Timetable

Food service, agribusinesses and food manufacturers are invited to attend the Food Waste Forum at this year’s Fine Foods 2018 event. Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) have been provided the opportunity by the Coalition Government to develop an implementation plan for the National Food Waste Strategy. To celebrate Australia's initiative to support a collective action towards halving Australia’s food waste by 2030, FIAL will be inviting industry representatives and case studies to discuss all things food waste!

This will be the third year the WTBC (World Tea Brewers Championship) takes center stage at Fine Food Australia, where the best tea-ristas will come together and compete over 2 days to vie for the 2018 Australian WTBC Championship. The winner will also represent Australia at the China WTBC being held at the largest food exhibition in the world ‘SIAL Shanghai’ in May 2019 (flight & accommodation provided).

Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

His masterpieces are too beautiful to touch... almost! Discover the world of International Belcolade Master Chocolatier and chocolate artist Stephane Leroux as he demonstrates what can really be done with chocolate.


Watch on as teams from Western Australia & William Angliss cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


The winners of Most Outstanding Chef, Most Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Most Outstanding Apprentice/Trainee will be decided. Take a look at the line up of judges on the panel.


The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award is Australia's longest running culinary competition for young chefs. The competition provides a crucial platform for the chefs of tomorrow to showcase their skills of today. It's an experience like no other that offers the opportunity to connect and learn with a national network of inspirational professionals, with the chance to compete for an unforgettable international prize trip.

Team's competing today include:

- Australian Capital Territory; Felicia Mardo & Nicole Samson
- New South Wales Regional; Liam Gray & George Mirosevich
- New South Wales Metro; Billy Fox & Matt Wills
- Northern Territory; Jarrod Everett & Connor Hakes
- Queensland Metro: Eve Sheraton & Sammuel Lee


A social entrepreneur with the simple belief that food is too valuable to waste. Having always been linked to food from family moments in the kitchen to managing the largest entertainment complex during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Maxime is now on a mission to reduce food waste with Winnow.


Join Belgium award winning chocolatier and Chocolate World demonstrator Jitsk Heyninck as he showcases a new generation of world class chocolate flavours. Owner of the famous Jitsk Chocolates in Antwerp, prepare to be amazed by Jitsk’s flavour combinations and skill. If that’s not enough chocolate for you, you will be able to catch Jitsk on Vanrooy booth HO34 for daily demonstrations.


Petey Pie officially opens the EOI Live Bakery on behalf of Fine Food Australia. Grab a photo with Petey Pie and take a spin of the EOI lucky wheel, as the ringmaster invites bakery owners up for a chance to win a special prize!

Australia's aged care sector is booming and it's more important than ever to know how the industry is changing. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the latest changes to take place within the aged care industry, trends happening in the sector and the concept of dining with dignity.


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

A unique eating out experience does not only include the food served with signature dishes and ingredients, but the whole look and feel of the outlet, the friendliness and professionalism of front-of-house staff, coffee served, hot & cold drinks menu and liquor options.


Prepare to be enthralled by British born pastry chef Darren Purchese as he recreates his twist on a delectable Peach Melba as seen on Masterchef. Darren will also be demonstrating his talent with sugary treats, creating some mouth-watering peanut butter cookies like you have never tasted before. Hot off the heals of his highly successful book Chefs Eat Toasties Too, Darren’s new book Chefs Host Christmas Too will leave you feeling inspired and will be available for pre order on Vanrooy booth HO34 after the demonstration. You will also might find some of his Peanut Butter Cookies there if you are fast enough.


Explore the story behind Tasmania's quality artisan produce and the new and emerging products to look out for. The idea is to explore the story from three different perspectives; local, national, and international.

From the local perspective - A Tasmanian chef / restaurateur actively sourcing seasonal, local produce that is a key feature of the business and menu. Someone who has incorporated this food ethos into their production and business, and why it works in Tasmania.

From the national perspective - An interstate chef / restaurateur that is passionate about Tasmanian produce and actively sources it for their menu.

