Industry Updates

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. […]

12-Micron opens in Barangaroo

Mar 3, 2017 Industry Updates

By foodService Magazine. 230-seater restaurant, dessert kitchen and bar, 12-Micron has officially opened its doors at The Streets of Barangaroo. Reflecting its celebration of Australian produce, the venue takes its name ultra-fine, 12-micron wool fibre. Similarly, the nod to the Australian elements can be seen throughout, from the food to the drinks and interior. At […]

Rockpool Dining Group Announces 12-month Strategic Plan

Feb 28, 2017 Industry Updates

By Hospitality Magazine. Rockpool Dining Group has announced its official name change and the launch of its new corporate website, with CEO Thomas Pash outlining the group’s 12-month strategic plan. The group will continue to split focus equally across three dining tiers – premium, casual, and fast casual – in order to deliver consistency across […]