5-8 Sep 2022
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Speaker Profile

Tawnya Bahr

Straight To The Source

From farm to farmers’ markets, judging panels to the boardroom, Tawnya Bahr is driven by her passion and enthusiasm for supporting a sustainable model within agriculture, artisan food production and the hospitality industry.

With over 25 years of experience, Tawnya champions a thriving Australian food industry. Using her platform to inform and offer continued support to local producers and the hospitality community via professional consultancy, commercial procurement, mentoring, education, and network development opportunities.

Tawnya has an impressive resume as a trained chef, business leader, Industry Advisor to The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Mentor for Women in Hospitality, food innovation advisor and committee member for the Australian Culinary Federation, making her one of the leading food consultants in Australia.

Well known as a farmers market advocate connecting Sydneysiders with seasonal ingredients and local producers through her inspiring market tours for the past 16 years, Tawnya is also the co-owner of Sydney based Straight To The Source. Founded ten years ago Straight to the Source offers a pioneering professional development program of educational regional food tours that bring together front of house teams and chefs with the very best primary, artisanal and large-scale food and beverage producers that Australia has to offer.

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