Foodservice Australia – now expanded to two halls – will feature an exciting new section just for bakers and patissiers when it runs in Sydney this May.
The new Bakery Zone will make it easier for bakers and patissiers to find the ingredients, equipment and suppliers needed to keep up with demanding customers, event director Tim Collett said, acknowledging special industry events is bringing more and more bakers to the show every year.
The Savour Patissier of the Year is a new national competition attracting the cream of pastry professionals. There are four categories: tarts, macarons, éclairs and entremets, $10,000 cash up for grabs, along with a trip to Hong Kong for three days’ training with Marike van Beurden courtesy of Ravifruit.
Organised by Australia’s queen of pastry, Kirsten Tibballs, the competition has attracted judges from Australia and around the world, including the World Chocolate Masters 2007 ‘best chocolates in the world’ winner Paul Kennedy, Pastry World Cup 2011 winner Jordi Bardas (Spain), Best Pastry Hope 2014 (Relais Desserts) Julien Alvarez (France), and Parisian éclair legend Christophe Adam.
Australia’s Best Pie and Pastie Competition will also return to the show with hundreds of entries expected from bakeries around the nation. Organised by the Baking Association of Australia it enjoys a high profile among industry professionals and consumers, and allows visitors to watch the live judging at the show, and get tips from the professionals.
Understanding today’s bakeries sell a lot more than bread and cakes, Café School will also pop-up, hosting free practical workshops on coffee, sandwiches, pizza and food-to-go.
The exhibitor line-up already includes Goodman Fielder, Unilever, Cerebos, Peerless, W&P Reedy, Mackies, Ready Bake, Mission Foods, Tasmanian Bakeries, Dalya Australia, Callebaut, Ravifruit, Unox Australia, Confoil and Kwik Lok, among many more.
For more information on visiting or exhibiting visit the website at www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au. Foodservice Australia will be held from May 22-24 at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney.