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Bankstown Bites

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When

Saturday, 27 July 2024
10am-4pm

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An Auslan interpreter at the Bites Kitchen Demonstration stage.
Wheelchair accessible.
For more information email events@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Get ready foodies, because Bankstown Bites is your passport to a world of flavours. Think of it as a culinary rollercoaster—tantalising tasting tours, cooking demos, a Celebrity Chef Masterclass and so much more!

Brace yourselves for culinary magic with none other than Anna Polyviou and her delightful Mum, Eugina Polyviou! Watch these two powerhouse chefs whip up a storm at our Bankstown Bites Celebrity Chef cooking demos, plus an all-new Celebrity Chef Masterclass.

Anna Polyviou, our very own culinary wizard, turns food into a special experience. Her creativity and vibrant energy will light up the Bites Kitchen like never before. Get ready for a taste sensation!

Our first-ever Celebrity Chef Masterclass, is happening at Bankstown Bites Kitchen’s main stage from 10am to 11:30am. It was sooo popular its now SOLD OUT!


Why not grab a pal or your family and join Chef Matthew from Humanity Matters for a one-hour Italian cooking workshop? It will be buonissimo at first bite! These workshops are vegetarian, Halal friendly, and alcohol-free. These workshops are too hot to handle and may sell out before the event, so book early! A few tickets might be available on the day (EFTPOS only).

Only 12 spots per workshop with tickets at $18 per person per workshop. Bookings are essential.

Chef Matt Baker

While you’re perfecting your pasta, you’ll be watching Chef Matthew make the perfect Napolitana sauce.


Bruchetta

Learn to create the perfect Bruschetta with juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, and the finest olive oil. Toast artisan bread to golden perfection under the guidance of Chef Matthew. Now only $15!


Watch Chef Matthew make the perfect spinach and ricotta filling while you perfect your pasta.
SOLD OUT – Please note there will be a few tickets available for purchase on the day.


Learn to make the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu, with Chef Matthew. Discover the secrets to creating this indulgent treat.


Our famous food tours are back! Join us on a delicious journey across the City. Click on the tours below to book your spot so you don’t miss out!


Panania Food Tour

Huge thanks to Panania Hotel, Himalayan Curry House, and Pikkio Trattoria for making the Panania Food Tours on July 11th a resounding success! Their hospitality and delicious food made each sold-out tour an unforgettable experience for all.


We just wrapped up two unforgettable food tours in Earlwood, and it was nothing short of amazing! A huge thank you to the incredible Earlwood Hotel, where the chefs showcased the most mouth-watering dishes that left us all in awe, Mister Fish who provided delicious tacos, scallops and delectable crumbed calamari. A massive shoutout to Jailhouse Rock for their unbelievable generosity! Their pizza, pasta, and salads were simply out of this world and they delivered in spades!


Food Tour tickets are available online until SOLD OUT. Unsold tickets can be purchased on event day.  Just remember, it’s EFTPOS only for food tours on the day. So eat your way through this culinary adventure, one tasty bite at a time.

More to explore

Bites Corner – Bites Demo – The BBQ Cooking School

Get ready to uncover the smoky secrets of low and slow BBQ with Ben from the BBQ Cooking School! Catch this grill guru on the main stage at Bites Kitchen—don’t miss it

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Bites Entertainment

  • Superstars from the Bankstown Talented Advancement Programs, ready to dazzle you!
  • Phat Brass, dropping electrifying brass band beats that’ll get you moving.
  • Around the World Dance Group by EP Entertainment, serving up a mesmerizing mix of Latin American, Irish, Spanish, Greek, Asian, and Bollywood dances.

Kids activities

Available from 11am – 4pm:

  • Face painting
  • Kids in the Kitchen workshop
  • Little Umbrella Boutique workshop

Please note all activities in Bites Corner are free.

Brought to you by Bankstown Sports Club

Bites Backyard

Jump into a world of free fun with barefoot bowls, garden games, and chillout vibes in the backyard!

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Bites Street

Experience mouth-watering bliss and download  all 28 cuisines from 33 stalls.

