The tiny village of Hampton between Cabarlah and Crow’s Nest north of Toowoomba will come alive on Sunday 18 May for the annual Hampton Festival, showcasing the fantastic local produce, food producers and artists of the region.
Special guest chefs are Matt Golinski and Sally Lynch who will be using the local produce to create tempting culinary delights.Â Matt Golinski is a highly regarded Australian chef with a passion for simple, lightly spiced, yet flavour-packed foodÂ based on seasonal, fresh local ingredients.
In late 2011, a fire in the Golinski family home tragically claimed the lives of Mattâ€™s wife Rachael and their three daughters, Starlia, Willow and Sage. The blaze left Matt fighting for his life with third degree burns to over 40% of his body. Matt has made extraordinary progress with his recovery. Although Matt requires further surgery before returning to a commercial kitchen he enjoys a busy schedule of cooking demonstrations and public speaking engagements.
Sally Lynch has been in the Food â€œgameâ€ for 25 years. She has cooked for the rich and famous as well as people down on their luck. One thing she has discovered is that our love for good tasty food surpasses social and economic barriers â€“ everyone loves it, eats it, talks it and has fond memories relating to it!
Sally has worked with and for some of the biggest names in the business. She has been lucky enough to travel Spain with Frank Camora, cooked for Olivia Newton John, cooked for the Packers at their Polo property, the Pratts at their famous Raheen parties, and much of the Melbourne establishment. Sally has cooked for the big bands such as Powderfinger, Sting, Silverchair, Lily Allen, Dave Grohl and so many more. The Wiggles, Reg Grundy, fashion designers and actors…cooking has enabled Sally to travel the world.
Along list of talented musicians will light up Hampton’s main stage! Dana Hassall, Bob Grant and the Lost Mountain Preachers are just several of the great acts performing this year.
The arts precinct will host the Hampton Art Exhibition, celebrating artists who live within 50kms radius of Hampton, as well as interactive displays including a body painter and live painting â€˜battlesâ€™.
The festival runs from 9.30am-4pm and entry costs apply. Fore more information call 4697 9066.
For full details and program visit www.hamptonfestival.com/