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Fine Food Australia to showcase NSW food and beverages

With Fine Food Australia fast approaching, leading exhibitors and speakers are busy preparing for the industry’s biggest food trade show yet.

Strategic partner and major sponsor the NSW Government is supporting 18 NSW food and beverage manufactures to attend the event.

Outstanding NSW products

“From sustainable tea and native tonics to edible insects and cough serum from Bowral bees, we are supporting some of the country’s best food and beverage manufactures to showcase to the world the exceptional products manufactured right here in NSW,” says Investment NSW CEO Katie Knight.

“With our highly efficient manufacturing supply chains, world-class transportation and logistics, and export support programs on offer, it’s no surprise we have some of the county’s leading food and beverage producers manufacturing in our great state.”

With the show run alternately in Sydney and Melbourne each year, Fine Food Australia Event Manager Andrew Lawson said this year’s show at the ICC from 11-14 September was a great opportunity for NSW businesses. “We’re thrilled to have Investment NSW as a strategic partner supporting businesses on their journeys to capture new leads and make connection,” he said. “We’re also pleased to offer a jam-packed workshop program which will deliver invaluable insights.”

Flavours of NSW zone

Attracting thousands of trade visitors from a multitude of countries each year, the show will feature a ‘Flavours of NSW’ zone where some of the state’s emerging and premium food and beverage manufacturers will showcase their products to international and domestic buyers, distributors and investors.

In addition to a subsidy, businesses also attended a Trade Show Readiness and Marketing workshop which provided specialist export and exhibition advice. They will receive assistance from other NSW Government business support experts during and after the event.

NSW businesses in the zone include:

  • Billabong Jerky (Cootamundra Country Foods): Based in the Riverina, Cootamundra Country Foods is a specialist meat drying company producing its own quality jerky.
  • Cedar Creek Cider: Cedar Creek uses homegrown apples from their orchard in Thirlmere to produce a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders.
  • Circle Harvest: Circle Harvest is a world leader in edible insect farming techniques, developing edible insect products including cricket protein powder, corn chips and pasta.
  • Eggzi: Chef Mark Beattie launched Eggzi on the NSW Central Coast to supply free-range pasteurised egg products to the hospitality industry nationally.
  • Finders Distillery: Finders is an artisan distillery in St Leonards, with a range of gin, vodka and liqueurs.
  • Karu Distillery: A startup from the Hawkesbury creating traditionally made spirits for the modern pallet, and recognised globally with two World’s Best trophies in five years.
  • Long Track Pantry: Established in 2006 in the village of Jugiong, the Long Track Pantry has a production facility to produce and bottle high quality jams, preserves and dressings.
  • Ozganics Australia: Tweed Heads business Ozganics Australia create delicious, organic sauces and dressings to suit every meal while catering to various food intolerances.
  • Spiralz Fermented Foods: The Central Coast-based business produces a premium range of pure, raw fermented foods and beverages that are NASAA certified organic.
  • Sweet Pea & Poppy: Sweet Pea and Poppy produces a collection of handmade artisan chocolates on site at its Murrumbateman location.
  • Teascapes Australia: A Sustainable B Corp, ACO Organic Loose Leaf Tea and Opulent Pyramid Tea Bag business makes traditional, caffeine free and iced tea flavours.
  • The Apple Thief: For more than a decade The Apple Thief has been hand crafting high quality gluten-free and vegan alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders from its Batlow orchard.
  • The Green Lion: Based in Marrickville, The Green Lion has been producing a range of vegan ready meals, sauces and desserts since 2016.
  • The Honey Thief: This Bowral beekeeping business produces a range of immunity boosting and flavoured honey products.
  • The KIND Coffee Co.: This South Murwillumbah company manufactures premium cold brew coffee, and is Australia’s “first” manufacturer of shelf-stable, milk-based canned coffee drinks.
  • The Unexpected Guest (Wambool Dreaming): This Indigenous-owned company in South West Sydney, specialises in Australian Certified Organic health bars and muesli.
  • Trang Hue: This Orange-based business specialises in traditional Vietnamese marinades, sauces, pork crackling and beef jerky.
  • Ziggy’s Wildfoods: Elevating hand-foraged wild and native ingredients, Bellingen’s Ziggy’s Wildfoods produces one-of-a-kind Australian fermented condiments and beverages.

Workshops not to be missed

  • Concept to Consumer Masterclass: This first face-to-face masterclass presented by Straight To The Source and food scientist Dr Belinda Chapman from Quantal Bioscience, will unravel the mysteries of food science and share the secrets behind creating exceptional food products.
  • AFAB’s State of Play Report Launch Breakfast: The future of Australia’s foodservice industry will be discussed, and findings will be revealed by AFAB’s Wes Lambert at this breakfast which examines issues such as agriculture, sustainability, technology and supply chains.
  • Foodie Coaches Profit Workshops: Unleash Your Business Potential: Aimed at businesses looking to take profits to the next level, this workshop will focus on reducing food and labour costs, boosting productivity, maximising profit margins, and driving customer spending. Foodie Coaches will share powerful models and profit systems used with venue owners in their Elite Mastermind program.
  • FSAA Foodservice Today & Tomorrow Conference: Co-hosted with Fine Food Australia, listen to crucial conversations on sustainability and innovation. Economics expert David Koch will also share his views on the future of the Australian and global economy.

For more information, visit finefoodaustralia.com.au. To register visit here.
For details about the Flavours of NSW zone visit investment.nsw.gov.au/priority- sectors/agrifood/fine-food-australia.

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