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Bankstown Art Centre

Join us at Bankstown Art Centre for a day filled with artistic fun and flair including:

  • Art Markets Galore: Browse through stalls brimming with local art treasures.
  • Craft Workshops: Unleash your inner artist with hands-on workshops. From pottery to painting, we’ve got something for everyone.
  • Screenings & Live Music: Chill out with some indie films and groove to live tunes that’ll keep your tippy toes tapping.
  • Performances: Enjoy captivating shows from Bankstown Art Centre, Utp, Outloud, Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Club, Bankstown Arts Society, and Bankstown Theatre Company.
  • Exhibition Opening – Coffee & SerendipiTea: Step into a world of delightful surprises! This quirky exhibition by artists Pamela Leung and Yumi Umiumare, curated by Rachael Kiang, transforms the gallery into a whimsical coffee shop and teahouse. Immerse yourself in art with this interactive experience!
  • Quiet room available with kitchenette, change room & quiet space studio.

Special Event: Collaborative coffee artwork by Pamela Leung at 3pm.
Don’t miss out on this blend of art, food, and community vibes!

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Bites Pantry

Visit the Humanity Matters store and see Damo to grab your Italian coffee from the amazing Blacksmith Coffee Roasters pop-up café to keep you going all day. You can also see him in action on the main stage at 3.55pm to see how you can create the perfect coffee at home.

 

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Click the link for directions Olympic Parade Griffith Park, Bankstown 

Bankstown Bites

Address: Griffith Park, Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW, Australia

Get directions
Train

Take the T3 Bankstown Line and get off at Bankstown Station. From Bankstown Station, it’s just a short walk to Olympic Parade Griffith Park.

Bus

Multiple bus routes service the Bankstown area. Use the Trip Planner on the Transport NSW website to find the best bus route for you. For train and bus schedules, visit transportnsw.info.

Parking

Parking is limited, so we recommend using public transport. If you do drive, be aware of potential parking constraints. The best options for parking close by would be:

  • Limited free four hours (4P) parking is available at the community car park located along Olympic Parade.
  • Saigon Place – Public Parking – 180 metres
    Public parking space
    51 Old Town Centre Plaza
  • Greenfield Parade Parking – 260 metres
    Parking garage
    15 Greenfield Parade
  • Marion Street Carpark – 450 metres
    Public parking space
    40 Marion St

 

Seating

Seating is limited, so be prepared to spend a few hours on your feet. With all the activities and food, you’ll be too busy to notice!

The Event
Where is the event?

The festivities will take place in Griffith Park and Olympic Parade, right in the heart of Bankstown

When is the event?

Mark your calendars for Saturday, 27 July 2024! Bankstown Bites will be buzzing from 10 am to 4 pm. View the program up for all the details.

How much does it cost to be a part of this event?

The City of Canterbury Bankstown proudly presents this major event, and guess what? Entry, entertainment, and most activities are free!

If you want to join the food tours, Anna Polyviou’s Masterclass, or the Italian pasta workshop, some fees apply. So, get your taste buds ready and book your tickets!

What can we do there?

What’s not to do there! This year we have plenty of things to do to make your stay all day, a memorable one! There six zones to visit:

  • Bites Kitchen
  • Bites Corner
  • Bites Street
  • Bites Alfresco
  • Bites Backyard
  • Bites Pantry

See our WIH website for more details!

Is there a program and/or map I can download to plan my day?

Sure is! View the event map and program.

Who is the celebrity cook?

This year’s star chef is the fabulous Anna Polyviou and special guest her Mum Eugina! Her creativity and vibrant energy will light up the Bites Kitchen like never before.

Can I bring my dog?

We love furry friends, but due to hygiene regulations, only registered guide-dogs are allowed at the event.

Will alcohol be sold at the festival?

There won’t be any alcohol sold at the festival site. However, there are plenty of bars and clubs just a short walk away if you fancy a drink.

Food Tours and getting tickets
How do I purchase tickets for the Food Tours, Anna Polyviou Masterclass, and the Italian pasta workshop?

