Neil Perry Guest Chef at ‘Mixed Dozen’ Gala Dinner


The inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival is thrilled to announce Neil Perry AM as Guest Chef at the festival’s highly anticipated opening night ‘Mixed Dozen’ Gala Dinner on Friday, 2 June.

Neil Perry AM is one of Australia’s most influential and recognised Chefs. Under his leadership, the Rockpool Group became Australia’s most awarded restaurant group, earning 15 Good Food Guide Chefs Hats across seven different dining experiences. Neil heads up Rockpool Consulting, which oversees menus for Qantas International First and Business travellers. He is the author or nine cookbooks and has featured as a television presenter for The Lifestyle Channel.

But hold onto your Chefs Hats – because that’s not all!

Neil is just one part of a stellar line-up of one dozen acclaimed Chefs set to take over the Elements of Byron Resort kitchen for one night only for the ‘Mixed Dozen’ Gala Dinner.

The other 11 acclaimed Chefs in the kitchen are local favourites Ben Devlin – Paper Daisy, Steven Snow – Fins, Darren Robertson and Mark Labrooy – Three Blue Ducks, Sarah Swan – 100 MileTable, Simon Jones – Elements Of Byron, Sean Connelly – The Balcony Bar and Oyster Co., Katrina and Karl Kanetani – TOWN Restaurant and Café, Bret Cameron – Harvest, Gavin Hughes – Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, Carlo Magnabosco – Beach Byron Bay and Monique Guterres – Seaweed Cuisine.

Tickets for the ‘Mixed Dozen’ Gala Dinner are $185 per person and include:

  • Canapés upon arrival,
  • a Six Course Menu designed and prepared by our acclaimed Chefs, and
  • stunning Wines from our 12 Australian festival wineries.

  • Tickets for the ‘Mixed Dozen’ Gala Dinner are on sale now via

    Tickets for the Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival on Saturday 3 June in the grounds of the award-winning Elements of Byron Resort are also now on sale