From an international perspective - An internationally recognised chef that actively sources and promotes Tasmanian produce.


A demonstration on how to make this intriguing treat. Learn how to prepare the dough and puff pastry, and how to mix this all together. Listen to the tips and advice offered during the session, grab a sample of the party pie and watch on as people battle it out in the bake off.

To drink roast & ground or espresso-based coffee is no longer a trend but the everyday No. 1 hot drink of choice among all socio-economic groups and all ages. Espresso-based coffee is drunk at home, at work and in the foodservice market. In each of these markets, roast & ground coffee is consumed in quantities far surpassing soluble coffee, a certain sign that the Australian coffee palate has truly matured.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

When science and innovation meet food. Watch as food technologist Matteo Antonelli utilises the power of the Roboqbo to create a selection of vibrant dishes. Matteo will show you the influence of modern technology in the food industry and how to create amazing products in the matter of minutes, not hours.


Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) offers a range of events and workshops to help Australian food and agribusinesses innovate their processes and products to meet the needs of multiple channels across markets. In this ‘Growing Your Food Business’ Workshop, engaging facilitators will present pathways for you to grow your business, including a high-level overview of four of the business-focused programs that FIAL offers. Each of the programs that will be offered are detailed and interactive, and utilise exercises, processes and case study that will be tailored to suit your business. These programs can be structured as half-day session, or two programs can be combined to run as a full-day event.

Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

Watch live as Chef Adam Moore discusses topics that are purely chef-to-chef with some of the biggest names in the industry. Find out the inspirations, their careers up until now and how to tackle the daily challenges that anyone who works in stressful and high paced kitchens face.

Depression & mental health has become an all too familiar talking point in the foodservice industry. With chef suicide a huge concern, we are going to look at the causes, and discuss how to identify the signs, and the ways to approach friends, colleagues and loved ones to help them out from under this very black cloud.


The first commercial robotic foodservice applications are about to arrive in Australia judging from solutions observed at the National Restaurant Association Trade show in Chicago in May. Today, it is hard to envisage when and how they will arrive here – but not if. This seminar gives a brief overview of current market activity, the first applications arriving in Australia and analyses how they will be most likely be implemented.


Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

Join Sisko Chocolate’s Christina Tantsis as she prepares 3 distinctly different types of caramel in an exciting demonstration of creativity. Highlighting the importance of innovation and imagination, Christina will utilise various ingredients to recreate caramel in nostalgic, modern and seasonal styles.


Judging commences for Puff, Choux & Shortcrust pastry items including Mille Feuille, Vol au Vents, Palmiers, new age eclairs, Paris Brest, Profiteroles & a Gateau Saint Honore.


Thanks to new technology, smart phones and tablets, the cost of computing continues to drop and the variety of solutions available continue to explode. This gives even small foodservice operators the ability to enhance their business by using the right tools at a reasonable cost. What apps add real value for foodservice operators?


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

A demonstration on the preparation, mixing of puff pastry. Learn how to prepare the dough, and listen to the tips and advice offered by industry professionals.

This will be the third year the WTBC (World Tea Brewers Championship) takes center stage at Fine Food Australia, where the best tea-ristas will come together and compete over 2 days to vie for the 2018 Australian WTBC Championship. The winner will also represent Australia at the China WTBC being held at the largest food exhibition in the world ‘SIAL Shanghai’ in May 2019 (flight & accommodation provided).

A demonstration on how to make this intriguing treat. Learn how to prepare the dough and puff pastry, and how to mix this all together. Listen to the tips and advice offered during the session, grab a sample of the party pie and watch on as people battle it out in the bake off.

This year, Coles Supermarkets will be rolling-out exciting changes to its brand. In light of these changes, Coles Supermarkets and Food Innovation Australia Ltd invite you to attend an exclusive event on the Coles Brand Vision and the new future strategy. You will have an opportunity to meet the Coles Brand GM, Tim Milano, Head of Coles Brand, Mark Field and Coles Brand Managers. In addition, you can book in for a one-to-one meeting with one of the Coles team. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Watch on as the team form Crown cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award is Australia's longest running culinary competition for young chefs. The competition provides a crucial platform for the chefs of tomorrow to showcase their skills of today. It's an experience like no other that offers the opportunity to connect and learn with a national network of inspirational professionals, with the chance to compete for an unforgettable international prize trip.

