Culinary Carnival

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Culinary Carnival a hit with locals

Fairfield's biggest foodie festival Culinary Carnival returned to Cabramatta Town Centre for the first time, and Fairfield City Centre in May. Revellers delighted in Council's popular street party celebrating all things culture and food with celebrated TV presented, chef and author Fast Ed (Cabramatta and Fairfield event); and Italian-Australian actress, opera singer, author, and TV personality Silvia Colloca (Fairfield event) headlining at the event.

Cabramatta was decked out with hawker-style food carts filled with exotic ingredients capturing the suburb’s South East Asia flavours and fresh local produce on Saturday 14 May 2022. Festival goers were treated to the magic of celebrity chef, Fast Ed’s cooking under the Pai Lau Gates, and samplings at Mr Durian’s stall of durian delights. Arthur Street featured a fusion of gypsy beats at the Lolo Lovina Caravan Stage with lion dancing and giant floating bubbles.

Culinary Carnival’s second leg made a return to Fairfield City Centre on 28 May 2022. Fairfield was transformed into a mecca of colour, culture and beats heralded by a roving street party consisting of Rhythm Brazil, Lion Dancing, the Serbian Dance Group, Rhythms of the World and the Cambodian Dance Group. Fast Ed returned with more cooking demonstrations, and special guest Silvia Colloca wowed the crowd with her Mediterranean poached fish. The food fuelled carnival was packed with junior foodie workshops and food stalls serving up authentic paella, Spanish prawn rolls, tacos and Portuguese tarts. 

Funded by NSW Government’s The Festival of Place Open Streets.

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Fast Ed

Crowds embarked on a culinary adventure with Australia’s much-loved TV chef and food author Fast Ed. Find inspiration one bite at a time by downloading Fast Ed's cookbook ‘Straight from the sauce’ here(PDF, 6MB) and cookbook 'Australian flavours on plates of the world' here(PDF, 6MB)

Silvia Colloca

Share in the love of food with Silvia Colloca. Best known for her unfussy and friendly cooking style in Cook like an Italian on SBS. Download Silvia Colloca's recipe 'Pesce All'Acqua Pazza (Mediterranean Poached Fish)' here(PDF, 466KB)

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for their support:

  • NSW Government
  • Cabramatta Leagues
  • Cabra-Vale Diggers
  • Fairfield Fruitland
  • Flying Start Family Day Care
  • Yummi Smoothie
  • Galaxy Imports


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Screenshot of Cabramatta Culinary Carnival 2022 video on Youtube. Click the image to watch the video on YouTube.

Click here to watch "Fairfield City Council Cabramatta Culinary Carnival 2022" on YouTube


Screenshot of Fairfield Culinary Carnival 2022 video on Youtube

Click here to watch "Fairfield City Council Fairfield Culinary Carnival 2022" on YouTube


  • Saturday, 14 May 2022 | 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday, 28 May 2022 | 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM