The Hunt is on to Find Capricorn’s Culinary Tourism Heroes

From beef to crocodile and mud crabs to tropical fruit, the Capricorn Region is well known for its coast to country approach when it comes to regional specialities and culinary delights.

But while the region is a noted agricultural production area, there is still much work to be done to build up Capricorn’s culinary tourism experiences.

Supported by Tourism and Events Queensland and led by Capricorn Enterprise, a Capricorn Culinary Tourism Experience Development Project has kicked off in a bid to produce an audit of the region’s current culinary tourism capacity.

“We want to identify which cafes, restaurants, pubs and motels in the region are serving and featuring local produce. We also want to highlight our food based events such as Wholly Cow Month and the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival as well as documenting the various farmers markets, farm gate experiences and retail outlets selling fresh local produce,” Capricorn Enterprise Chief Executive Mary Carroll said.

“We really want to start acknowledging and supporting our local regional produce champions better. People like Matt Smith, Executive Chef at The Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina who has been using fresh local produce as the crux of his culinary creations for many years now.

“We hope the Project will highlight the opportunities which exist in promoting local produce as another unique way of showcasing exactly what our region has to offer” said Mary Carroll.

What local regional produce champions do you know? Capricorn Enterprise is calling for submissions to help accurately audit the culinary tourism experiences that are currently available in the Rockhampton, Livingstone and Central Highland’s regions.

Please email Capricorn Culinary Tourism Experience Development Project Officer, Eleanor Thomson with submissions by COB Monday 13 June.

For more information contact:
Eleanor Thomson
Capricorn Culinary Tourism Experience Development Project Officer
Capricorn Enterprise
P: 4927 2055 or 0438 120 522

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