Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod.
Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod. Katie Cameron

Famous foodie Alastair to serve up treat at Relish fest

MARYBOROUGH will be relishing the company of one of Australia's most popular chefs, Alastair McLeod, as he headlines the region's premier food and wine event, the Relish Food and Wine Festival on June 7.

Alastair, who is one of the stars of Channel Ten's cooking game show Ready Steady Cook, will be teaming up with other local TV chefs, My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph Mulheron, to bring festival goers a taste of the Fraser Coast's fresh seasonal produce, local seafood, and regional wines.

Fraser Coast Opportunities Events Manager Kim Griffith said Alastair's commitment to utilising only the best locally sourced ingredients was a perfect match with Relish.

"Alastair is an ardent supporter of all things local. He believes the closer you are to the source of your food, the better it will taste and the smaller the carbon footprint you will create," Ms Griffith said.

This year's program will be extended into the early evening to satisfy those looking to enjoy the sunset over the Mary River.

Relish Food and Wine Festival runs from 11am-6pm, June 7 and will be at Maryborough's Portside precinct.

Tickets are now on sale and can be pre-purchased online for $10 or $15 at the gate with children under 18 free.

For more information, visit relishfrasercoast.com.au.