Opportunity for businesses to be part of Taste Capricorn Coast (Capricorn Coast Food Trail)
Posted on February 16th, 2021
The Capricorn Coast is well underway with the development of a new mouth-watering food venture, with the support of the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery initiative supporting the region in response to the devastating 2019 summer bushfires by funding the development of a Capricorn Coast Food Trail.
Capricorn Enterprise, in partnership with Livingstone Shire Council has been working over the past months to discover the genuine taste of the Capricorn Coast, forging connections with grassroots local businesses including producers, restaurants and retailers.
The new tourism marketing project will showcase our destination’s authentic cultural food experience and highlight the large portion of fresh local produce which is born from our local farms, oceans, and paddocks.
Providing opportunities to undertake farm tours, visit farm gate stalls, sample the produce, and be educated in the nutritional, economic and taste benefits of consuming fresh and local, Taste Capricorn Coast is set to become an exciting new initiative, enhancing our already powerful tourism industry.
Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is calling for more businesses to join the project and become part of our rapidly growing network.
“Research has shown that 93% of travellers now seek unique and memorable food and drink experiences and Taste Capricorn Coast will satisfy this need by showcasing the wonderful array of fresh produce that comes directly out of this region,” Mary said.
“Local food is now a mainstream trend, with more people seeking fresh, local options and more restaurants sourcing locally grown ingredients.”
“While we already have a line-up of producers, cafes and restaurants signed onto the project, we know that there are plenty more out there who should be involved.”
Increasing the role of locally owned, independent food businesses and other organisations that primarily serve the Livingstone Shire Council Area, the Capricorn Coast Food Trail project as part of Taste Capricorn Coast requires three out of five criteria to be met prior to inclusion.
“These criteria include locality, scale of production, local material content, food miles and environmental consciousness,” Mary said.
“We invite restaurants or cafes who simply have one menu dish containing 50% or more of local ingredients, or a retailer who has four or more local suppliers, to get in touch with our team and apply to be part of the project.”
“The project needs as many passionate and home-grown businesses as possible to engage to ensure the Capricorn Coast sits on the map as a culinary destination of choice,” Mary said.