Celebrity Chef - Iain 'Huey' Hewitson
We are excited to announce our celebrity chef for 2019 is Iain ‘Huey’ Hewitson!
For many years he has been a fixture on national TV, with shows such as “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise”, “Never Trust a Skinny Cook” and “Huey’s Kitchen”. Iain has also written numerous cookbooks.
The 2020 Lara Food & Wine Festival will be held on Sunday 22 March 2020 at the Pirra Homestead, Windermere Rd Lara.
Come and join us!
Cheese Champion Competition
Are you a cheesemaker? Enter our Cheeseslinks Cheese Champion Competition.
The Cheeselinks Cheese Champion wins $500 cash and a perpetual trophy.
Best in category wins a $100 Cheeselinks gift voucher. Entries are now open! Download an Entry Form here
Download our Cheeselinks Cheese Champion poster here
2020 - WIN A Fabulous Foodie Holiday!
Every year the generous team at All Things Travel Lara donate an amazing travel prize to the festival. In 2020 the team are giving the winner of the prize the opportunity to dream up their own holiday. The winner will receive a travel voucher valued at $3,000! The voucher can be spent on accomodation, airfares, car hire tours and more! Dream big!
Donut Eating Competition
In 2018 we featured a Donut Eating Competition for the kids for the first time. Proudly sponsored by the local Lara Rod's Bakery.
You loved it so much we're doing it again. So get ready to enjoy all that doughy goodness.
Kids aged 8 - 12 can register on the day to compete in one of our many heats throughtout the day. Winners of each heat go into the grand final.
The overall winner receive lots of yummy Rod's Bakery donuts to take home.
Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition
In our Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition leading local chefs team up with VET in School Culinary students from The Gordon. The chefs mentor and work with their student to compete against another Master & Apprentice team. Our celebrity chef, Iain Huey Hewitson will help judge the competition.
The Gordon VET in School Culinary students hail from local secondary collages.
All Day Music
Enjoy the entertainment on our all-day music stage featuring the cool tunes of popular local musicians, including festival regulars, Reed Street!