Industry Updates

NAFES CFSP Accreditation Course SOLD OUT in 2017 and 2018

Aug 28, 2018 Industry Updates

With the Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP) program being a sell out in both 2017 and 2018, National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers (NAFES) is now helping the program expand in global reach.

Industry Giants Team up to Save Produce

Jul 30, 2018 Industry Updates

Written by Foodservice Magazine. Food services, catering and facilities management company, Sodexo Australia, and food wholesale platform, Yume, have announced a new partnership aimed at saving tonnes of quality, surplus food. Fueled by Sodexo’s ‘Better Tomorrow 2025’ corporate responsibility commitment, the initiative will see food and produce bought through Yume and used at Sodexo sites […]

Let’s talk Melbourne food trends

Jan 25, 2018 Industry Updates

Often regarded as Australia’s gourmet capital, Melbourne’s food scene is packed with outstanding talent. Chefs, growers, sellers and innovative foodservice owners create a diverse and sophisticated culture, which sets the tone around the country. Fine Food Australia is heading back to Melbourne in 2018, and to kick it all off, we’re sharing our top five […]

The Rise of Consumer Demand for Natural and Organic

Jul 5, 2017 Industry Updates

Consumer demand for natural foods only continues to grow, with Australia’s organic industry currently worth $919 million with predictions it could be worth $1.2 billion by 2022*. Hundreds of new products in the health / natural space debut each in an attempt not only sate the appetite of hungry, health conscious foodies, but to capitalise on it.

The Hemp Food Industry

Jun 28, 2017 Industry Updates

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)’s decision earlier this year to permit the sale of low-THC hemp seed products as a food, has been welcomed by Australia’s largest grower of hemp, Hemp Foods Australia.

Entries Open for the Ōra King Awards

Jun 15, 2017 Industry Updates

Entries are now open for the fifth Ōra King Awards, with participating chefs from around Australia competing for their chance to win a culinary trip to Japan.

Nescafé Goes Organic

Jun 12, 2017 Industry Updates

Aussies can now get their morning caffeine hit in organic form, following the launch of Nescafé Gold Organic.

Aussie Invention Caffe Assist is Designed to Produce Perfect Milk for Espresso Coffee

Apr 18, 2017 Industry Updates

Written by OpenHouse Magazine. In what might be yet another nail in the coffin for baristas, Caffe Assist is designed to produce perfectly stretched milk, coffee after coffee, with no exceptions. Launched last month, the patented steam technology brings milk to its “nirvana”- the place where milk reveals its full sweetness – for every cup […]

Queensland’s Burger Urge expands into NSW

Apr 3, 2017 Industry Updates

Written by foodservice Magazine. Proof that Australian’s love for burgers is not subsiding, Brisbane-based burger chain Burger Urge has announced the opening of its first store outside Queensland. Setting up shop in Glendale, near Newcastle, the new burger joint helps to expand the Burger Urge brand from being a Queensland-only based franchise to a national […]

Minimum Wage Rise Expected to Cost Jobs

Mar 31, 2017 Industry Updates

Written by Hospitality Magazine. Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has urged the Fair Work Commission to exercise restraint in its submission to the 2016-17 Annual Wage Review. R&CA has argued that, in light of Australia’s current economic conditions, last year’s 2.4 percent increase in the minimum wage is sufficient for both this and last year’s Review. […]

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