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Foodservice Australia 2021 will be jam-packed with a series of special events. The following exciting events will be taking place during the show.

National Restaurant Conference

28 June, 9am-4pm

The National Restaurant Conference gives you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts on how to improve your business. It is a full day of ideas, inspiration, and practical advice to enhance your menu, marketing, staffing and bottom line. Come along to stay up to date with new ideas and trends.

Conference tickets are $249pp including a sit-down two-course lunch and entry to Foodservice Australia or just $129pp for R&CA members before 1 June.

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The Sweet Spot

27-29 June, 10am-5pm

The latest trends in bakery and desserts will take centre stage at The Sweet Spot, right at the entrance to Foodservice Australia. Hosted by Nerida Conway this exciting demonstration stage will showcase chocolate, confectionery, gelato, and patisserie, with free hourly presentations aimed at bakers, pâtissiers, and chefs looking to sweeten up their menu.

Café School

27-29 June, 10am-5pm

Café, sandwich bar, takeaway and deli operators can learn how to make the most of the boom in the daytime dining and food-to-go sectors at the Café School.

This year the Café school will feature coffee masterclasses, café menu ideas, and the latest lunch and breakfast trends.

Visitors can also stay ahead of the flavour curve with free demonstrations and seminars to help cafés and takeaways expand their menu and boost their bottom line. You can hear the speakers and try out the new products.

Plant Base

27-29 June, 10am-5pm

The latest food trend taking over our social media feeds and plates is launching at Foodservice Australia in 2021. Plant Base is a dedicated feature aimed at businesses who want to promote animal-free and vegan dining alternatives. This exciting new pavilion has been created to meet industry and consumer demand for this growing market.

Chef of the Year

27-29 June, 10am-5pm

Who is Australia’s best professional chef?

The Chef of the Year competition sees chef compete against chef and the clock in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity.

The Chef of the Year competition gives chefs a chance to showcase their skills, promote their restaurants, network with fellow professionals, and win a share of $10,000 cash and prizes.

This annual competition attracts entries from professional chefs from around Australia. There is a strict set of criteria, and a team of culinary experts to judge the winner. It is the most highly regarded and competitive professional chef event in the country.

The competition will be held in 2021 at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne. If you want to be a part of this exciting event, entries close 5pm on 1 June 2021.

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Specialty Producers Pavilion

27-29 June, 10am-5pm

The Specialty Producers Pavilion is an exciting feature located within the Foodservice Australia exhibition. It showcases boutique food, drink, and ingredient suppliers from all over Australia.

If you are looking for new ideas for your restaurant, café, bakery, or shop, then make sure you come along to the show. You can taste all the new ideas and meet the producers behind the products.

Aged Care Catering Summit

29 June 2021, 9am-3:30pm

As an industry, Aged Care has a lot to think about: Covid-19, the Royal Commission, new standards, audits and more. The Aged Care Catering Summit will provide expert speakers to help you stay informed and to make good decisions. The demands and expectations of Australia’s booming aged care sector are evolving, and there are considerable changes in the way meals are prepared and served. At the Aged Care Catering Summit, the industry will reconnect, share stories, and learn from leaders.

With its vibrant speaker program and networking opportunities, this conference will be held as part of the Foodservice Australia trade show and is a high-profile event on the aged care hospitality calendar.

Tickets are $249 including a sit-down lunch and entry to Foodservice Australia.

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Chef Success Workshop

27 June 2021, 10am-2pm

The Chef Success Workshop is a brand-new program launching at the Foodservice Australia show next June.

It will be a half-day program run by chefs for chefs. Hosted by Venessa Barnes, this is the opportunity for young chefs to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from industry leaders.

Workshop tickets are $90pp including a sit-down two-course lunch and entry to Foodservice Australia. ($70 early-bird discount, valid until 27 May 2021).

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