What’s On

Fine Food Australia is so much more than just a trade exhibition. It’s a four day celebration of new ideas, innovations and techniques, and the perfect opportunity to see first-hand what’s next for the food industry. Check out what's featuring this year at the show.

AIFST Convention - co-located to Fine Food


The 2018 Convention theme Innovate & Excite: Acting Today to Advance Tomorrow, focuses on providing tangible and practical information to assist businesses in responding to today's current operating environments.

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Ask the Experts - Stand HB2


FCSI Management and Design Consultants are offering free 1-on-1 consultancy sessions on a wide range of services from concept development, feasibility studies, specialist foodservice design, operational matters and more. Book a time now!

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Australian Culinary Challenge - Stand HA33


Chefs, trainees and apprentices will have the opportunity to pit their skills against each other, competing for a share of up to $10,000 in cash and prizes.

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Australian International Tea Expo - co-located to Fine Food


Explore the latest trends, experience global coffee and tea culture, compare and taste teas, connect with suppliers and learn more about the industry.

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The World Trophy of Pastry, Gelato and Chocolate - Stand HN26


Considered to be the most important event in the international pastry industry, the event brings 16 countries together to compete for the title of World Pastry Champion– and this year the selections to represent Australia will be at Fine Food Australia.

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Bake Skills Australia - Stand HL48


At stand HL48, apprentice bakers from each state will compete in a live bakery challenge across a variety of product categories. Competing teams will be challenged with a range of products to produce each day.

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Belcolade International Master Chocolatier Stephane Leroux - Stand HC18


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.

Café Stage presented by Freedom Foods - Stand C20


Leaders in the Café industry will be running interactive masterclasses and discussions at stand C20, to provide you with new ideas and inspiration to take back to your café.

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Coles Meet the Buyer Event - Convention Centre Room 211


Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to connect with key executives from Coles and secure a one-to-one meeting.

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Drinks Collective - co-located to Fine Food


Co-located with Fine Food Australia - Drinks Collective showcases the best on offer in the liquor industry. Dedicated to all professionals within the industry, come and be inspired by the latest trends, products, recipes and everything else your venue needs to serve the perfect drink.

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FIAL Innovations Zone - Concourse


Located on the concourse outside Door 3, derived from specific research between government, food and agribusiness, discover the innovations in the industry that will grow Australian food in the global marketplace.

Fitout & design

Fitout & Design - Stand HN14


A new designated section in 2018, at stand HN14, you can find all you need to fitout, refurb, rethink or redesign your venue - from tangibles such as furniture, carpet, tiles, music systems to the brains behind the perfect fitout including builders, architects and operational specialists.

Export Connect presents Food & Beverage Exporters Forum


Located at Hospitality Suite 1, Melbourne Convention Centre, Export Connect in collaboration with Fine Food Australia brings you the returning and successful Food & Beverage Exporters Forum.

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Export Connect presents Organic Food Singapore & Hong Kong Market Insights Forum


Located at Hospitality Suite 1, Melbourne Convention Centre, learn from Export Managers who have returned from the Singapore and Hong Kong markets, bringing fresh insights and experiences on the world of international exporting.

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Food Innovations Australia Limited


Located in rooms 4.1-4.3 and 211, attend FIAL's trend focused seminars that are derived from specific research into the industry to ensure you are kept up to date if not pre-trending on: retail, e-commerce, food waste, export and many more.

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Innovations in Patisserie Stage presented by Callebaut - stand HQ48


Head over to stand HQ48 and gain expert advice, learn new techniques and be inspired by leading pastry chefs as they demonstrate a series of masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more.

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Lions' Den - Stand L45


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.

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Live Bakery - Stand HP47


Make your way to stand HP47 to see the experienced EOI bakery team showcasing new recipes, holding baking demonstrations, sharing their tips and offering expert advice to bakers.

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Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award National Final - Stand H48


The National Final of Australia’s longest running culinary competition will see finalist teams cook-off live in front of an industry audience in entrée, main and dessert course categories.

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Oscar Hospitality Aged Care Awards


The Oscar Hospitality Aged Care Awards reward outstanding individuals, initiatives and facilities that consistently foster a five-star culture of excellence within the Aged Care hospitality industry. These outstanding recipients continue to better the lives of their residents throughout the Aged Care community.

Pizza & Pastry Revolution - Stand HS26


The 2018 Le 5 Stagioni Pizza Competition, takes place at Fine Food Australia with the following categories: Classica, Napoli STG, Dessert, Gluten Free and Acrobatica. See who gets crowned the World Pizza Championship Australia!

Start-Up Zone - Stands L46 - N46


Fine Food Australia is welcoming a brand new addition to the show – the Start-Up Zone. This new zone is dedicated to start-ups breaking into the foodservice and hospitality industry.

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Talking Food Stage presented by Silver Chef - Stand L45


Come along to stand L45 and listen to a line-up of industry insiders as they share their experience and knowledge and provide great new ideas for you to take back to your own business.

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Official Great Aussie Pie Comp

The Official Great Aussie Pie & Sausage Roll Competition - Stand HN48


The annual competition will once again pay homage to Aussie’s much-loved icon, the perfect pie. The competition is open to all pie making professionals across Australia.

Trend Zone powered by Food Industry Foresight - Hospitality Suite 3


Take an in-depth look at the top trends from around the world gathered by Food Industry Foresight. Research managed by FIF has resulted in key findings in top trends including market size, opportunities, economic & industry forecasting specifically within the foodservice industry.

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Women in Foodservice Charity Event


This intimate brunch celebrates women in the food industry with key successful speakers sharing their journey on how they got to where they are today. All profits from the event will be donated to selected charities.

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World Tea Brewing Championship - Stand C20


Held at the Cafe Stage, the World Tea Brewing Championship will return to Fine Food Australia 2018. The champion will fly all expenses paid to Shanghai to compete at the 2018 SIAL China WTBC Championship in early May 2019.

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