Darren Purchese to host donut-eating contest.
Donut Festival is set to roll into Melbourne on Sunday, 6 June at Queen Victoria Market. This new, one-day celebration will gather some of the city’s favourite donut makers for a super-sweet dive into all things iced, jam-filled, cinnamon-sprinkled, sugar-dusted and everything in between.
Bring the whole family to Queen Victoria Market and take your pick from the original hot jam donut, oozing chocolate-filled donuts, cinnamon rings, churro bowls, vegan and gluten-free donuts, and more. Team your sweet treats with coffee, classic 1950s-style milkshakes or a warm hot chocolate.
In tribute to the amazing eating competitions of the world, Melbourne pastry chef Darren Purchese (Burch & Purchese) will host a donut-eating contest. Competitors will attempt to devour as many donuts as they can in two minutes to win the grand prize of a year’s worth of hot jam donuts from the Market’s iconic American Doughnut Kitchen, plus vouchers from Queen Victoria Market. Registration for the competition is free via the Queen Victoria Market website: qvm.com.au/whatson/donut-festival.
The festival line-up includes American Doughnut Kitchen, Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, St.Gerry’s, Shortstop Melbourne, Churro Kitchen, Pasta Face, Mimmo’s and Gorilla Grill.
Donut Festival @ Queen Victoria Market
When: Sunday, 6 June; 9:00am–4:00pm
Where: Queen Street, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tickets/Registration: Free entry and live entertainment, food and drink for purchase
Donut-Eating Contest: 11:30am–1:30pm. Pre-register: qvm.com.au/whatson/donut-festival/