Team's competing today include:

- Queensland Regioinal; Jayden Osbourne & Kelvin Anderson
- South Australia; Sarah Jones & Ben Rogers
- Tasmania; Clinton Richardson & Jomarie Gealon
- Victoria; Jemima Kudumba & Ryan Cosentino
- Western Australia; Jason Nickolas & Lara Kirby


A hosted panel discussion between three industry experts from a top Melbourne chef, a nutritionist and a market research professional looking at the latest trends in the foodservice industry, and what we can expect in 2019. Find out how chefs develop menus to stay ahead of trends and how nutrition has become a hot trend.


Thanks to new technology, smart phones and tablets, the cost of computing continues to drop and the variety of solutions available continue to explode. This gives even small foodservice operators the ability to enhance their business by using the right tools at a reasonable cost. What apps add real value for foodservice operators?


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

The Pacific Alliance member countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico & Peru) invite you to join us for lunch during Fine Food on Tuesday September 11, from 12pm-4pm. The lunch will be an opportunity to gain a unique insight into the extensive opportunities for exchange in food & beverage industries. Trade Commissioners & Ambassadors from the respective countries will be able to answer key questions as Australia looks towards a future Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement.

Event Program:

12:00-12:30 - Lunch & networking
12:30-12:35 - MC welcome and introduction of Pro Tempore President
12:35-12:40 - Pro Tempore President
12:40 -13:10 - Panel discussion - Ambassadors
13:10-13:25 - Chile session
13:25-13:40 - Colombia session
13:40-13:55 - Mexico session
13:55-14:10 - Peru session
14:10 -14:40- Closing / networking

Industry experts will discuss the importance of staffing. Explore training techniques, and what to look for in potential employees, and how to keep the right staff. Make sure you know your obligations and changes to visas.


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

A panel discussion exploring key design components that influence a great hospitality space, and how to consider these elements when designing your venue. Hear from leading fit out and design professionals giving advice on layout, lighting, sound, colour palettes, functionality of design and budget. Consider what's worth the extra expense and where to seek efficiency.


Food providence is an emerging trend which we expect to increase in in significance over the coming years.

What are the new technologies and ideas around food providence, and how can the operator take advantage of them? Is this change consumer or operator driven and to what extent? Why do consumers really care about Country of Origin?


Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

Come along to the Talking Food Stage and see for the first time in Melbourne, Fine Food Australia is opening up the floor to hear from aspiring businesses and start-ups. Take your chance to pitch your business idea to Fine Food Australia’s line up of industry-leading, expert Lions to win money-can't-buy industry defining awards.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

Well known for his unique dessert creations, prepare to be left amazed by pastry mastermind and Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre sous chef Ian Burch. Ian will be drawing upon his wealth of experience and talent to create a milk chocolate muscovado cream with passion fruit, candied peanut and rum.


Consumers are switching to casual dining in most segments of the commercial foodservice market. While fine dining is not dead, it has always been and still is, a very small part of the restaurant market.

The lower-end of the restaurant market remains buoyant, that is the suburban, neighborhood restaurants now serving a plethora of different cuisines. It is the upper end and middle restaurant market where the trend towards casual dining is most evident.


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

Judging commences for the Callebaut chocolate innovation Entremet, baked cheesecakes & a decorated special occasion cake.


Over $1B USD capital has been raised and invested in new startups that are developing vegetable protein/meat substitutes that are remarkably good. They have already been launched in the USA and have started to arrive in Australia.

What is the future of substitute meat in our market? Will your patrons take to this? Is there a role for vegetable protein on your menu? Will traditional Australian meat eaters be tempted?


