Maggie on board for 2013 festival

SA’s most recognised chef and providore Maggie Beer, pictured, has just committed for next year’s Kangaroo Island Seafood Feastival.

Event co-ordinator Nick Hannaford said he was pleased to secure Ms Beer for one of the festival’s events in conjunction with Andermel Marron and he was looking to sign up three more chefs.

An exciting menu of special events and memorable experiences is being programmed for next year’s festival to be dished up over an extended five to eight-day celebration in April, 2013.

Building on the success of this year’s inaugural festival, organisers are maintaining their momentum to develop a signature festival based on the stories of the people and locations which are the basis of Kangaroo Island’s unique food and wine products.

They are expanding the concept of providing domestic as well as international guests with opportunities to connect with Kangaroo Island’s spirit, history and style through their enjoyment of fine food, wine, music and conversation at ‘dining events’ set in stunning wilderness locations or exclusive venues across the island.

Some of their creative ideas which are designed to attract a diverse range of target markets include an all-day Working Farm Fair with local produce set up on a working farm and featuring the Signature Dish Competition; fishing charter lunches; a disadvantaged youth ‘Camp and Cook’ retreat; a Utes and Boots picnic adventure for families involving a mystery picnic location released on the day through Twitter and Facebook; Smoko lunches at a local food or wine production location; and Home Stay private dinners.

Organisers are now seeking expressions of interest for cash sponsorship as well as in-kind support and they will welcome proposals from businesses interested in hosting their own events or services which will be marketed and ticketed under the banner of the Feastival.

Please register your interest in hosting your own dining event or your offer of sponsorship this week by ringing 0418 219 927 or emailing nick@life-time.com.au

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