Love Sea Food "Port to Plate" Gala Dinner - SOLD OUT

Experience the provenance of the exceptional local seafood prepared and introduced to you by five talented local chefs. Guests will be treated to a five-course seafood inspired dining experience plus dessert with matched Hunter Valley wine tastings presented by each chef and winemaker.

Date: Saturday 3 August – 5.45pm to 11pm
Location: Broughtons at the Bay, DÁLBORA Marinas, Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay


Port to Plate Gala Dinner Menu


Meet the local chefs from Port Stephens

Ben Way - Little Beach Boathouse
Ben trained in the UK and relocated to the Hunter Valley in 2005, developing his expertise in regional fine dining. In 2013 Ben opened his own restaurant, Little Beach Boathouse, offering fresh modern Australian cuisine with stunning coastal views.

Ben is passionate about Port Stephens and focuses on utilising the freshest locally-sourced produce while maintaining the highest level of quality in each enticing dish.

Ben Way

Ludovic Poyer

Ludovic Poyer - The Poyers
Born in in Normandy, France, Ludovic found his way to Port Stephens via Paris, Brussels, Sydney and The Blue Mountains. Trained in traditional French cuisine in Paris and inspired by experiences gained in kitchens during his travels, in 2015 Ludovic opened his own restaurant focussing on fresh food and a social, relaxed dining experience.

Ludovic works with local fishermen to get the freshest seafood delivered by boat to the restaurant door.

Michael Jenkins - The Anchorage
Michael’s career in fine cuisine has drawn him away from Port Stephens on a few occasions, but he is repeatedly drawn back here due to the ability to source the very best in fresh, local and regional Australian seafood.

As Head Chef at The Anchorage Michael is focussed on delivering a modern Australian seafood experience, and he is instrumental in promoting the region’s culinary reputation and hospitality.

Michael Jenkins

Mitchell Turner

Mitchell Turner - Bannisters Port Stephens
After completing his training in Wollongong, Mitchell headed overseas to Edinburgh developing his skills in various Michelin starred restaurants before returning to Australia to work in key roles at Rick Stein's Mollymook establishments.

Last year Mitchell relocated from Mollymook to establish the role of Head Chef at Bannisters Port Stephens. Mitchell champions the philosophy of using fresh Australian seafood from the local area.

Stacey Cleaver - A Sweet Ride Called Clyde
Stacey is a bespoke pastry chef who has worked in award-winning Australian restaurants (such as Bistro Moncur, The Establishment) and abroad in some of the UK’s most renowned kitchens and hotels.

Stacey settled in Port Stephens in 2016 and established A Sweet Ride Called Clyde, using her vast knowledge and experience to create breathtakingly delicious cakes and sweets. You can find her delectable creations in restaurants and cafes around Port Stephens and Newcastle.

Stacey Cleaver

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