt

Now we're not suggesting you have beer for breakfast, but then again Champagne Breakfasts are an established thing! Join Matt Kirkegaard as he highlights some of the curious flavours of beer that see it pair perfectly with breakfast...smoky bacon, fruit salad, banana and coffee are just a few of the flavours that you can find in beer that might surprise you

10.45 – 11.30am              Paul West cooking demonstration

11.45 – 12.15pm             How Beer and Food go together - BeerMatt & Paul West

Classic beers for matching ... find out where to start in your beer and food matching with these bullet proof beers for the dining table

12.30 -1.15pm                  Paul West cooking demonstration

1.30 - 2.00pm                   Blueberries in beer? Beer appreciation and farm talk - BeerMatt and                                                 Justin Russell, Half Moon Farm

Hear Matt & Justin discuss the vast variety of food produced in the Hampton area and even how blueberries have found their way into beer! You will get to try Blueberry beer for yourself

2.15-3.00pm                      Paul West cooking demonstration