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One of the cooking demonstrations at Gate to Plate.

Gate to Plate success

Lynne Mowbray |

The annual Gallery Foundations ‘Gate to Plate’ – Regional Masters Food Expo, was held at the Treelands Drive Community Centre in Yamba on Saturday.

The ‘foodies heaven’ gave regional producers the chance to showcase not only their individual products, but also their passion for what they produce.

Around 14 stalls and contributors offered taste tests and advice about their products to the public. Several master classes ran throughout the day which culminated with a Roman Banquet, which was sold out prior to the event.

Event organiser Phil Nicholas of ‘Events Delivered’ said there was a wonderful and amazing atmosphere at Saturday evenings Roman Banquet.

“The transformation (of the community centre room) from ‘food expo’ during the day to ‘banquet hall’ at night was outstanding,” Mr Nicholas said.

“We had a jazz band playing and the Roman Banquet which was a bit of a play on words, as in Roaming Banquet, where guests had to roam to pick up their (meal) serves from the actual producers who not only supplied the product, but served it as well.

“People really enjoyed the format and it gave everyone a chance to mingle.

“I’d just like to add a huge ‘hats off’ to the Causley Fresh team, for providing an amazing effort throughout the day.

“There were 400 people attend the ‘Gate to Plate’ expo throughout the day, 100 attended the master classes and 125 attended the Roman Banquet.

“It was a great event for the Gallery Foundation,” he said.

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