Destination Food | Using Regionalism

Destination Food | Using Regionalism

How to use Regionalism to Market our Produce, Restaurants & Local Experiences – with Lyndey Milan


Join Home Cook Hero and TV Chef Lyndey Milan OAM, for an exploration of the value of Food Tourism. Lyndey will share her stories and experiences of what makes food such an important
ingredient in attracting visitors and how food tourism is a growing international phenomenon.

The topic of food and tourism compliments the Shoalhaven Food Networks of events that are being offered during the Autumn Celebration of Food that will but shine the light on the
importance of including local fresh produce in the marketing mix to attract visitors to regions.

Lyndey will be joined by two local food producers Rosie Cupitt, of Cupitt’s Estate and Terry Robinson, of Old Salt Distillery, who will share their journeys in establishing quality produce and how
this has created exceptional experiences for visitors to the Shoalhaven region.


About the speakers

Lyndey Milan OAM

Lyndey aims to inspire, nourish and connect people. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food, wine and tourism for four decades via her own nine best-selling cookbooks, nine TV series and influence as former Food Director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly. She is an award-winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food & wine teacher, consultant, debater, judge and regional Australian specialist who makes numerous TV & culinary appearances. She is also an international tour host and enrichment speaker imparting her knowledge of food and wine to travellers in Australia and around the world. Her TV series continue to be seen around the world, including Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia, which won Best Food TV series in the 2016 Gourmand World Awards. The accompanying book also won Best TV Chef Cookbook and in the Best of the Best for the last 20 years at the Frankfurt Book Fair, won third overall. She was also named Legend of the Vine for 2019 by Wine Communicators Australia and in 2022 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Restaurant & Caterers NSW.

Lyndey’s love of agriculture and work as an Australian food specialist sees her as an active Councillor of Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, especially for the Sydney Royal Wine, Beer & Cider, Cheese & Dairy Produce and Fine Food Shows. Lyndey is a key contributor to Selector magazine, writes occasionally for delicious magazine and its website. She is Co-Founder and Patron of Tasting Success, a mentoring programme for female chefs and was a founding Board Member for Women in Hospitality.

Lyndey is the Proprieter of Sydney Studio Kitchen in Artarmon, purpose-built for culinary and other filming in a sound-controlled environment. She is highly adept in teaching food and wine appreciation and matching.
She is now leading a new era in Connecting at the Table – serving up a fresh take on culinary and cultural experiences for us to connect more deeply with ourselves, each other, our communities and our country.


Rosie Cupitt

Rosie is a multi-talented entrepreneur and community leader with expertise in cheesemaking, horticulture, and wine-making. She has operated Cupitt’s Estate in the Shoalhaven region as a restaurateur for 16 years. She has garnered a reputation for her commitment to using local, sustainable ingredients and supporting the local food economy. In addition to her work in the restaurant industry, Rosie is also an accomplished cheesemaker, having honed her skills through years of experimentation and study. Her artisanal cheeses have won numerous awards.

Beyond this, Rosie is also a skilled horticulturalist, a mother and a grandmother. Rosie is also the founder and leader of Slow Food Shoalhaven, a local chapter of the international Slow Food movement. Through this organisation, she promotes the values of good, clean, and fair food and builds a more sustainable food system for the Shoalhaven region and beyond.


Terry Robinson

After a stellar career at some of Australia’s top restaurants – the likes of Tetsuya’s, Quay and Sepia – Terry with Michelle Robinson have embarked on their first business together, Old Salt Distillery, one of the most exciting new venues on the South Coast.


Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite today!

May 10, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Worrigee Sports Club 131 Greenwell Point Road, Worrigee, NSW, 2540, Centre of Excellence $35

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