Sydney embraces the return of Fine Food Australia
Making its home amongst the memories of champions at Olympic Park, Fine Food Australia returned to Sydney for its 31st year and an Olympic sized celebration of the foodservice industry.
Welcoming thousands of visitors through the doors every day, the four-day event held at the Sydney Showground cemented its reputation as the most relevant and practical event for the industry. With queues of visitors waiting for the doors to open each day, the show floor was a place of business, learning and innovation over the course of the event.
Event Director Minnie Constan says, “We love bringing Fine Food Australia to Sydney, and 2015 has seen the show welcomed back with great enthusiasm. Sydney Olympic Park is a fitting home for what we like to consider the Olympics of foodservice events, and our visitor numbers this year are testament to the ongoing relevance of this show for the industry. As always, we’ve seen solid business taking place on the show floor and relationships have been formed and strengthened. Given our new location this year, the feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike has been incredibly positive.”
“The presence of regional and international exhibitors continued to grow this year, and exhibitors in the health food sector also increased, as did exhibitors with a sustainability focus to their business. This is a great reflection of the continued trends in these areas, and Fine Food Australia strives to remain at the forefront of bringing such trends to the industry in a useable and useful format.”
Highlights of the 2015 event include several new aspects such as the finals of Nestle Golden Chefs Hat, and the Fonterra Foodservice Battle of the Pacific, plus much loved show favourites The Official Great Aussie Pie Comp, Pizza Revolution’s pizza acrobatics, and the Women in Foodservice Charity Event. Innovation in products and equipment was also order of the day, and more new products than ever were entered into this year’s Best New Product Awards.
Fine Food Australia is the country’s largest and most relevant food and hospitality event, showcasing everything from specialty and bulk foods, beverages, cooking and hospitality equipment and machinery, to bakery products, coffee and emerging food trends. The business benefits of attending include one on one sessions with industry leaders, educational master classes, demonstrations, and competitions throughout, as well as the opportunity to build relationships, drive business, and be inspired about the industry.
2016 will see Fine Food Australia return to Melbourne next September, and plans are already underway.