Celebration of tropical food and world class chefs returns with Taste Port Douglas 2023

taste festival port douglas 2023

Taste Port Douglas returns from 10 – 13 August, delivering a smorgasbord of culinary masterclasses, signature dinners and unique dining experiences across the tropical Far North.​


​Tickets are now available to purchase at www.tasteportdouglas.com.au/whats-on. ​
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An all-star lineup of Australian chefs and hospitality talent teams up with leading local producers and restaurants to dish out a curated program of gastronomic adventure!

All images credit/ Taste Port Douglas 2022 by Catseye Productions


The seventh edition of Taste Port Douglas will be a culinary celebration like no other – visitors can look forward to a spectacular lineup of events, soirees and masterclasses hosted by some of the best talent in the country. We hosted over 10,000 visitors at Taste Port Douglas last year, many of whom travelled from overseas to be a part of the festivities. We cannot wait to welcome back interstate and international visitors to gather and feast with us once again over four action-packed days,” says Spencer Patrick, Founder and Culinary Director, Taste Port Douglas.


Events for Taste Port Douglas include expert led masterclasses around Port Douglas featuring gin mixing, oysters and champagne, truffles and the art of cheese.

Craft your very own gin at the Devils Thumb Distillery masterclass through an extensive blending class using a broad range of vapour infused botanicals. 

The iconic Longest Lunch will be held under the magnificent canopy of poinciana trees in Market Park, alongside St Mary’s By The Sea. Popular Port Douglas restaurants Zinc, Salsa, La Cucina and Harrisons, in collaboration with guest chefs Jake Nicolson, Adam D’Sylva, Bente Grysbaek and Ben Williamson will present a three-course luncheon complemented by a three-hour beverage package featuring Jansz Premium Cuvee, Chaffey Bros. wines, Diablo Co. cocktails and Estrella Damm lager while chefs, singers and other performers provide entertainment throughout the afternoon.

On Saturday, Mossman markets will feature a Farm to Table Stage MC’d by esteemed food and travel writer, award winning blogger and presenter, Kerry Heaney, an opportunity for local producers and farmers to talk about what they do and how they do it.  

Grab your shopping and coffee and sit back to learn more about our local producers including Jess Uhlig from Green Food Australia, Ange Constable from Eat Shoots and Leaves, The Kefir Queen, Vanilla Australia and more.

On Saturday, Catchers and Growers returns for the third year running and seafood lovers are delighted! 

Guests will enjoy a bountiful menu by esteemed seafood producers from Australia and New Zealand. Hosted by industry expert Umar Nguyen, guests will have front row seats to live food stations, while brand representatives shine a light on Australia’s seafood quality and diversity.  


​​The complete program and extensive chef lineup will be announced shortly, with talent to include Matt Preston, Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino Melbourne, Garum Perth, Settimo Brisbane), Ben Williamson (Agnes, sAme sAme, Honto Brisbane), Laura Sharrad (ex Masterchef, Nido & Fugazzi Adelaide) and many more.
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​With the Sheraton Grand Mirage and Four Mile Beach providing an idyllic festival backdrop, over twenty main food and drink events will be on offer, including a vibrant festival village, the highly-anticipated long sea-side luncheon and gourmet adventures. A dynamic series of chef takeovers will play out at local haunts throughout Port Douglas, complemented by an exciting entertainment program. ​
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​Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas General Manager Steve Molnar says “We are thrilled to be the presenting partner to the festival again. With the best chefs arriving in Far North Queensland from around Australia, Taste Port Douglas cements the region’s reputation as Australia’s favourite tropical culinary destination. Steve continues, “Sheraton prides itself on being the ‘World’s Gathering Place’ by offering experiences that bring guests, visitors and locals together and we look forward to doing just that at this extraordinary event.”
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​The festival celebrates the greater Port Douglas community and local businesses, solidifying the region’s position as a premier culinary destination. ​
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​Visit tasteportdouglas.com.au to learn more. 

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