The World's 50 Best Restaurants
In April 2017 Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including around 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy Chairs, and a who’s who of Australia’s food and wine industry walked the red carpet at the glittering awards ceremony.
Tourism Australia worked closely with event organisers William Reed Business Media on the official events program, which began on 1 April in Melbourne and will conclude Saturday, 8 April, in South Australia. These events showcase Australia’s outstanding food and wine culture to an international audience of chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, media and food lovers.
As part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Australia program, Tourism Australia has also partnered with the State and Territory Tourism Organisations and the tourism industry to offer 100 of the visiting chefs and media the opportunity to take part in a country-wide tour, taking in some of Australia’s best food and wine experiences.