What Will I Be Drinking at the Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival
Duncan Welgemoed


ABBF welcomes Duncan back in 2017 as our BBQ Ambassador; he will be curating the menus of all BBQers.

He is a man that should need little introduction, at the helm of the Africola juggernaut he is recognised far and wide for cringing the party to cooking. Growing up in South Africa, with a chef father, Portugese and Italian godparents, a music addiction, and the fraught, cultural melting-pot that is the society of South Africa have developed the core of Welgemoed’s cooking ethos; do it with love, take no prisoners, buck trends.

Fast-forward through a few stints in prestigious kitchens all over the world, a bucket of awards including the ‘tiser’s Chef of the Year in 2013, a stack of festival feats and he comes on board with the most experience cooking good food for the masses, enjoyed with beer and rock’n’roll than anyone we could think of.

Matty Matherson


Dead Set on Life, The Social Group, Parts & Labour (Toronto, Canada).

Matty Matheson has transformed from early New Brunswick beginnings to the newly appointed face of a TV chef. Matherson hasn’t exactly followed the regular trajectory and his show Dead Set on Life, certainly doesn’t fall under the constraints of cookie cutter food shows. Now in it’s third season on VICELAND the half hour series see Matty travelling the world and paying homage to the people, dishes and culture of the places he visits.

ABBF is pretty stoked to be bring Matty to Adelaide for the very first time.

fancy hanks


Australian BBQ royalty.

Fancy Hank’s, are coming to Adelaide for the very first time to show off their traditional American-style slow cooked BBQ. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket, all the hits. ABBF is pretty damn excited to see what all the fuss is about.

low and slow


Southern style slow cook.

Morphing from food truck to legitimate bricks and mortar smoking joint, Low & Slow American BBQ (by their own admission) serves up some of the most finger lickinest, lip smackinest’ American style BBQ in Adelaide.

Chris Jarmer


JK BBQ and Smoke

A man who in Adelaide should need little introduction. Stepping away from the long shadow of his father Peter and the restaurant which adorned their last name for over two decades, Chris will be presenting his own version of BBQ for the first time at ABBF.