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.



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

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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