Melbourne Food & Wine Festival with Peter Rowland
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Peter Rowland is proud to be an event partner and the official caterer to MFWF 2021
15 February 2021

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival with Peter Rowland Group

Peter Rowland Group are proud to be the Event Partner and Official Caterer to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival World’s Longest Lunch and World’s Longest Brunch

A new, expanded festival will see the city and regions celebrate Victorian food and drink as never before

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, served up by principal partner Bank of Melbourne and destination partner Visit Victoria, returns with a blockbuster 2021 calendar across the city and regional Victoria. The newly expanded festival year kicks off with a suite of signature and new events in March.

March sees the return of some of the festival’s best-loved signature events, which were postponed in 2020. The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, returns with an all-star line-up of culinary legends, and newcomer the Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch will celebrate the city’s renowned breakfast culture the next morning.

Peter Rowland Group are excited to once again be named as the Event Partner and Official Caterer and are beyond excited to collaborate with this year’s pool of talent.

The much-loved World’s Longest Lunch returns on Friday 12 March, bringing together three of Melbourne’s culinary masters – Stephanie Alexander, Philippe Mouchel and Jacques Reymond – to deliver an outdoor feast for more than a thousand guests in Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens set against the backdrop of the city skyline.

Stephanie Alexander, Philippe Mouchel and Jacques Reymond

Bank of Melbourne Chief Executive Mark Melvin said: “The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch is always a highlight on the epicurean calendar and we’re excited to see the addition of The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival program.”

Matthew Haigh – Group Executive Chef said: “The World’s Longest Lunch is always one the best events on the annual calendar. Our entire kitchen team loves the opportunity to collaborate with the guest chefs, creating their signature dishes for over 1,500 guests. I’m looking forward to my 9th Longest Lunch, but more excited to this year deliver the World’s Longest Brunch’. 

In a first for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch will take place in Treasury Gardens on Saturday 13 March. The menu at this new event is designed by Lune Croissant’s Kate Reid in collaboration with Melbourne’s café king Nathan Toleman, whose midas touch at venues such as Apte, Three Bags Full, Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Kettle Black and Liminal has shaped the way Victoria breakfasts.

Tickets for the 2021 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Bank of Melbourne’s World’s Longest Lunch and Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Brunch are on sale now.

Booking Melbourne Food & Wine Festival events in advance is essential to keep the celebrations running smoothly and safely. All Melbourne Food & Wine Festival events have COVID-safe plans in place which can be accessed at mfwf.com.au, and all partner venues are required to have their own COVID-safe plans to be part of the program.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s March program runs 12-31 March; for full program details and all ticket sales please visit mfwf.com.au; follow MFWF on Instagram at

@melbfoodandwine for daily updates.

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