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Fine Food Australia registration now open

Fine Food Australia is returning to Sydney this year, with registration now open.

Promoted as the nation’s only established trade show dedicated to all things food, Fine Food Australia, supported by platinum sponsor MILKLAB, will be held at Sydney’s ICC over four days (11-14 September). The event is once again set to be a “world of active discovery” for businesses in the industry with visitors this year encouraged to “unlock their senses”.

More than 850 Australian and international exhibitors representing the food industry, including foodservice, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution and manufacturing will exhibit the latest products, technology and services. Held over two levels at ICC, the event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with latest industry news, trends and more.

Supported by Investment NSW as a strategic partner, Fine Food Australia 2023 is said to be the only industry expo supported by the key government and industry associations including Austrade, Australian Culinary Federation, Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body, Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia and National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers.

“We’re thrilled to be back in Sydney for 2023 hosting the ultimate food trade event, to inspire, educate and unite this incredible industry, which is the backbone of our culture and communities,” says Event Manager Andrew Lawson.

“Fine Food Australia is an unparalleled vehicle for uniting the industry the event is an opportunity to reignite business conversations, innovation, and face-to-face connections with quality Australian decision-makers.

“We have long been a proud supporter of the food industry showcasing the latest our partners have to offer, while also providing education and insight from industry leaders through activations and presentations. Whether you have a well-established business or are a start-up, we look forward to bringing the industry together over four fantastic action-packed days.”

Highlights and new additions

This year, the Sydney show will include traditional highlights and new additions including:

Talking Tech
New for 2023, Talking Tech, sponsored by Square Australia, will delve deep into the influence, opportunities, and advancements in the world of technology. Key insights will be shared from leading experts that will help make life easier for foodservice and hospitality businesses and staff.

The Source Kitchen
Hosted by leading food and beverage consultancy, Straight To The Source, and sponsored by Investment NSW, The Source Kitchen sessions feature insights on Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators, as well as must-see food demonstrations.

Talking Trends
Returning for 2023, Talking Trends, powered by Food Industry Foresight, features a mix of guest speakers who will share a wealth of industry knowledge and conduct important discussions when it comes to the future of food.

ACF Culinary Challenge
This competition attracts chefs, trainees, and apprentices annually from around Australia. Watch these “foodie masters” showcase their skills as they compete against the clock and each other in individual and team categories.

Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat
Join Australia’s “longest-running” culinary competition, dedicated to helping junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills and broaden their culinary horizons.

Mayers Innovation in Patisserie
With leading pastry chefs conducting masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more, the Innovation in the Patisserie Stage presented by Vanrooy Machinery in collaboration with Mayers, will showcase a wide range of high-end patisserie equipment and feature exciting demonstrations from some of Australia’s best bakers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs.

Innovation Awards 2023
Celebrating excellence in the food industry, the “ever-popular” annual Innovation Awards will return to Fine Food once more.

New Product Showcase
See the latest products, equipment and ideas to hit the market within the last 24 months.

The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
Now in its 34th year, this industry-endorsed competition provides an opportunity for bakers, pastry cooks, chefs, butchers, apprentices, and more to compete for the “sought-after” titles of Australia’s Official Greatest Meat Pie; Australia’s Official Greatest Gourmet Pie; Australia’s Official Greatest Plain Sausage Roll; and Australia’s Official Greatest Gourmet Sausage Roll.

Bake Skills
Showcasing the talents of our younger generation of bakers and pastry chefs, visit the Bake Skills Australia National Pastry Chef Championships (11 and 12 September) and The Bake Skills Australia National Baking Championships (13 and 14 September). Bake Skills Australia will also hold a number of daily demonstrations and samplings at their stand with a great lineup of pastry chefs.

FSAA Foodservice Today & Tomorrow Conference
Delve into current issues and pressing topics, guided by eminent thought leaders and industry experts. Engage in crucial conversations on sustainability, and innovation and listen and connect with David Koch as he shares his views on the future of the Australian and global economy.

FSAA National Awards of Excellence
Held on 12 September, guests at the awards will have a chance to reconnect with industry leaders and celebrate those who have achieved professional excellence.

To register for Fine Food Australia 2023, visit here.

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