Taste of Melbourne offers a high quality and premium culinary offering for our passionate, food-loving audience. We are proud to work with the very best brands that match these values and enhance the experience for our visitors.

Title Partner


A name synonymous with premium household and professional appliances, Electrolux has more than 90 years of experience servicing fine European homes, kitchens and restaurants. With a comprehensive range of products for both homes and restaurant kitchens, Electrolux is renowned for forward thinking innovations designed to meet the real needs of home cooks and professional chefs.

Find out about Electrolux and their work with Tastes across the world here

Airline Partner

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, started operations in November 2003 and has become one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Our guests are at the heart of everything we do and in premium cabins you can take advantage of a fine dining experience from our in-flight chef, food and beverage managers who can guide you through our menu options, and our dine anytime menu. With departures to Abu Dhabi from Sydney and Melbourne twice daily and from Brisbane and Perth Daily, Etihad Airways fly to over 100 destinations. For more information, or to book flights, please visit etihad.com

Major Partner


Unmistakably fresh, ever-so-slightly aromatic Lurpak®. Lurpak has a full range of butters perfect for cooking, baking, spreading and just about anything you want to make in the kitchen.

Over a hundred years, Lurpak® has built a reputation as the most delicious premium butter in the world.

Registered on 23rd October 1901, the ‘Lurmark’ became the trademark for quality Danish butter. You can still see this mark on Lurpak® today. It features entwined ‘lurs’ – Bronze Age musical instruments that have become symbols of Denmark. From 1911 onwards, only dairies participating in a rigorous system of regular blind tastings could use the Lurmark Danish Butter brand. These quality controls are still practiced today. In fact, to ensure that the Lurpak® you put in your fridge remains the premium butter you love, our dairies have to submit samples to a trained panel of independent experts every week. Good food deserves nothing less.

Major Partner

Estrella Damm

Estrella Damm, a genuine import from the iconic, cultural city of Barcelona and brewed to the same recipe since 1876, using quality ingredients, Estrella Damm is renowned for its links to gastronomy, art and culture.


Preferred Card Partner

American Express

American Express opens the door to unforgettable experiences. From concert & theatre pre-sales, lounge access at some of the top arenas around the country through to film and dining experiences, there’s always something to love.

Venue Partner

Melbourne Cricket Club

Founded in 1838, just three years after the city of Melbourne itself, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is one of the largest and most diverse sporting clubs in the world, with more than 110,000 current members. The club’s most public and prominent role however is as manager of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia’s premier sporting and events venue, as well as the heritage listed Yarra Park which abuts it. Hosting everything from AFL Grand Finals and international cricket to music concerts and outdoor cinema events, the MCG welcomes more than 3 million visitors annually. For more information visit mcg.org.au

Water Partner

evian® Natural Mineral Water | BADOIT® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

About evian® Natural Mineral Water
Discovered in 1789 and bottled since 1826, evian® water traces its roots to the birth of the French Alps. Each drop of evian® begins as rain or snow high up on the pristine peaks of the French Alps, travelling through a vast mineral aquifer deep within the mountains before being bottled directly from the spring in Evian-Les-Bains. This unique, 15-year journey is the secret to evian®’s purity and unique, natural taste, which is perfectly suited for fine dining.

About BADOIT® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
BADOIT® is a true gift of nature sourced from deep underground. The water is protected and is enriched by every layer of the local terroir of the Loire region in France. It emerges from its source naturally sparkling, with light bubbles that will tickle your palate. This gentle process is what creates such a premium and delicate water. Choosing BADOIT means that you are enjoying one of nature’s gifts to the world.
BADOIT®’s fine bubbles, balanced taste and ability to subtly enhance food and wine flavours make it the water choice for Michelin Star chefs and wine critics all over the world.

Gin Partner

Archie Rose

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is Australia’s leading multi spirit distillery hand crafting gin, vodka and whisky to be shared in good company and good favour alike.

Founded in Sydney a little under three years ago as a working distillery and cocktail bar, Taste Melbourne 2017 marks the debut of the full Archie Rose experience into Melbourne including the very popular Make Your Own Gin classes and Archie Rose Bar.

