People Plates Places Tastes of Australia

Australian bush tucker infusion of modern cuisine

This summer we are celebrating the Tastes of Australia with a long table lunch under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree at Changing Habits Farm, just outside Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

The focus will be on native Australian foods, with Indigenous chef Dale Chapman preparing the meal using local native ingredients that are also grown on Changing Habits Farm. Chapman was born in Dirranbandi and is a Kooma Yuwaalaraay woman from central Queensland. She has a great passion for sharing her knowledge for local, native Australian food.

Changing Habits Farm is a regenerative and sustainable farm with a holistic view to managing livestock. Farm creators Cyndi and Howard O’Meara collaborate with Scott Robinson of Polyculture to create a landscape that supports sustainable, low maintenance food production whilst ensuring a secure water supply, increased soil fertility and low fire risk. The farm supports a large number of indigenous plant species and is a wonder to explore.

People, Plates & Places

We take the people and the plates to the paddock where the food is grown.We do this by hosting relaxed outdoor communal plate to paddock dining experiences, in unique settings on a long table catering for up to 150 people.
By bringing together local producers, local ingredients and local chefs, we create a remarkable and uncompromisingly five course meal with matching wines.

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Why will you love it?

Ten reasons to take a seat at our table:

1. Enjoy the plate to paddock experience  2. Reconnect with the origins of your food  3. Honour the farmer who grows the food to nourish you  4. Get educated! Learn about food provenance and farming practices from the grower  5. A unique dining experience in the paddock where the food is grown  6. Friendly, personable, funny staff  7. Enjoy a five course menu paired with local wines  8. Meet and share food with like-minded people  9. Speak with the farmer, chef, wine maker, craft beer brewer  10. Be part of the landscape - enjoy

What will you learn?

About the provenance of your food and specifically native food that grow wild and in cultivation
The importance of the farmer to our lives

What will you get?

5 course tapas style meal prepared by Indigenous chef Dale Chapman
Matching wine
Opportunity to speak with the farmer, wine maker, craft brewer and chef

What do you need to know?

Please check our frequently asked questions on our website for information.
Two weeks prior to the event we will send detailed information on how to get to the farm and other important information