Secure your table at this year’s Noosa Biosphere Gala


Sunshine Coast TAFE students showcase repurposed fashions at the 2021 Noosa Biosphere Gala. Photo: Empire Art Photography

Tickets for the highly anticipated 2022 Noosa Biosphere Gala are now on sale, announcing a fundraising luncheon to further secure a strong food future for the Noosa region.

Celebrated on Tuesday November 1, the event is a celebration of people and nature, recognizing the International Day for Biosphere Reserves and Noosa’s UNESCO biosphere reserve status.

This year’s theme, Grow for Noosa, is raising awareness and support to grow a vibrant and sustainable food and agriculture economy in the Noosa region.

Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation Chair, Fiona Berkin said this year’s Gala is certain to be an event of interest for local foodies.

“This year’s Gala is a celebration of local produce and growing Noosa’s food future,” Ms Berkin said.

“We’re excited to be inviting special guests onto our expert panel to talk all things food resilience and abundance, as well as opportunities for our region’s food and agriculture industry.”

Confirmed panelists include slow food ambassador and View Restaurant Executive Chef, Matt Golinski, Food & Agribusiness Network CEO, Emma Greenhatch, and Pyrocal Managing Director, Durrel Hammond.

The ‘Grow for Noosa’ Gala is supported by Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, UniSC, Tourism Noosa, Bendigo Bank Tewantin, Alsahwa Health Retreats, Noosa Council Economic Development and Your Local Lifestyle.

The Luncheon will feature a number of fundraising activities, including the ever popular Silent & Live Auction with prizes worth over $5,000.

Proceeds from the event will kickstart the Foundation’s Grow for Noosa Fund, a seed funding initiative to help stimulate sustainable food and agriculture enterprise and initiatives.

This very special culinary event will treat guests to a 2-course menu designed by View Restaurant Executive Chef, Matt Golinski, featuring local and seasonal produce, matched with a 3-hour beverage package.

“This will be Matt’s last day at View Restaurant, so the Gala is your last chance to enjoy one of Matt’s outstanding seasonal dishes at View,” Ms Berkin said.

The Noosa Biosphere Awards will also be presented, celebrating the individuals, businesses and organizations implementing local solutions to global challenges of climate change, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development.

The Awards recognize people who are making a difference in our community, championing sustainability across four categories of Land, Water (sponsored by UniSC), Wildlife (sponsored by Tourism Noosa), and People & Economy (sponsored by Bendigo Bank Tewantin).

An eco-fashion parade by Sunshine Beach State High School students will showcase their latest work, demonstrating the art of repurposing discarded materials into wearable statements.

You can help contribute to a strong food future by supporting this year’s Noosa Biosphere Gala and Noosa Biosphere Awards by coming onboard as a Sponsor, contributing an auction prize, or by purchasing tickets at NoosaBiosphere.org.au.

Event Details

What: Noosa Biosphere Gala: Grow for Noosa

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: 12pm to 3pm

Location: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Tickets: noosabiosphere.org.au/gala

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