Easy peasy!   Prices are and can be booked on the links on this web page.

  • Food tours: $20-$25 per person. Click the link on this page to book.
  • Celebrity Chef Masterclass with Anna Polyviou: $85 per person book now
  • Italian pasta workshop: $18 per person per workshop. Click the links on this page.
Can I buy any tickets on the day?

Subject to tickets sold prior to the event, there may be some limited spots for the Food Tours so best to get them beforehand.

Where can I buy any tickets on the day?

At our Food Tour Rego / Information Deck located in Bites Alfresco. Please note: Eftpos transactions only. No cash sales on the day.

I already have tickets for my Food Tours, where do I go on the day?

Awesome! Register your tickets (and name) at our Food Tour Rego / Information Deck located in Bites Alfresco.

Can I do the tour without the guide?

While we encourage you to explore all the amazing eateries and shops in Bankstown, only registered Discovery Tour participants will receive samples at the stops.

Cooking Workshops and getting tickets
How do I purchase tickets for the Food Tours, Anna Polyviou Masterclass, and the Italian pasta workshop?

Easy peasy! Just book your tickets here via the links on this web page. Prices are:

  • Food tours: $20-$25 per person. Click the link on this page to book.
  • Celebrity Chef Masterclass with Anna Polyviou: $85 per person
  • Italian pasta workshop: $18 per person per workshop. Book with the links above.
Do we get to do the cooking part?

100%. The Celebrity Chef Masterclass included food prepping to cook plus tasting. Italian Cooking Workshops includes prepping and tasting the food whilst watching Chef Matthew to cook the main pasta sauces. BYO containers is required for all workshops.

Can I buy any tickets on the day?

Yes! There will be tickets available on the day for the Italian Cooking Workshops however there may be some limited spots for the Food Tours so best to get them beforehand.

Where can I buy any tickets on the day?

At our Food Tour Rego / Information Deck located in Bites Alfresco.  Please note: Eftpos transactions only. No cash sales on the day.

I already have tickets for my Celebrity Chef Masterclass, where do I go on the day?

Exciting! Refer to your Event Brite ticket details and go directly to main kitchen stage at Bites Kitchen. See event map.

I already have tickets for my Italian Cooking Workshop, where do I go on the day?

Bellissimo! Refer to your Event Brite ticket details and go to the Food Tour Rego / Information Deck located in Bites Alfresco.

Accessibility and Inclusion
Is this area accessible for prams and wheelchairs?

Absolutely! We’ve made every effort to ensure the event area is accessible. However, note that some shops on the food tours might have limited accessibility.

Is there seating for everyone?

Unconditionally! There are several dining areas which includes seating suitable for the whole family.

Will there be any Auslan Interpreters at the event?

Yes. The main kitchen demonstration stage where all the Celebrity Chef Masterclass and Cooking demos will have Auslan Interpreters for the duration of program. View the program.

Is there a Quiet Space on site?

Definitely. The Quiet Space is in The Art Centre in Studio 1. This includes an enclosed room with kitchenette, toilet and changeable.

Food and dining
Are Halal, gluten-free, and vegetarian options available?

Yes! Many of our local shops and stalls offer Halal, gluten-free, and vegetarian delights. Come hungry and eat happy! View the stalls.

Getting the event and parking
How do I get there?

We recommend using public transport. It’s just a 5-minute stroll from the Bankstown Train Station and bus interchange. Follow the signs, and you’re there! View more details here.

Feedback. Love to hear your thoughts
How can I share my thoughts or be a part of Bankstown Bites next year?

You are welcome to share your thoughts via email to our friendly team at events@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

How can I share my great experience at Bankstown Bites and photos on CBCity Social media page?

Easy! We love to hear all about your experiences with Bankstown Bites this year. Please share your story or posts @ourcbcity @whereinterestinghappens #BankstownBites

I want to enter and win the $100 Gift Voucher at Bankstown Sports Club.

Yes, that would be nice! It’s simple, click on our ‘Have your say link’, enter your feedback and submit.

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