Regional Masters Expo



Saturday 30th March 2019


Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba NSW


Expo: $5 entry, under 16s free
Cooking demos: free
Master classes: $25
Roman Banquet: $65


Experience exquisite regional produce, made with passion, presented in person by the makers.

SAMPLE artisan food and beverages created in the Northern Rivers region, be INSPIRED by cooking demonstrations and LEARN how these quality products are made by joining a master class presented by the makers themselves.


What’s in store…


Regional Masters Expo

9am – 3.30pm

Taste the goods and meet the makers in a festival atmosphere, with exhibitors providing tasty samples and ‘insider’ product knowledge. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy specialty items directly from the producers. Come for morning coffee, stay for lunch and chill out with a craft beer or glass of wine.


Master classes

9.30am – 4.45pm

Deepen your understanding and appreciation of artisan produce at these ticketed sessions hosted by exhibitors. Master classes have limited capacity and therefore provide an opportunity to gain first hand product experience in an intimate setting. Check the list below and book now to avoid missing out.


Cooking demonstrations

10am – 2pm

Enjoy the spectacle and be inspired as exhibitor products are brought to life or reinterpreted by award-winning chef Charly Prétet of The French Pan Tree. Take home one of Charly’s recipe cards, created exclusively for this event using the produce available from exhibitors.


Roman Banquet

6pm – 9pm

Ticketed evening gala meal. Our evening meal is presented as a mosaic of foodie delights in which exhibitors showcase their produce as it would be presented as part of a Roman Banquet. Among the varied dishes, savour a slice of porchetta, slow-cooked by our French chef and washed down with a glass of Robert Channon’s Verdelho.




Master classes and workshops…


Nicholson Fine Foods

9.30am - 10.15am

Located right here in Yamba, Peter Nicholson creates of multiple award-winning desserts and finishing sauces that are beloved by top chefs across Australia. Learn how to take your meals to the next level from this expert in flavour-matching.

Cheese Making Workshop

10.45am - 11.45am

Mel Browne of The Cheese Making Workshop & Deli in Coffs Harbour leads this introductory course showing how to make a variety of soft cheeses at home. You'll wonder you never tried to make your own cheese before!

Blushing Blueberries

12pm - 12.45pm

From management consultant to organic blueberry farmer: Sandi Cleary tells an absorbing tale of turning best practice into best produce. Just wait ‘til you taste her award-winning blueberry shrub cordial!

Nimbin Valley Dairy

1pm - 1.45pm

When is a bloomy white mould cheese ready to eat? Paul Wilson offers a peak inside the mind and milestones of a master cheese maker at work and talks about how soft white mould cheeses age.

Amongst Gumtrees

2pm - 2.45pm

This Grafton mum of four is going nuts, macadamia nuts to be more specific! We’ll be taste testing and playing around with these highly versatile golden nuggets of goodness. Savoury and sweet from breakfast to dessert, mixed with cultured honey and native spices, you’ll have your taste buds singing with excitement.

Robert Channon Wines

3pm - 3.45pm

Discover how this charismatic wine maker's most celebrated Verdelho emerged from a supplier mistake. This master class also features a cameo performance by Salumi cured meats.

Seven Mile Brewing

4pm - 4.45pm

How a former IT journalist is changing the craft beer scene on the North Coast. Meet the Head Brewer, Matt Wilson and get the inside track on the most exciting new brewery in this region.


Event sponsors