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

One of Australia’s most celebrated patisier’s, Masterchef regular Adriano Zumbo will be putting his spin on the simple tart. Known for his genius and creativity in the kitchen, prepare to be amazed by Adriano’s ability to completely reinvigorate the humble tart into a mouth-watering delicacy.


It's time for the announcement of the 2018 National Pastry Chef Champion, presented by special guest - Australia's Queen of Chocolate (& former Bake Skills winner!), Kirsten Tibballs.


A demonstration on how to make this intriguing treat. Learn how to prepare the dough and puff pastry, and how to mix this all together. Listen to the tips and advice offered during the session, grab a sample of the party pie and watch on as people battle it out in the bake off.

Watch a demonstration on how to prepare and mix the doughs for puff pastry and pie bottoms, and listen to the tips and advice offered up by industry professionals.

JD.com, Austrade, Food Innovation Australia Ltd & Mintel in conjunction with Fine Food invite you to attend an industry briefing on ecommerce & the JD.com vision.
Created specifically for the food and agribusiness industry, this event will help you tap into the world’s largest e-commerce market and access China’s rapidly emerging middle-class. China’s demand for Australian food will continue as many goods once delivered locally are now regularly purchased online. As China trade barriers fall and technology improves competition will intensify. China’s annual online-retail sales are estimated to reach $610 billion by 2018, the Chinese government target is to connect 1.2billion people to the internet by 2020, which is 85% of the population.

Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

Watch on as teams from Tasmania, NSW, ACT and regions cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


From alternate specialty milks to all day breakfast, and from sweet treats to gourmet dishes, Freedom Foods Group demonstrates how to cater to the changing needs of an increasingly demanding customer base.

In this fireside chat style session, discuss how to embrace your competition by finding your USP. From creating your marketing strategy to understanding the role that music plays in building your brand, learn how to thrive on competition rather than fearing it.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

Knowing how to expand your business can be a tricky task - especially when you’re making the move into an international market. Johnny Di Francesco owner of 400 Gradi has in countries, while Mimmo Lubrano of Sandhurst Fine Foods has been exporting products for years. Hear from Johnny, Mimmo and owner of Numberic 8, Trudi Yip as they discuss the logistics to making your brand international.


Among Western populations, Australians have the highest propensity to eat out for breakfast. Breakfast menus have developed significantly, giving operators the opportunity to introduce new and innovative dishes. Serving breakfast is no longer the sole domain of cafés.

Business meetings are no longer only held over lunch. Why has Brunch become so popular?


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

A presentation / discussion between HWKR and Brandworks about how to successfully ‘do things differently’ - what works, what doesn’t work, where your inspiration for HWKR came from and why/how it’s worked so well etc.


Food Innovation Australia Ltd and Austrade invite you to attend the Export Success Forum, an event showcasing all things export within the food and agribusiness industry. This forum will be held at Fine Food Australia 2018, Australia's most exciting trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industry.
Entering new international markets can be an overwhelming experience. Managing buyers, logistics, finances and government requirements demands skills and resources. Bringing together a range of experts, this forum will provide you with valuable information on accessing new international markets and global trends. Industry representatives will present on a range of topics including export documentation, programs, export finance, global trends and cultural engagement.

In the age of a digital media takeover, find out why its imperative that your businesses utilises digital platforms and new techniques to attract the right audience. Learn about your
customers and connect with your audience effectively, explore affordable ways to raise your brand awareness and above all, stand out from the crowd.


Australian foodservice operators have become smarter and thriftier when it comes to operating their kitchens. Since the onset of foodservice market disruption caused by the Global Financial Crisis in 2009, foodservice operators have learnt the hard way. One of the results is a significant decline in total installed base of foodservice equipment across 80,000+ foodservice outlets. Today operators invest less, choose cheaper equipment models, make their equipment last longer, are slow to trade-in and make-do with what they have. They have become better at monitoring costs including food and utilizing back of house and front of house tools and apps.


A demonstration on how to make this intriguing treat. Learn how to prepare the dough and puff pastry, and how to mix this all together. Listen to the tips and advice offered during the session, grab a sample of the party pie and watch on as people battle it out in the bake off.

