The World Stage Performers and Cooking Demonstrations

Josh Lopez

Take a trip to the World Stage at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours, with departures spanning across Asia, Africa, America and more.

Experience a line-up of song, dance and unique compilations; from dramatic African drumming to the heavenly strings of the Latin harp, and celebrated Irish instrumentals.

With your passports at the ready, board your international flight to otherworldly acts and culinary craftmanship.

Josh Lopez- Cooking Demonstration

Josh Lopez brings the flavours of El Salvador to Brisbane, and Global Fiesta. The celebrated chef will be showcasing his heritage cuisine, while educating on tradition and flavours. Lopez, is former Head Chef at The Wolfe as well as former Executive Chef at GOMA Restaurant, and was awarded the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Chef of the Year in 2016.

African Beat

African Beat- Performance

This spirited performance blends vibrant rhythms, vocal harmonies, bright costumes, exotic percussion grooves and superhuman dance moves. The show promises colour, energy and a delightful taste of Ghanaian music and culture.

The Barleyshakes- Performance

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influence, who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. The assembly are winners of the Queensland Music Award for World Music; and band members also contributed as soloists in the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.

Dario Manca

Dario Manca- Cooking Demonstration

Former Head Chef at Brisbane’s Zazata Restaurant and Head Chef at freshly opened, Rosmarino Restaurant, Manca brings a wealth of fine dining experience to the Global Fiesta stage. Showcasing Italian cuisine in all its flavourful glory, guests can expect a mouth-watering demonstration with Nonna’s tick of approval.

Peter Kuruvita

Peter Kuruvita- Cooking Demonstration

Kuruvita combines his love affair for food and Sri Lankan heritage to create dishes full of spice and flavour. Spanning four decades as an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Kuruvita has expanded his career to encompass the roles of TV presenter, author, industry speaker, tour guide and food & beverage consultant. Guests can find Kuruvita at Noosa Beach House, alongside his signature, celebrated, Sri Lankan menu.

Book your tickets now to Global Fiesta – your one-way ticket to cuisine, culture and carnival! To explore the program, head to our Global Fiesta event program page.

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