Fine Food Australia 2016, taking over the Melbourne Convention Centre on September 12-15, will have the biggest show footprint in the event’s history, with an abundance of new exhibitors and features.
The Roaster’s Alley, dedicated to tea and coffee, will cover all aspects of leaf and bean from tea masterclasses to coffee tastings and expert seminars discussing trends and industry predictions.
Bulla Pastry Stage will feature presentations from acclaimed pastry chefs, covering consumer eating trends impacting the whole industry and likely to resonate with most in foodservice. Liz Bawden of Bakes Eleven is among chefs who will present sessions on subjects including naked cakes, catering for gluten-free and vegan consumers, and harnessing the growing matcha trend.
The line-up of experts and sessions for the 2016 Talking Food stage already includes Bruce Keebaugh, owner of The Big Group, who will be covering catering; Sharon Flynn, owner of The Fermentary, talking about fermentation and food as medicine; Laura Neville, owner of The Wandering Chef, and Saxon Joye from Longfresh, addressing high-pressure processing; and Ken Burgin, CEO of Profitable Hospitality, with insights on how to attract and retain the right staff.
When: September 12-15.
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Registration: Register free online: www.finefoodaustralia.com.au before September 9.