Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the commonly asked questions about The Longest Table…

The official date for The Longest Table is Saturday 22 July 2017. If you’re busy that day, no worries, you can host your Longest Table whenever suits you between 1st May and 31st July.

You can host your Longest Table at home or at an eatery of your choice. If cooking isn’t your thing, why not try one of our Participating Venues.


As the host, you cover the cost of your Longest Table or alternatively, you share the cost with your friends – it’s up to you. When you register, you will receive your forkin’ awesome Host Goodie Bag packed full of things to help you plan and put on your Longest Table, including handy discount vouchers from our sponsors.

If being fancy is your thing (or not), your Longest Table is your time to shine in the kitchen. You can tease your friends with your menu selections on your Host Page. Don’t forget to check out The Longest Table on Facebook for some recipe inspiration or visit the News & Recipes section of the website to access recipe ideas.

After some amazing local, fresh produce for your Longest Table? Grab your official Longest Table shopping bag and get along to see our friends at:

SA – Romeo’s Retail Group, Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Showground Farmers Market or the Gawler Farmers Market

Inside your Goodie Bag you’ll find a cash donation box. You have a couple of options in allocating the money to your table. You can either make a donation via your table online and keep the cash or contact us for an Offline Donation Form which we will fill out and send to you with instructions on how to transfer via EFT or cheque or money order. Simply email if you would like a form. Please feel free to phone us on (08) 8244 1100 if you have any questions.

Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. All donors will be provided with an automatic tax receipt via email on completion of an online donation. Please let us know if you require a manual receipt book to issue receipts on the night of your Longest Table and we can send you one.

We will keep you updated with recipes, theming ideas, hint and tips on our forktastic new blog! You will also receive regular e-newsletters and of course there is our forking fabulous team to chat to or email for any support advice.

Every dollar raised by you as a Longest Table host will go towards lifesaving cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation. Read more about the impact here on our news section where we have stories on how medical research has changes the lives of Australians.