foodService Editor’s Guide, Part Two: Must-See Exhibitors
Written by Anita Connors, foodService Editor
On Monday 12 September, the southern hemisphere’s largest trade exhibition for the foodservice and hospitality industries returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year’s Fine Food Australia promises to be the biggest one yet, with over 1,000 exhibitors from across the country and abroad involved. An extensive line-up also includes masterclasses, live demonstrations, and industry-supported competitions.
Clearly, this is a vibrant and eclectic program, further cementing Fine Food Australia as the must-attend event for the industry. Make the most out of your visit with the foodService Editor’s Guide To Find Food Australia 2016. Below is my list of the top pick of exhibitors.
Enjoy Fine Food Australia 2016 and happy reading!
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BioPak provide practical solutions for sustainability questions. As a company that offsets all carbon emissions associated with the production, transport and distribution of their products, the company offer plant-based packaging to replace packaging made from non-renewable fossil-based resources.
Bulla Family Dairy
Sweet-toothed foodies will enjoy a visit to the Bulla Family Dairy stand. This year, the premium sponsor of Fine Food Australia has teamed up with pastry chef and master chocolatier, Kirsten Tibballs, to showcase the versatility of Bulla cream through demonstrations and tasters.
A visit to the Chef Works stand is a must for any restaurant or café-owner looking to update or create a team uniform. The global culinary apparel brand has the widest range of hospitality uniforms in Australia. Their portfolio includes over 500 different aprons and has also recently expanded to include their Urban Collection. Their selection of styles and fabrics allows allows you to create a uniform that is individual and personal to you.
Tastings, demonstrations and more! Creative Ingredients will offer gelato, soft serve and bread tastings to complement their gelato and bread baking presentations. Attendees will also see in use and on display their gelato, pastry, and soft serve machines, as well as their blast freezer and gelato cabinets.
DC Specialty Coffee Roasters
One for lovers of a good brew. Specialty Coffee Roasters stall features blends by The Duke, Bside, Monsoon, alongside their Fairtrade retail coffees, All City, Northside and District. And while you sample the coffee, speak to their roasters and sales team about tailored coffee solutions.
If you’re looking to modernise your frozen treat range, head to the Majors Group stall. The company will showcase their latest ice-cream and gelato equipment, as well as a range of other products. And together with Carpigiani Gelato University, Majors Group will be demonstrating how gelato is made and its versatility.
On display will be innovative food and beverage products from around the world, such as Britain’s Water In A Box and Italy’s Groksi, baked cheese chips. Also get amongst the Mediterranean far
The family owned and run business specialises in quality Australian ducks. ‘The Sassy Chef’ Taafe will be on hand to demonstrate the versatility of duck through cooking tips and recipes, as well as answering any questions.
Sandhurst Fine Foods
The 28-year-old company will showcase their latest solutions for challenges experienced by the retail and foodservice sectors. They include ready-to-use quinoa and quinoa meals, as well a selection of colourful, healthy and fresh salads. Sandhurst Fine Foods will also offer samples and give away packets from their Quinoa & Co range.
For those wanting to spruce up their serving ware, Triple A has a new portfolio of stoneware and bone china, as well as a wide range of porcelain tableware.
Well & Good Foodservice
There will be new concepts in gluten and dairy-free baking on display. From ready-made rolls, baguettes and ciabatta to concentrate mixes, these are products designed especially for hotels, cafes, and restaurants.
View the full Exhibitor List.