The very real issues of depression and substance abuse are faced by hospitality workers and managers on a daily basis. Although seldom discussed in a public forum, these issues have the potential to destroy not only businesses, but lives. Join this very important panel discussion to learn not only how to spot the signs, but how to support those who may be struggling.


A panel discussion between the owners of two of Melbourne's hottest eateries, who not only offer the tastiest menus to dine in, but have also reacted to the growing trend of 'take-out' and keep their offering tasting delicious right to your door. Find out how to cater to both the dine-in and dine-out markets successfully.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

Prepare to be dazzled by 2017 Savour Patissier of the year Santiago Cuyugan. Santiago will be demonstrating his world-class skills, creating jaw dropping components including a caramelised buckwheat crunch, Callebaut Mexique ganache and a chewy ginger caramel to finish.


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

Food waste is a growing concern in the foodservice industry with cafes and restaurants throwing away nearly a quater of food bought. Danyang Ying will discuss how CSIRO are optimising the value from edible waste in the vegetable supply chain, by creating healthy food ingredients. Brocolli latte powder is one outcome of the project which will be demonstrated by Sam Keck from Commonfolk Coffee Company.


Watch live as Chef Adam Moore discusses topics that are purely chef-to-chef with some of the biggest names in the industry. Find out the inspirations, their careers up until now and how to tackle the daily challenges that anyone who works in stressful and high paced kitchens face.

Starting out in a foodservice business can be a nerve wracking experience. It’s extremely demanding, high-risk, and highly competitive in today’s market. In this session we look at ways to safe-guard yourself and ensure your venture has the best opportunity for success. Talk to some people who have done exactly this, and can impart some solid advice to help smoothen your journey.


An exciting look into the future of the Foodservice Industry covering innovation, technology and digital disruption that will, no doubt, have an influence on how we work, what products we provide and our financial success.
Featuring keynote speaker, Craig Rispin, Business Futurist, and Sissel Rosengren. Enjoy an educational and stimulating seminar followed by a chance to network with industry peers.

KNOW FIRST, BE FIRST, PROFIT FIRST


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

Have your tastebuds at the ready for Abbots and Kinney’s Jonny Pisanelli. Jonny will be creating his own interpretation of the 'Ultimate Chocolate Croissant’ that is going to leave your mouth drooling and food senses tingling. You will also be able to catch Jonny and his delectable creations throughout all of Fine Food on Vanrooy booth HO34.


Learn about the importance of food and nuritition and the effects it has on our bodies. Learn about healthier options and ways to create delicious dishes that accommodate to health-conscious customers.


Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

Judging commences for Rye & Turkish breads; Croissants; Baguettes; Brioche & 4 strand plaits. A Winston Knot challenge will also be judged.


Watch a demonstration on how to prepare and mix the dough for puff pastry and pie bottoms, and listen to tips and advice from seasoned industry professionals.

A demonstration on how to make this intriguing treat. Learn how to prepare the dough and puff pastry, and how to mix this all together. Listen to the tips and advice offered during the session, grab a sample of the party pie and watch on as people battle it out in the bake off.

Cost: Free
Woolworths Supermarket and Food Innovation Australia Ltd invite you to attend the Woolworths Meet the Buyer Event at Fine Food Australia 2018, Australia's most exciting trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industry. This event will focus on how Woolworths operates as a retailer, including product expectations of suppliers. You will have an opportunity to meet with Woolworths Brand Managers and in addition, book in for a one-to-one meeting with one of the Woolworths team. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

The MAGGI Yum Cha Challenge is a new addition to the Culinary Challenge. Follow five teams as they battle it out and prepare 10 portions of five different dishes steamed, baked or fried with a partnering sauce or dip. With 90 minutes on the clock and only 30 minutes to serve up 100 pieces of Yum Cha, this is definitely a competition not to miss. Competing teams include Crown Melbourne, Secret Garden and Dumpling House. Take a look below and meet our esteemed judging panel!


