foodService Editor’s Guide, Part One: Program Highlights

Aug 24, 2016

On Monday 12 September, the southern hemisphere’s largest trade exhibition for the foodservice and hospitality industries returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

An extensive line-up of features will return to this year’s show covering masterclasses, live demonstrations, and industry-supported competitions.

There will also be new initiatives on the 2016 roster including the tastings and seminars in Roaster’s Lane, which is sure to be a hit with coffee and tea lovers. As is the Devondale Cafe Stage where the World Tea Brewing Competition is being held.

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 are all the program highlights of the four-day event.

Enjoy Fine Food Australia 2016 and happy reading!

Anita Connors
Editor, foodService
anitaconnors@yaffa.com.aucomments and questions welcomed

Daily Highlights

Australian Culinary Challenge

Monday September 12
Australian Culinary Challenge

See teams of top chefs cross knives in a live kitchen. $20,000 worth of cash and prizes are up for grabs across the four-day event with challenges including the Fonterra Foodservice Battle and ACF Most Outstanding Chef.
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MYOB Talking Food Stage

Tuesday September 13
MYOB Talking Food Stage

The afternoon MYOB session will see Eugene Lee, of the Restaurant & Catering Industry Association, host Business efficiency through technology, and offer practical information about utilising new technology in your business. Immediately after is Building a better wine list with David Messum of Born & Raised Wines.

View the timetable.

Women in Foodservice Charity Event

Wednesday September 14
Women in Foodservice Charity Event – 10:30am – 12:30pm

This special and now integral event on the Fine Food Australia schedule will see all profits donated to:

  • Daylesford Primary School Kitchen Garden Program, which provides students the opportunity to grow their own produce and learn the fundamentals of healthy eating
  • Dress for Success Sydney, that aims to help women achieve economic independence by providing professional clothing, a support network and various tools for self-sufficiency.

Book Tickets.

MYOB Talking Food Stage

Thursday September 15
MYOB Talking Food Stage

Those looking to be more environmentally aware should head to Food (waste) for thought with RMIT University’s Dianne McGrath where she will reveal her tips for reducing waste and profit loss.

View the timetable.

Other Highlights

MYOB Talking Food Stage

MYOB Talking Food Stage

Throughout the trade exhibition, the MYOB Talking Food Stage will highlight issues, processes and advice pertinent to visitors and exhibitors alike. At 2pm on Monday, How to increase your online social profile will raise the role social networks can play in growing a business and how best to utilise them.

View the timetable.

Tea

World Tea Championship

Held over both Monday and Tuesday, the Australian National Competition for the World Tea Championship will see devoted tea aficionados battle it out over brew parameters, leaf knowledge, service professionalism and the quality of their cup. The winner will go on to represent Australia at events around the world.

View the timetable.

Challenge

Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award

Also held over two days is the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Awards. What a thrill it is to see the finalist teams cook-off on the show floor for the live national final.

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Pie Comp

The Official Great Aussie Pie & Sausage Roll Competition

The much-loved  Aussie Pie & Sausage Roll Competition is back for its 27th year. The competition will see baked creations judged across ten categories across the four days of exhibition.

Read more.

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