An extraordinary festival of food & wine
What can you Expect?
Extraordinary culinary events which will be taking place across Western Australia’s most renowned regions including Perth, Rottnest Island, Swan Valley and the Margaret River Region. A truly magical showcase of Western Australia’s premium produce and wine, with celebrated culinary talent.
In the past eight years...
some of the biggest names in the culinary world have visited Margaret River including the likes of David Chang, Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone, and Rick Stein to help us showcase the region’s finest wines, craft beers, and amazing local produce. This is a once-a-year chance to feast, sip and party your way through an array of new fine dining and casual events plus old favourites, including the Gourmet Beach BBQ.
Who are the event organisers?
Western Australia Gourmet Escape is organised by IMG Events. IMG is part of Endeavor, a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies, Endeavor is comprised of a network of industry-leading companies specialising in talent representation and management; brand marketing, sponsorship and licensing; media sales and distribution; event operation and management; and sports training and league development. Visit www.img.com for more information about IMG Events.
Acknowledgement of Country
Western Australia Gourmet Escape acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live. We pay respects to the Noongar Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.
Illustrated Artwork by Josh “Koomal” Whiteland, Wadandi Cultural Custodian
“Koomal” is the traditional name of Wadandi man Josh Whiteland. Koomal is the Wadandi word for brushtail possum and the totem chosen for him by his Elders. Josh was born in Busselton, WA and grew up surrounded by family, culture and connection to country.
Passionate and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to continuing cultural practices and delivering cultural awareness both within the local community, and to visitors to the region. It is for this reason he created ‘Koomal Dreaming’ so that he could communicate part of his connection with his land and his people with guests from around Australia and the world. With his own personal style an interpretation, Josh uses art as an outlet to express his passion for native foods and his love for culture and country.