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2024 Truffle Melbourne Dining Program

We support Dining Program events throughout the winter truffle season. In 2024 we're again inviting chefs, restaurateurs, venue managers and others with a passion for truffles to propose events for inclusion in the 2024 Truffle Melbourne Dining Program.

Potential dining events may include truffle themed lunches, dinners; roof-top parties; pop-ups at unusual venues; Masterclasses or event packages linked with other experiences. The only limit is your imagination! We have an engaged audience that is looking for special truffle experiences. This audience covers all price points- from $250 pp high-end dinners to a $25 truffle taste and drink. Most events in 2019 were a sell-out, and all reached their minimum target guest numbers.

How does it work?

You can express interest in joining our program online by completing the form below or by contacting us at  info@trufflemelbourne.comOur fee structure is simple, making participation affordable and accessible. The cost to join the Program is $600 (plus GST) - the cost of three or four covers to your event. 

We can also arrange for Festival Director Nigel Wood to personally host your event or for Truffle Dogs to perform mock hunts at your event (both these options are subject to availability). The cost of either of these options is $500 (plus GST). These need to be booked well in advance to be secured, as both Nigel and the dogs are flat out during the season! Both of these options add to the excitement around your event - people love some truffle stories and seeing the dogs in action in your venue.

What are the benefits?

We help you fill your venue when you otherwise wouldn't. We promote your event and venue, but all bookings are taken by you so you maintain contact with your diners. We spread the dates in our program and support each event through strong web based and social media & conventional PR campaigns. Other benefits include:

  • a 50 word listing and photo on Truffle Melbourne website with your logo and link to your website
  • Regular social media updates and sharing via Facebook and Instagram throughout May- August 2019
  • Your business featured in an exclusive Facebook or Instagram post
  • Truffle Melbourne web tile to publish on your website
  • Direct benefit from local, statewide, national and international media promotion of the Truffle Melbourne Winter Program including TV, radio, print and online
  • Direct benefit from a postcard campaign throughout Melbourne advertising the full season program
  • Best available wholesale rate for fresh truffle (different grades available) and imported and local food service truffle products.

You can join online here. Once your application has been approved we'll confirm dates with you and as soon as you've paid (by EFT), your event/s will then be promoted through and social media.


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For further information please contact: 
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Apply now!