24th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

Tickets Bendigo



The 24th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy will be held from May 8 - 11 2022 in Bendigo, Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, on Dja Dja Wurrung country. This year’s theme is Reclaiming Happiness: The Epicurean Garden, Simple Pleasures and a Sustainable Future. The theme also incorporates the Aboriginal concept of the six seasons of sustainability and provides opportunities to explore the fields of fermentation and preservation, exemplifying cultural traditions around seasonal foods and sustainable approaches to nutrition.

The Symposium will feature original presentations and workshops relating to the themes from artists, chefs, educators, enthusiasts, farmers, industry, producers, scholars and writers.

The symposium begins on Sunday afternoon with a welcome event at Bendigo TAFE followed by (optional) dinner. Monday takes us to PepperGreen Farm for presentations, discussions and a delicious lunch. The day concludes with a tour and dinner at the Golden Dragon Museum and drinks in the Yi Yuan walled garden. On Tuesday the symposium goes to Bendigo Kangan TAFE for a day of practical workshops and presentations, with a spotlight on fermentation and preservation. The day culminates in a dinner showcasing multicultural perspectives on simplicity and keynote speech from special guest Luke Slattery, award-winning author and journalist. The symposium concludes on Wednesday morning with a convivial breakfast, more presentations and farewells at the Old Church on the Hill community garden. There will be an optional farm tour in the afternoon.

Please note that Qantas flies daily between Sydney and Bendigo.

If you're interested in dinner following the Reception on Sunday evening at Ms Batterham’s it is a separate expense - please book direct on (03) 5444 2497 and mention you are with the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy.

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If you are wanting Monday or Tuesday one day tickets or the Tuesday dinner only, please change the date to either 9th or 10th of May and the option to book those tickets will show below.

Various Locations in Bendigo


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