As the country’s largest food and hospitality event, Fine Food Australia brings the best of the industry together in one place, providing unmatched opportunity to network and do business.
Taking over the Melbourne Convention Centre from September 12-15, Fine Food Australia 2016 will have the biggest show footprint to date, with a veritable smörgåsbord of products, demonstrations and competitions to whet the appetites of visitors and exhibitors alike.
Performance will be a key feature of the show. From the excitement of the Great Official Aussie Pie Competition to the nail-biting action at Bake Skills live, the best of the industry will come together to battle it out for the industry’s most coveted titles once again.
Sure to brew excitement, the new Roaster’s Alley will be a must-attend zone for those with customers who love a good cuppa. Dedicated to tea and coffee, the Roaster’s Alley will cover all aspects of leaf and bean from tea masterclasses to coffee tastings, and expert seminars discussing trends and industry predictions.
Meanwhile, the Bulla Pastry Stage will see a host of acclaimed pastry chefs offering a series of presentations too good to refuse. Covering consumer eating trends that are impacting the whole industry and likely to resonate with most in foodservice, Liz Bawden of the Bakes Eleven is just one of the chefs who will present sessions ranging from naked cakes, catering for gluten-free and vegan consumers, and even harnessing the growing matcha trend.
The lineup of experts and sessions for the 2016 Talking Food stage already includes The Fermentary owner Sharon Flynn talking about fermentation and food as medicine, and The Wandering Chef owner Laura Neville. Baking Business will also be back for a series of panels featuring the industry’s top bakers and pastry chefs discussing trends, techniques and consumer engagement. A full timetable will also be announced shortly.
Also honouring some of the hardest working people in the industry, the annual Women in Foodservice Charity Event will take place on Wednesday 14th September, marking the third year of what has become a must-attend breakout event and networking opportunity.
Fine Food Australia 2016 is a non-negotiable date on the calendar for anyone in the country’s foodservice industry.