Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Fine Food Australia to return in September

With eight weeks to go, registration for Fine Food Australia is now open.

The food industry expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over four days, 5-8 September.

More than 650 Australian and international exhibitors representing the food industry, including foodservice, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution, manufacturing and more, will exhibit the latest products, technology and services. The B2B event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with the latest industry news, trends and more.

Fine Food Australia is the only industry expo supported by all key industry associations including Austrade, Australian Culinary Federation, Australian Food Service Advocacy Body (AFAB), Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL), Food Service Suppliers Association of Australia (FSAA), National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers (NAFES) and the Restaurant & Catering Association.

“We are thrilled to be back in Melbourne for 2022 hosting the ultimate food trade event, to inspire, educate and unite this incredible industry, which is the backbone of our culture and communities,” says Product and Event Manager Andrew Lawson.

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

This year the Melbourne show will include some traditional highlights and new additions to the program including:

Talking Shop
Promoted as a “must” for business owners keen to meet like-minded peers, Talking Shop sponsored by MILKLAB features fellow entrepreneurs, industry leaders and market influencers discussing real-life examples and offering practical solutions to the issues the food industry currently faces.

Talking Trends
Returning for 2022, Talking Trends, sponsored by BioPak and powered by Food Industry Foresight, features a panel of guest speakers who will share a wealth of industry knowledge and conduct important discussions when it comes to the future of food.

The Source Kitchen
Hosted by food and beverage consultancy, Straight To The Source, and brand new to the show this year, sessions feature insights on Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators, as well as the year’s must-see food demonstrations.

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. This year will feature the National Apprentice Competition, ACF Most Outstanding Chef, National Secondary Schools Challenge, plus the chance to get involved in a yum cha challenge.

Innovation in Patisserie
With “leading” pastry chefs conducting masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more, the Innovation in the Patisserie Stage sponsored by Mayers, and featuring Vanrooy Equipment, is not to be missed by anyone wanting to learn about new techniques.

The Social
Said to be designed especially for visitors and exhibitors to relax and mingle in the middle of the busy show floor, The Social, sponsored by Oil2U is a new dedicated space devoted to networking.

Innovation Awards 2022
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
Paying homage to our “much-loved icon” – the humble pie – categories in this “hotly contested” event include plain meat pie (plain, chunky and plain/chunky combo), gourmet pie, red meat, poultry, game, vegetarian, seafood, gluten free, apple, brekkie pie and gourmet sausage roll.

Artisan Bakery
Visit the Artisan Bakery stage and learn about the very best in bakery equipment and skills, featuring Vanrooy Equipment.

Bake Skills
Bake Skills Australia is set to host two competitions in 2022: the Bake Skills Australia National Pastry Chef Championships and The Bake Skills Australia National Baking Championships.

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.

For more information about Fine Food Australia, visit finefoodaustralia.com.au and register to attend here.

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