2017 RESTAURANT & FOOD EXHIBITORS

WHARF BAR & RESTAURANT

Situated right on the river and in the centre of town, Wharf Bar & Restaurant takes advantage of the stunning Richmond River backdrop. With its open plan dining area, guests will enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in Australia, whilst enjoying a great selection of quality cocktails and delicious food.

By utilising an incredible selection of locally sourced seafood and the regions freshest farmed veggies, Wharf Bar & Restaurant is a memorable dining experience in the historic coastal town of Ballina for visitors and a favourite amongst the lucky locals.

Connect with us on facebook.com/WharfRestaurantBallina or wharfbarballina.com.au
Authentic South Indian food has been serving delicious authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian South Indian cuisine to the people in Lismore and surrounding areas since 2008. We specialise in preparing Indian food according to your taste while using the freshest and where possible local ingredients.

We cater for all major events and shows in the northern rivers.

Read our story and more about our business at www.southindian.com.au.
Taste Byron Bay, Founder Terase Davidson, is also affectionally known as "the girl that makes that Salted Caramel Sauce".  The Taste Byron Bay, handcrafted Salted Caramel Sauce is a celebration of local ingredients and has completely taken off in recent months. With a string of stockists throughtout the northern rivers, and across the boarder into Queensland, plus a ever growing league of stockists in Sydney, the Taste Byron Bay Salted Caramel Sauce is one of the many locally made products that is kicking big goals both inside and outside the region.

Terase is a passionate local food advocate, and also offers a range of services including; Corporate Team Building Events, Catering, Supper Clubs, Pop Up Dinners, Food Tours and Cooking Classes.  You can find out more about Terase and Taste Byron Bay's offering via www.tastebyronbay.com

As part of the Ballina Food & Wine Festival, Taste Byron Bay will be selling; Pulled Pork Rolls, Smoked Chicken Wings along with Chocolate Brownies with lashings of their famous Salted Caramel Sauce.

Terase will also be one of our local chefs featured on the Festivals Cooking Demo Stage.

SECRET CHEF CATERING

Secret Chef Catering is a personalised catering service that comes to you. We work with our clients to create a dining experience and occasion to remember. We can cater long lunches, intimate dinners, themed events  to cocktail parties. Our food uses influences from Asia, Mediterranean, European and South American. Working with local suppliers and farmers we can produce food that gets your taste buds ignited.

Kaine, who is the owner and executive chef for Secret Chef Catering, developed his initial skills and love of cooking with the freshest ingredients growing up along the East Coast of Australia. He has spent years in top Sydney restaurants Café Sydney and Longrain perfecting his trade before moving to the Northern Rivers, buying a small farm and starting Secret Chef Catering.

Jade, the other half of Secret Chef Catering has travelled the world learning about different styles of service and wines. She has managed top restaurants including Café Sydney, China Beach in Sydney and Fino in London. Her love for food, wine and excellent service is sure to exceed your expectations.

Check our website for more information www.secretchefcatering.com.au

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CROW-KET

Crow-ket create European style croquettes using organic, local and artisan produce wherever possible. All served with a selection of home made chutneys and dips and a side of crushed avocado – our croquettes are all totally gluten free and we always have vegan options available.

Our menu selection is driven by seasonality and quality to help achieve our goal: to always serve delicious little balls of goodness that hand made with love.

BALLINA RSL & BOWLING CLUB

See Executive Chef Blake Seymour at this years Ballina Food & Wine Festival. Blake has previously won the best plate competition and will be delivering a sensational plate to win back the title!

Blake will have a tasting plate of Slow cooked local lamb shoulder, Blake’s smoked eggplant salad, market leaves and sprouts w/ mojo picon

You can catch Blake on the cooking stage with Gavin Hughes of Byron at Byron. 

BALCONY BAR & OYSTER CO.

Just meters back from Byron Bays legendary Main Beach, Balcony Bar sits perched high above the hustle and bustle of Byron Bays busy streets.

Balcony Bar offers views over Lawson and Jonson streets and captures the hippy come surf culture that Byron Bay is famous for. Balcony Bar has established itself as a landmark venue for casual dining, as well as large celebrations, casual parties and as a must-go-to destination for all to visit.

Under the direction of Executive Chef, Sean Connolly, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most well respected chefs, the food ethos here is all about simple, fresh & hones flavours “our food is approachable, grown up and easy going. The best quality done simply”

BALLINA’S INDIAN KITCHEN

Ballina's indian kitchen is serving costumers from last 4years at 70 river street ballina.

We use fresh ingredients (vegetables and meat). We grind our own spices. We cook fresh everyday. Get lots of love from local people and visitors. We cook north and south indian dishes. Looking forward for more love and support in future. Always trying too do better each and every days.

THE HEALTHY GOURMET - CHEESY STICK

The Healthy Gourmet Presents: - The Cheesy Stick

Cheesy Stick is a typical Brazilian tapioca flour bread, here exclusively served on a stick. We powered if off with some mouth-watering flavours that will make you wanting more: Sundried Tomatoes for Vegetarians, Bacon for Meat Lovers and a Dessert version with Banana & Cinnamon. It is a perfect snack to have with wine and beers. And the best of all it is naturally Gluten Free. Also we will be offering amazing Typical Soups, to warm you up in this cooler winter sun.

