Thank you to all involved
From the Festival Director, Julie Shelton
With another year almost wrapped up, I’d like to thank all those involved in the festival this year. Firstly, I’d like to thank our sponsors, whose support with both cash and in-kind contributions, are essential and very much appreciated:
- Tourism Events Queensland
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Destination
- Gourmet Garden
- University of the Sunshine Coast – School of Business
- Good Harvest
- Kunara Organic Marketplace
- ASV Audio Visual
- Nomadic Tents
- Maleny SUPA IGA
- Sunshine Coast Airport
- Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
- Spicers Tamarind Retreat
- Rumba Beach Resort
- Spicers Clovelly Estate
To all of the excellent presenters involved in the 50+ sessions delivered over the festival weekend, a big thank you for giving us your time and sharing your knowledge.
I was sadly not able to catch many of the presentations but the feedback I heard was overwhelmingly positive.
The Real Food Festival would not be possible without the help and dedication from all of our volunteers.
I really appreciate your time and hope your experience was rewarding. With nearly 150 volunteers working in venues, on the gates, around the site and some tied to the sink doing dishes for two hours, it’s not always glamorous. But our volunteers are without fail courteous and kind.
Our 100+ exhibitors provide a smorgasbord of delicious food adventures and I can’t speak highly enough of the calibre of food presented at the Festival.
We should all be very proud.
Many of our producers are working from dawn to dusk seven days a week, so to take a weekend out of their busy schedule is proof of their dedication.
To the team involved in the organisation and delivery of the event, I can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work and determination in producing a wonderful Real Food Festival.
What a joy it is to work with people who are so generous, professional and joyful! I’m honoured to call you friends.
The festival would not have been as exciting without the incredible entertainment, so a big thank you to our entertainers that wowed the festival crowd over the weekend.
A big thanks also goes out to all of the contractors involved in the set-up and pack down of the festival. This year ran almost like clockwork. Almost.
And last, but by no means least, thank you to all of our wonderful festival goers – we did this for you!
I hope you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed delivering it.