Champagne Supplier

Champagne Collet

Since 1921, Champagne Collet has elaborated champagnes of true character in order to satisfy a clientele of discerning connoisseurs, who look for champagne based upon its authenticity, elegance and finesse. Based in Ay at the heart of Champagne, Champagne Collet sources predominantly from a supply of Premier and Grand Crus, and as a result, reflects the diversity of terroirs within Champagne.​


Meat & Livestock Australia

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is the marketing and research and development (R&D) body for Australia’s red meat and livestock industry.
MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the industry by growing demand for red meat and improving producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness through world-class R&D.
MLA is a not-for-profit organisation owned by cattle, sheep and goat farmers. It is funded by a levy on livestock sales, with the Australian Government providing matching funds for R&D investment.


Big Green Egg

Developed by American serviceman and entrepreneur Ed Fisher, Big Green Egg stands alone as one as the most versatile barbeque and cooking units available on the market today. Made from ceramic technology – advanced by NASA no less – this distinctive kamado BBQ boasts a unique cooking system designed to bring out unrivalled flavours while grilling, roasting, baking and smoking. Fueled by pure lump charcoal, the EGG’s patented air flow system assures an even cook every time, with precise temperature control to an accuracy of one degree between 70°C and 350°C.  A favourite of international chefs and BBQ enthusiasts, the Big Green Egg is now taking Australia by storm.



Dimmi partners with more than 4,000 of the country’s hottest restaurants and has seated more than 30 million Australian diners in restaurants ranging from hatted fine dining establishments to more casual suburban eateries. Through the Dimmi website and mobile app, diners can discover and instantly reserve restaurants anytime, anywhere. Discover Dimmi here.

Wine Education Partner

The Wine Society

At The Wine Society we’re always on the look out to uncover the best independent producers, hard-to-find labels and outstanding wines of now and tomorrow. We’re a team of passionate people who can’t stop reading, writing, talking, and course, drinking, and we want to share it with you. At The Wine Society, we’re committed to making sure you are not only, learning, exploring and drinking the best wines but also that you’re having a damn good experience while doing it.


Charity Partner


R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.

Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

R U OK? encourages all Australians to learn the 4 steps to starting a conversation; Ask, Listen, Encourage and Check in.

To find out more about R U OK?, click here 

Table Talks Partner

Smith Journal

Smith Journal is a magazine that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub. It’s a publication for thinkers, adventurers, makers and inventors, from small-batch distillers and cheese-makers to old-school craftspeople of all walks.

Media Partner

City of Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s events capital with an enviable reputation as a destination for food lovers. Visit the City of Melbourne to discover world-renowned culinary experiences in the most unexpected of places. Wander through a heritage arcade and refuel with a coffee from a small batch coffee roaster, enjoy lunch in foodie-paradise from a restaurant tucked down a laneway, or uncover fresh local produce and gourmet fare at the iconic Queen Victoria Market. Make sure you share your experience by tagging #melbmoment and visit What’s On Melbourne for the latest drinking and dining institutions.

Media Partner

Time Out

Time Out believes in a life of cultural exploration and social adventure. They exist to inspire you to lead a richer life, to know your city, and to have more fun. They do this through sharing first-hand experience, and provide market-leading social planning tools to inspire and enable their readers to get out, discover, and explore their city.

Media Partner

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organisation that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 37 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. To become a member, visit WSJ.com.

Media Partner


smoothfm is Melbourne’s easy place to relax, dedicated to bringing its busy audience a stress free environment of more music and less talk. smoothfm can be heard on 91.5 in Melbourne.

Wake up to The More Music Breakfast Show with Mike Perso and Jen Hansen, followed by Ty Frost and Simon Diaz across the day with all your smooth favourites before Byron Webb takes over for the drive home.

Then join Cameron Daddo for Mellow Music from 8pm Monday to Sunday nights for a superb blend of laidback music to help release the stresses of the day.

