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Food & Wine Cooking Stage


Where: Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion

Focussing on back to basics in the kitchen, the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Cooking Stage presented by The Healthy Baker Flour will follow a 1950s theme this year.

Hosted by Dominique Rizzo, one of Queensland’s leading female chefs, Ekka guests will be encouraged to cook from scratch again - turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by learning the basics and building on them.

Cooking has increased in popularity and with social media one of the biggest influencers of the culinary arts, it’s time for people to learn the basics and put their own mark on the finished dish.

The cooking stage is the perfect place for the aspirational cook, foodies and those wanting to experiment in the kitchen - with the bonus of tasting the delectable dishes prepared by the presenting chefs including Dominique herself.

Ekka guests will also enjoy watching celebrities cook up a storm, including popular Channel Seven personalities.  

What we’re bringing to the table  

Along with showcasing RQFWS award-winning products, the cooking stage will also feature some of Queensland’s leading restaurant chefs in the Brisbane Dining Room segments, sweet tooth entrepreneurs in the My Sweet Obsession specials and the city’s most on trend food trucks in the Brisbane Foodie Fleet series.

With Ekka celebrating its 140th, Dominique will host My Ekka Hamper, showcasing 140 years of iconic food at Ekka from dagwood dogs to the famous CWA scones.

There’s no shortage of hands on experience this year either. Not only is the Sausage Making Class returning, there are two new additions - Easy Pasta Cooking Class and Step-by-Step Gnocchi.

Check out the RQFWS Cooking Stage Guest Presenters here: 


Following on from the sell-out success of last year’s very first Dinner with Dom, this year’s dinner will feature a flavourful five course degustation tasting menu to be cooked and served over seven scrumptious nights. For just $39 a ticket, 30 people each night will have the chance to chat to the producers, taste produce from some of Queensland’s leading local providores and enjoy a unique dining experience. 

There are two different themed dinners:

Corks & Forks – A selection of RQFWS award-winning wines paired with a variety of produce, including RQFWS medal-winning meats.

Harvest & Hops – A selection of craft beers paired with fresh Queensland produce.

An exclusive 18+ only event

Please note: Dinner with Dom tickets can be purchased as an 'Add On' with your regular Ekka Ticket. 

This can be found on the TICKETS page, scroll to the bottom and click NEXT to purchase tickets on Page 2 of the add-ons.  

 Buy yours here:

RQFWS Cooking Stage Presenting Partner

RQFWS Cooking Stage Host


RQFWS Cooking Stage Partners