Australian chef Adrian Richardson is set to lead the culinary charge at the opening weekend of the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Adrian will give a series of cooking demonstrations at the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine which takes place from Friday September 20 to Sunday September 22 at Queens Park. Adrian has enjoyed success across many areas of his career, most prominently on Australian television. In the early 2000s, he was a regular chef on Ready Steady Cook along with chefs such as Manu Feildel, who Adrian would later work with again on Boys Weekend. He has filmed more than 500 episodes of the popular cooking show Good Chef Bad Chef for Network Ten, and has demonstrated his love of quality ingredients in his show Secret Meat Business for the Lifestyle Channel. He is a published author, particularly famed for his 2008 book, MEAT.

As a testament to his culinary talents, Adrian’s restaurant La Luna Bistro has been in business for 21 years and still going strong. Not content with running just one successful and highly reviewed restaurant, Adrian opened Bouvier Bar in 2016. His passion for food began early, working in cafes from the age of 14, where he found his true calling as a chef. He takes inspiration from food all around the world with an affinity for Mediterranean flavours.

The 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers begins on Floral Friday (September 20) with the launch of the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park together with the opening of private gardens in The Chronicle Garden Competition, four magnificent Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens and the commencement of entertainment and tour programs across the city’s extraordinary public parks and spaces.

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