Sample Food Festival 2018 presented by Gold Coast Airport is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Bangalow Hotel for the 2018 event.
Byron Bay local Michelle Wright is the head chef at the Bangalow Hotel and has gained a sterling reputation for her stunning desserts and pub food with flair. Michelle fell into hospitality and cooking after school and discovered her passion for it.
“My passion grew when I started working for Danielle Davidson at the Bangalow Bowling club, who also had a cake making business and opened my eyes to the world of pastry. I moved to Melbourne in 2013 where I worked for hatted chef’s Ian Curley from The European and John Lawson from No. 8 by John Lawson. Working at such amazing establishments opened my eyes to great food and I was also able to explore my passion for pastry.”
“Pastry was now a huge passion in my life as well as cooking great wholesome food. I moved back to Byron Shire at the beginning of this year and was offered the position of Head Chef at Bangalow Dining Room. I have loved creating local, fresh, wholesome, delicious pub food with a twist and amazing desserts to finish peoples evenings off on a high. I now have a great, supportive team with my sous chef Cherie Bartel a great female support and apprentice Crystal Green, along with a handful of casual chefs. I am really looking forward to making the Bangalow Dining Room an amazing restaurant for locals and holiday makers, whilst using and supporting local producers in the area. We are looking at starting a farmers market lunch on Saturdays after the market.”
Michelle will be showcasing her talent at a live cooking demonstration at Sample Food Festival on Saturday 1st September 2018 at the Bangalow Showgrounds. Michelle is also involved in the now SOLD OUT Fab Ladies Wine Soiree.
Don’t miss the post Sample Food Festival special offers at the Bangalow Pub
Saturday 1st September from 4.30pm to 5.30pm they will be offering their weekly happy hour with $3 middies, complimentary bar snacks and $10 Brookie’s Gin Spritzers.
The restaurant will be offering Michelle’s dessert from the Sample cooking demonstration and the Byron at Byron Fab Ladies Wine Soiree as a dessert special from 5.30pm.