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Welcome to du Fermier, a wonderful French farmhouse style kitchen created by chef Annie Smithers.

Located in the heart of Trentham, one of the gems of the cool country, du Fermier takes its inspiration from classic french farmhouse cooking. Comfortable, honest food that is augmented by the daily bake, preserves and even some carefully sourced farm, garden and kitchen tools to take home.

Breakfast: Saturday – Sunday. 9-11.30
Lunch: Saturday – Sunday. 12-3
Dinner: Friday & Saturday. 6-9
PLEASE NOTE: we will not be open for breakfast this Sunday 5 October.  
42 High Street Trentham
ANNIE SMITHERS CHRISTMAS AUCTION                                              HIGHEST BID TO DATE = $4000
ANNIE SMITHERS in your kitchen, on Christmas Day, all the trimmings, for twenty members of your family. CHRISTMAS – SORTED!
Six weeks of bidding and your twelve days of Christmas stress is gone – Annie in your kitchen will mean all you have to do is join the lords a leaping and settle in for a day of gastronomic celebration.
Renowned chef, cook, gardener, food extraordinaire Annie Smithers will leave her kitchen at du Fermier in Trentham – just for Christmas Day and is offering herself and her culinary talents to the highest bidder – all for a cause that is close to Annie’s heart.
Annie’s father was one of the 80,000 people to suffer from Parkinson’s disease in Australia. He passed two years ago this Christmas and Annie would like to celebrate his life by offering her love of food to make another families Christmas stress free and an event to remember.
Annie will arrive in your kitchen with everything to make your Christmas Day something to remember. She will cater for up to 20 guests and all food and appropriate staff will be provided.
All profits from the highest bidder will go to the Florey Institute, in memory of Annie’s beloved Dad to help further brain and neurological research and their essential work on neuroscience and brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Annie will travel anywhere – so dig deep for an amazing gift at Christmas and support this essential research.
Bidding has started the last bid at 11.59pm on Friday 21 November. The highest bid win’s Annie Smithers for Christmas.


Winner will be contacted via email and phone – winner will be announced and published on 25 November on the du Fermier website.
For more information or assistance if you are having trouble downloading the bidding form please contact Simone on 0421 458 891 or