Launching in May, the inaugural Aged Care Catering summit will focus on the evolving sector of aged care in Australia, and how the foodservice industry can best provide nutritious and cost-effective food.
Aimed at general managers, catering managers, chefs, facility managers, nutritionists, commercial caterers, consultants, suppliers and all those working in inaugural aged care hospitality, the summit will take place alongside the Foodservice Australia trade show on May 29.
Foodservice Australia event director Tim Collett said the baby boomers entering aged care in all its forms are largely educated and sophisticated.
“Many are avid diners and connoisseurs who will not tolerate a foodservice that is seen as institutional,” he said.
“At this unique event you’ll hear from leaders in the industry on innovation, trends, nutrition and how to stay ahead of this changing demographic.”
Attendees will hear from aged care experts who will cover various topics, including central kitchens versus cook fresh, the changing face of the dining room, onsite cafés, nutrition, trends and innovation in equipment and technology.
Industry leaders hitting the stage include Maggie Beer Foundation CEO Lynn James, The Lantern Project founder Cherie Hugo, Nutrition Professionals Australia director Anne Schneyder, and Hammond Care executive chef Peter Morgan-Jones.
Registration and more information is available at the Foodservice Australia website.