Find out more at www.thehealthygourmet.com.au

SEEQA ETHIO-AFRICAN TRADITIONAL FOOD

Seeqa is the mobile version of Mana Chita Ethiopian Restaurant in Coffs Harbour. Since 2012 Seeqa has been serving food at festivals and markets along the mid north coast of NSW.

Our menu is drawn from the many ethnic groups in Ethiopia including Oromo, Amhara, Harari, and Somaili making for a diversity of flavours, from super spicy curries to savoury filled flatbreads. In case you were wondering, Seeqa means ‘smile’ – our number one product which comes free with every meal.

PAELLA TIME

At Paella Time we only use authentic ingredients, eg, real saffron threads, Spanish paella rice, fresh chicken, local chorizo and Australian wild caught prawns.

We cater many events such as weddings, parties, food and wine festivals, local markets and we do music festivals all along the east coast from North Queensland down to NSW south coast.

We are local to The Northern Rivers and business is based in Byron Bay.

SAFYA

WELCOME HOME

We are a tight knit family run place, where we believe in letting the ingredients tell the story.

Our food and drinks are inspired by Egyptian recipes dated back 3 family generations and altered to give modern twist. Our food is free from preservatives, processed ingredients, locally sourced, seasonal and organic wherever possible. Honest, simple, & with love is our belief, with a lot of laughter to. “Safya” means pure and our intent is pure; that you enjoy your time in our place.

 Bil hana wel shefa (Bon appetite)

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PIGS RUN WILD

After making some of the country’s chefs and restauranteurs go gaga with his ‘can’t-keep-up-with-demand’(SHOULDN’T WE HAVE “Seriously Free Range”) free-range Rock Chic Eggs, entertainment entrepreneur and passionate agriculturalist CM Murphy has teamed up with farmer and small goods expert Marty Leacy to launch Pigs Run Wild, a variety of Seriously free-range fresh pork products and European style smallgoods that are free of chemical nitrates.

THE MARRAKECH EXPRESS

 
We are a street food kitchen specialising in authentic Moroccan bites. Hassan Berrada is a native of Casablanca with 30 years experience as Chef Executive. He is the original proprietor of award winning restaurant "out of Africa" in Manly, Sydney. In recent years his focus has been on bringing authentic Moroccan food (a rarity) to the people through his mobile operation with his infectious smile and trademark FEZ hat.

Marrkech is a regular and popular vendor at premier festivals & markets such as: Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide, Splendour in the Grass, The Falls Festival, Bluesfest Byron Bay, Adelaide Fringe, National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Fotsun Gympie Muster etc Bellingen Community Markets and various quality food and wine events across Australia.

Our operation particularly focuses on the sensory journey of eating fresh quality tasty food. Lured by the soft smoky aromas one finds themself upon a shop front image from a souk in Morocco with colourful displays of "eat with your eyes" food that culminates in a taste sensation of delicious fresh soflty spiced seasoned flavours that would make mother morocco proud. We also have a sustainable policy sourcing fresh local ingredients and organic packaging.

For more information check us out on Facebook and view our website

ON A STICK

On A Stick cater delicious and fresh treats all served up on skewers which makes it easy for people to eat at events.

As local foodies, we are dedicated to serving up a great range of fresh food including chicken skewers in a range of flavours such as satay, honey soy, smokey BBQ teriyaki and tandoori. We also sell a range of meat balls, vegetable skewers, assorted tapas and a number of other delightful dishes from around the world.

We are local to The Northern Rivers and our business is based in Tweed Heads. We specialise in catering at events such as weddings, parties, schools, festivals and food truck events. Feel free to contact us on Online or through Facebook.

SHUCK

If you’re an oyster lover, you are in for an absolute treat. Northern Rivers-based Shuck will be showcasing its delectable house-smoked oysters at the Ballina Food and Wine Festival.  Plump, Pacific Oysters are sourced directly from oyster farmers in NSW, Tassy and South Australia and then hot-smoked over natural woods until they develop an irresistible smoky flavour, while retaining an inner hint of creaminess.
 
They are delicious on their own with a wine or a beer, or great added to dishes like pasta and steak sandwiches.  Find Shuck at the festival or for more information visit the SHUCK Facebook page.

THE TASTY PRAWN

Fresh local prawns served up by the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond.

You cannot have a Food and Wine Festival in Ballina without prawns. Ballina is a town with a long history of prawn trawlers and is home to The Big Prawn.  The Tasty Prawn is offering the latest local catch you can get from the net. Beautiful fresh prawns with lemon and some of our chef's special seafood sauce Yum !!

Checkout our Festival Facebook page.  Want to know more about our Rotary Club then view our club website or Facebook page.

BONE FISH

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MAYFIELDS MARKET KITCHEN

 

Check out Mayfields Market Kitchen on HERE or on Facebook

OLIVE AND LUCA

DUMPLINGS and YUM CHA

NICO

ALFEDOS PAELLA