Resilient Market Comes Together

Queensland’s largest event for the foodservice and hospitality industry, Fine Food Queensland, returns to Brisbane on March 11-13, 2012.

The 2012 Fine Food Show will demonstrate the resilience and success of Queensland businesses across the food, beverage, catering and hospitality industries.

Exhibition manager Minnie Constan said she is “thrilled” that the Queensland and greater Australian food community has responded so quickly and positively to the 2012 show.

“2011 has certainly been a difficult year for many of our exhibitors, but the response to the show has already exceeded our expectations. Fine Food Queensland is designed to bring the industry together and in 2012 especially, will provide important business leads for all involved,” Minnie said.

The Queensland Baking Show, run by Baking Associations of Australia (BAA) Queensland, will offer more than 20 classes with a variety of bread, pie and cake sections. There will be the Most Successful Trades Exhibitor and the Most Successful Apprentice Exhibitor award, with a cash prize of $500 to be awarded for both categories. Participants will be awarded points on the amount of entries in each class and then points for first, second and third placings. Entry Forms are now available online at www.baaqld.com.au.

Exhibitors at Fine Food Queensland include a strong and diverse group of local, national and international businesses committed to taking part. Included are Yummy Snack Foods, Toby’s Estate Coffee, Unilever, Fonterra Brands, local artisan traders Le Petit Gourmet Trading and many more.

Baking industry buyers will be able to discover new food and beverage products, see state-of-the-art equipment, gain insight into national and international trends and learn practical new skills and techniques in a highly dynamic environment.

The Queensland regional producers zone has been introduced this year, where visitors will find the latest local produce from a selection of Queensland purveyors of quality and artisan foods. Areas for attendees to explore include ‘Bakery World’ with a full range of bakery equipment and ingredients, as well as ‘Packaging World’, ‘Meat & Seafood World’ and ‘Drinks World’.

The series of free business seminars also on offer at the show have been designed to provide practical advice to industry members – in particular small foodservice businesses and catering operations – on important and pertinent industry issues. Seminars span the three show days and include topics such as how to attract customers during tough times, cutting costs, smart recruiting to attract and retain the best staff and profit tactics for the year ahead.


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