The only major tradeshow for the food and hospitality industry scheduled for Melbourne this year is approaching, promising to be bigger and busier than ever.
With the goal of inspiring and connecting food professionals, event director Tim Collett said the show is moving with the times to offer an entertaining and valuable experience for time-poor hospitality operators.
“In just a few hours visitors can see all their suppliers, discover new products, learn a few new tricks and take these all back to their own business,” he said.
“New this year is Gluten-Free World, which offers solutions to service this important and growing market segment. Coeliac Victoria and industry expert Sue Shepherd will be available to answer questions and help chefs with menu options. Plus you can sample products from leading suppliers.”
Also coming to Melbourne for the first time will be Café School. This popular feature was launched in Sydney last year and offers visitors from the lunch, café and convenience sectors the chance to discover profitable new ideas. Practical sessions include sandwich building, hardcore hamburgers, juicing tips, coffee classes and quick-service menu design.
“And, if you’re a baker with a penchant for producing perfect pie and pasties, you you need to be a part of Australia’s Best Pie or Australia’s Best Pastie Competition,” Tim said.
“With entries coming from all around Australia this competition is one of the highlights of the Foodservice Australia show. You can watch the judging take place each day – as well as demonstrations and tips on making great pies and pasties.”
To help exhibitors and visitors stay in contact after the show organisers are introducing a new scanning system that automates much of the process. At the end of the show it sends an ‘electronic showbag’ to every visitor with information on the stand they visited.
Foodservice Australia 2015 is being held from May 31-June 2, at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. For more information visit www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au.