Orange F.O.O.D. Week 2022

Rebecca Varidel
19th Dec 2021

Orange’s premier festival F.O.O.D week is back on the calendar for 2022!

In its 31st year, F.O.O.D Week is a celebration of the region’s diverse local produce, talented chef’s, passionate producers and cool-climate wine. The online program is live now and access to tickets will be made available from 10am, 7 January.

The very first edition of F.O.O.D Week comprised of only two signature events: a Friday evening dinner starring a guest celebrity chef and using exclusively local region produce, and a Saturday local producers market known as F.O.O.D Affair. Today, F.O.O.D Week has expanded to reflect the phenomenal growth of Orange’s food and wine scene, celebrated annually as a ten-day event with six signature events complemented by over 70 satellite events hosted at local restaurants,cellar doors and a selection of some of the most scenic outdoor locations

Top tips for this year’s festival will of course by the crowd pleaser of Forage and an autumnal long lunch in Sampson Street and we also encourage festival attendees to take up the joy of producing you your own pickles and preserve making class or wander with a local producer and chef as they forage in preparation for the meal ahead.

F.O.O.D Week 2022 Signature Events:

Forage (Saturday 9th April)
Meander through some of Orange’s most picturesque vineyards and soak up the breathtaking vistas across to Mount Canobolas. On your journey, enjoy a degustation menu of local wine and tasting plates with live music along the way. You’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable locals who can answer questions about our cool climate region.

The Sampson Street Lunch (Saturday April 1st)
Enjoy a long table lunch under the canopy of Plane trees in all their autumnal glory. The Sampson Street Lunch is a unique celebration bringing together some of Orange’s well known and emerging young chefs. FOOD Week Committee will set the table, our regions chefs will be in the kitchen, local produce on a plate and our region vineyards in a glass. A truly amazing opportunity to continue the celebration of Australia’s longest running regional food festival.

Shining The Light on Local Producers Workshops (April 4th – 8th)
Let us shine the light on our regional producers at this series of show, tell and taste workshops that highlight the iconic flavour profiles of the Orange region! Hear their stories, learn secret recipe tricks and tips, and enjoy tastings from the producers with a glass of Prosecco from See Saw Wines!

F.O.O.D Train (Friday April 8th – Sunday April 10th)
All aboard for a delectable weekend sampling Orange local food and wine, meeting our chefs and producers. Start with a light breakfast onboard then prepare to savour the food of the district lunch at Groundstone before a fine evening at the acclaimed Charred; Forage on Saturday; Sunday breakfast in beautiful Cook Park, and indigenous morning tea followed by lunch at Borrodell. We’ll do all the planning for you, F.O.O.D train tickets include 2 nights’ accommodation.

Sunday Producers Market & Brunch (Sunday, April 10th)
Farewell the festival in style as your stroll the producer’s markets in the shade of spectacular heritage of Cook Park. Enjoy brunch prepared by the region’s chefs, and meet and greet the producers as you taste and purchase their locally grown produce to take home with you.

Visit F.O.O.D HQ to learn what’s on for the week, get help with last minute tickets and availability, and enter the draw to win a Producer’s Hamper of local produce and wine. Operating daily out of the Orange Visitor Information Centre.

In its 31st year F.O.O.D will continue its success in establishing Orange as one of NSW’s must-visit foodie destinations by championing the produce, producers, farmers, chefs and restaurants of the Orange region at F.O.O.D Week 2022.