2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Legends announced

Part of the 23rd annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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Anne O’Donovan, Independent publisher

Anne O’Donovan, Independent publisher [©Angela Wylie]

John Downes (pictured right), Baker


The 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Legends inductees were announced on Monday 2 March at Crown.

The pillar of MFW’s industry program, the ‘hall of fame’ program pays tribute to the leaders, ground breakers and visionaries of Victoria’s food and wine industry.

In 2015, the six inductees welcomed into the program by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle are:

  • Miranda Sharp, Founder of Melbourne Farmers’ Markets
  • Anne O’Donovan, Independent publisher
  • Pat Carmody, Owner and winemaker, Craiglee Vineyard
  • John & Steve Lau, restaurateurs, The Supper Inn
  • John Downes, Baker
  • Fleur Studd, Co-owner of Market Lane Coffee (2015 HOSTPLUS Trailblazer Award)

Each year since 1993, MFW takes a moment to celebrate the past as much as the present by commemorating the Victorians chefs, producers, communicators, vignerons, and restaurateurs who have forever shaped our state’s great culinary culture.

Current MFW Legends include Maggie Beer AM, James Halliday AM and Neil Perry AM.

The 23rd annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (27 February – 15 March 2015) gives the food, wine and hospitality industry the opportunity to gather together at other events during the 2015 Festival, including trade-only tastings at Return to Terroir (28 February and 1 March, $65); and inspirational tales at Chef Jam supported by HOSTPLUS (2 March, $55).


  • Melbourne (VIC)

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