Some of Australia’s most inspiring chefs and industry leaders will arrive in Port Douglas next month to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience over a four-day festival of the senses.

This October, the appetising events of Taste Port Douglas, Presented by Sheraton, will serve up the best in food and drink of Far North Queensland with a strong sense of community across a long weekend of fantastic food fare.

After its four-year hiatus, foodies will have cutlery at the ready as Taste Port Douglas, Presented by Sheraton, marks its highly anticipated return to Port Douglas from 7th to 10th October 2021. Led by Spencer Patrick (Harrisons, Port Douglas), the festival will welcome some of Australia’s leading chefs to the table, including Ben Williamson, Alanna Sapwell and Laura Sharrad.

Throughout the weekend, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas will become the bustling epicentre of foodie heaven with its breathtaking backdrop and beachside location. Guests can expect only the finest, including the coveted Port Douglas Long Lunch, staged in the heart of Port Douglas and featuring four top local restaurants - Salsa, Sassi, Zinc and Harrisons - in collaboration with prominent Australian chefs.

On Saturday 9th October, Taste Port Douglas will culminate with the bustling Sheraton Festival Village by day and the infamous Harry Hawker Street Food Party by night, featuring live cooking demonstrations from some of Australia’s top Chefs, food and beverage stalls presented by local suppliers, masterclasses, popup bars, industry talks, live music and more - something for everyone.

To minimise the festival’s impact on landfill waste, help support people in need and enhance education surrounding single-use plastic-free businesses and events, Taste Port Douglas is proud to partner with OzHarvestGreen Food AustraliaPlastic Free Cairns & DouglasDouglas Shire Council and Wallaby Water.

Taste Port Douglas is also working closely with local restaurants and suppliers to feature the best local and Australian produce across the festival, including Simon George & SonsISP Seafood, Port Produce, Australian Pork, Santiago PrawnsDaintree Saltwater BarramundiBloomfield Vanilla, and many more. 

“‘Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is excited to be a part of bringing people together once again to celebrate food and drink with the strong local support of businesses, tourism bodies and the community. We look forward to welcoming some of Australia’s leading chefs to join the many talented Port Douglas chefs here in tropical North Queensland as Taste Port Douglas makes its return”, shared Steve Molnar, General Manager – Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas. 

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said Taste Port Douglas would help raise the profile of the region’s food and beverage offering while enticing southerners north for a holiday. “The Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest attract people to Tropical North Queensland, but many Australian visitors are only just discovering our excellent tropical produce and cuisine is an attraction too,” he said.

Widely known for their decadent signature buffets, the Sheraton road from Port Douglas could not be complete without stopovers across three of Australia’s favourite Sheraton destinations - the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. Hosted by some of Australia’s foodie favourites, including Colin Fassnidge, Manu Feildel and Adrian Richardson, these summer events will showcase Australia’s melting pot of cultures, where guests will be invited to indulge in a myriad of flavours from both land and sea.

Food is the ultimate way to bring people together the world over, the dining table is where conversation happens and celebrations are shared, and Sheraton is renowned for doing just that. These events will allow guests to enjoy good company and delicious food in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia.


Taste Port Douglas Festival – Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th October 2021

Tickets now on sale via www.tasteportdouglas.com.au or for more information on the festival, reach out to tasteportdouglas@sheraton.com. Keep up to date with all the latest on social with Taste Port Douglas on Facebook www.facebook.com/TastePortDouglas and Instagram www.instagram.com/tasteportdouglas

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