World-class gourmet escape secured to 2017

 

World-class gourmet escape secured to 2017

The State Government has entered into an agreement to secure the Margaret River Gourmet Escape until at least 2017, paving the way for the festival to become a premier global food and wine event.
 
In just two years, the Gourmet Escape has reaped dividends for WA, attracting the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Rene Redzepi and Massimo Bottura, and generating global publicity for the State valued at more than $9 million.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the State Government was proud to sponsor the Margaret River Gourmet Escape through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions.
“This is a fantastic event for WA. It puts the State on the global culinary map,” Mr Redman said.
“In addition to the significant economic impact, the Gourmet Escape also provides trade potential and broad exposure for local producers as well as local employment and training opportunities.”