From Michael Bublé to the Bee Gees, Jason Mraz to George Michael, Adele to Elvis, the smooth playlist includes much-loved music that helps you relax and shut out the noise of everyday life.

Media Partner

The Weekly Review

The Weekly Review is a free lifestyle and property magazine that ensures you never miss a beat on getting the best of Melbourne and all it has to offer. Now with eight editions (delivered to 545,600 homes each week)​,​ the magazine celebrates local life by providing the scoop on the people, cafes and restaurants, arts and culture, schools and property that make living in the world’s most liveable city that extra bit special.

Look out for the next issue of The Weekly Review in your mailbox or visit theweeklyreview.com.au.


Security Partner


Unity Resources Group (Unity) are recognised globally as a leading provider of executive limousines, secure transport solutions and premium security services. Unity services every major city across Australia and New Zealand and servicing customers and clients all over the globe, providing premium and secure transport solutions. At Unity we are driven to deliver excellence in everything we do, with an ongoing commitment to doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well.

Media Partner

oOh! Media

oOh! is a leading operator in Australia and New Zealand’s fast-growing Out Of Home advertising industry. We create deep engagement between people and brands through Unmissable location-based media solutions. Our portfolio is unparalleled, with a diverse offering of classic and digital signs across roadside, retail, airport and place based media offering in CBD office towers, cafés, fitness venues, bars and universities.

We combine this extensive reach with sophisticated data, industry leading insights and world leading digital innovation, integrating our physical inventory with experiential, social and mobile online channels to provide clients with greater connections with consumers.

To find out more, head to our website: www.oohmedia.com.au

Supply Partner

The Big Group

We’re the Big Group. We’re hospitalitarians extraordinaire. We have a big creative vision with an even bigger passion for making people happy. And we do that through delivering unforgettable experiences that celebrate life’s biggest moments. As happiness hunters, we’re continually pushing boundaries to create the unimaginable. We curate extraordinary events for people to appreciate, celebrate and remember their significant moments.

Supply Partner

Treasury on Collins

Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel is hidden inside a beautiful heritage-listed building, which was built in 1876 by The Bank of Australasia. Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel is a hidden gem located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD on Collins Street, and as an independently owned boutique hotel it offers a personable experience and sophisticated accommodation. The accommodation on offer includes modern suites and apartments – all complete with kitchenette, washer/dryer and a separate living area with sofa. Guests can enjoy free unlimited wifi and complimentary Netflix in all rooms, complimentary drinks and snacks in our Treasured Guest Lounge daily and complimentary luxurious Molton Brown bathroom amenities. Catering for couples, families or friends who want a unique hotel stay in walking distance to the sights of Melbourne.

Supply Partner

NOW Marketing

NOW Marketing believes that consumers and brands should be able to share their experiences….anywhere. We are Australia’s only full service photo and video brand activation agency. Our in-house developed technologies seamlessly link user generated photo and video content to a client or consumer’s social media pages. NOW allows brands to harness the public’s love of photo and video sharing and get measurable social media engagement

Supply Partner


Hotelstaff is a professional hospitality matchmaker with a proven track record of connecting job seekers with their dream job. What makes Hotelstaff different is that we recognise that each assignment is different and as such we tailor our approach to the specific needs of all stakeholders in the employment process to ensure a positive outcome.

Whether you are looking for casual, contract or permanent hospitality professionals; Hotelstaff is at your service!

Supply Partner


As a supplier of Glamping Tents, we go one step further. We are also designers of amazing & luxury interiors that meet your needs. By adding some cosy carpets, chandeliers or a wood burner out stylists are able to create your own Glamping style. Do you want to make it a real Glamping Experience? Take a look at our outdoor design BBQ’s, Spa – and Wellness facilities and styling.

Supply Partner

Tea Towel Keepsakes

Tea Towel Keepsakes, as the name implies, is a specialist Promotional Tea Towel business. Having commenced as a hobby business in 1998, we have grown to become Australia’s “go to specialist”, supplying printed tea towels for the corporate, promotional and fundraising spaces.

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