How one of the city's favourite patisseries makes the perfect croissant - a step by step demonstration and story behind one of the city’s most famous croissants, and how they’ve turned a passion into business and keep on top of new trends to attract more footfall.


Having your products stocked on the shelves of the big supermarkets significantly impacts your brand's exposure and sales. Hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss how to create products that appeal to a larger audience and sell well in supermarkets.


Have you had #charliesballs? We welcome you to Charlie and The Clean Treats Factory (AKA the new age chocolate factory). Australia’s leading plant-based treats home to a manufacturing facilty and Sydney's most instagramable plant-based cafe. Join her as she shares how simple and easy it is to make delicious DIY gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar-free guilt-free treats at home.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

A hosted panel discussion about the use of social media in the food industry and how to utilise each platform. Learn from industry experts about quick implementable techniques, how to respond to reviews, how to work effectively with influencers and the media, and what to look out for in the future.


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

A demonstration from one of Melbourne's favourite health food cafes. Learn how to create the tastiest and most Instagrammable lattes. From matcha, to beetroot or broccoli, what’s hot and how do you work new trends into your cafe?


During volatile market conditions like the ones the Australian foodservice market has experienced over the past eight to nine years it’s the consumer that turns it to comfort foods.

The hamburger is the Star! It no longer tastes as it used to in the good old days, but instead foodservice operators serve up this comfort food with exciting new sauces, spices, pickles, vegetables, different proteins, breads and cheeses.


Generating headlines and waves in the industry for their fresh take on the modern patisserie, you will have pastry senses tingling at the sight of Matilda Smith’s strawberry cheesecake croissant. With the assistance of Roboqbo technology, Matilda will show you just how vibrant and beautiful croissants can be.


The foodeservice industry is constantly changing, and those within it need to innovate or fall behind. So what's new and what's next? Learn which disruptive technologies are on the horizon and what to expect from the future of food.


Learn the how-to's of puff pastry and pie bottom preparation and mixing, watch a demonstration on how to prepare the doughs, and listen to the tips and advice from seasoned professionals of the baking industry. Get involved in a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chili beef and chorizo party pies, and witness the bake off, finishing the session off by sampling the scrumptious party pies just made.

How to minimise waste in the kitchen, and how to repurpose food 'waste' into profitable dishes.


The first commercial robotic foodservice applications are about to arrive in Australia judging from solutions observed at the National Restaurant Association Trade show in Chicago in May. Today, it is hard to envisage when and how they will arrive here – but not if. This seminar gives a brief overview of current market activity, the first applications arriving in Australia and analyses how they will be most likely be implemented.


Watch live as Chef Adam Moore discusses topics that are purely chef-to-chef with some of the biggest names in the industry. Find out the inspirations, their careers up until now and how to tackle the daily challenges that anyone who works in stressful and high paced kitchens face.

So you’ve been slogging it out in the kitchen for 10 years, only to have finally hit a wall. Your passion for food still smoulders, but your drive in the kitchen has all but gone. You find yourself feeling like it’s time to turn your back on food and go do something else. You aren’t the only one – and before you finally choose to hang up your chefs jacket, perhaps come and listen to these guys who all share the same story; There IS life in foodservice after the pans.


The EOI Ringmaster is back once again to invite bakery owners to take a spin of the lucky wheel, for a chance to win a prize! Then listen in on a series of live interviews with bakery owners and industry leaders, as they talk about the business trends to take note of, and what should be of interest to those in the baking industry while at Fine Food Australia.

Judging commences for flavoured Rye Cobs, a White Vienna sourdough & the finalists decorative bread showpiece!


Watch the demonstration on the make up procedure of a variety of flavoured custilla custards on top of shortbread biscuits. Sample these delicious treats, and listen to the tips and advice from professionals in the business on the different applications where these skills and learnings can be used within the bakery and foodservice areas.

It's time for the announcement of the 2018 National Baking Champion and the winner of the "One on One" training course with Australian Baking Team Member, Dean Tilden.


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