A Day at the Spring Perth Upmarket

Spring is in the air! Did you know spring is often known as the seasonal symbol for ongoing hope and renewal? After a long break from physical markets, due to the COVID restrictions on events, our retailers are recharged and renewed.

To celebrate spring and a time of harvest, we have created a “Best of the West” theme that showcases the best of what WA has to offer. Come along with family and friends and support local creatives, eat good food to make it an unforgettable spring day! We are sure you will agree that Perth Upmarket is one of the best weekend markets in Perth.

Customers enjoying the sun in front of UWA Winthrop Hall
Customers enjoying the sun in front of UWA Winthrop Hall


For this one day only, we will be holding cooking demonstrations from local chefs who will be demonstrating quick and easy recipes for homestyle cooking using some of our retailer products.

Here is what a day at the spring Perth Upmarket will look like:

9am: VIP hour! If you are a newsletter subscriber, we invite you to come to the market from 9am to beat the crowds and get in early to shop and eat your way through the stalls.  Not on the list? Click here to become a VIP subscriber and get early event access.

11am: Catch Kathy Morris from Great Southern Truffles whipping up something quick and delicious as she kicks off the cooking demonstrations. Kathy manages the production at Great Southern Truffles from sourcing ingredients to match the Black winter Truffles to overseeing the final production of truffle oils, sauces, butter and more made using our special truffles from WA.




Mal Chow at Chow’s Table, Yallingup. Picture. Iain Gillespie The West Australian

12pm: The next chef in our cooking demo line-up is Mal Chow, Head chef & owner of Chow’s Table, a modern Chinese and Malay restaurant located in the Margaret River Region. Don’t miss out on seeing this award-winning chef in action.





1pm: Mark Woodcock will be showing you a a quick easy receipe you can quickly whip up at home. He has a 35-year career as a culinary professional. From TAFE in Fremantle, the opening team of Burswood Resort, the Loose Box in Mundaring and countless international locations.



Lunch Time: Head over to the Omnomnom food truck (next to Winthrop Hall) that will be making meals from products created from Perth Upmarket retailers. They will be offering canapé sets which features the recipes of the chefs from the demonstrations.   Each set consists of 3 filled pastry shells. They will also will be serving a Beef Rendang Burger or a similar chicken option plus a Truffle Creme Brulee.

2pm: Last but not least, Sophie Budd is wrapping up the Best of the West cooking demonstration. Sophie has worked for Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein and cooked alongside Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio. Catered backstage for Adele, Fleetwood Mac and Sting to name a few. She also runs Taste Budd’s Cooking school.

The cooking demos go for approximately 30 minutes and there will be time to chat and buy products from the chefs at the end of the sessions.  The demonstration area will have VIP seating and the general public are welcome to watch on outside. Please remember to maintain physical distancing so we can all have a great time. To go in the draw to win a VIP ticket, click here.



3pm: If you haven’t already explored all parts of the market, make sure you check out both upstairs and downstairs of Winthrop Hall that has over 80 local designers in there.  For the little people, head over to the Stirling Hwy/pond  side of Winthrop hall and check out our Junior Upmarket in the Hackett Cafe. You will find about 20 retailers with products for babies and kids here. If you are still a bit peckish, grab our map and follow the foodie trail and grab a donut from Hot Jam Donuts while you browse through the stalls.

To plan your shopping check out our full list of retailers in the retailers gallery.  Then join us on Sunday 13th September, from 10am – 4pm at UWA’s Winthrop Hall for a day of fun.

First time to Perth Upmarket? Check out our information on visiting Perth Upmarket.