6-9 Sep 2021

Fine Food Show Tours

Take a walk around Fine Food Australia, led by industry experts who will be showcasing the latest and newest of the industry right on the show floor.

9 - 12 September
New Product Showcase - Lower Level 1, HR1 & HR6
10am - 6pm

Foodservice Tours with Tawnya Bahr


Join us at Fine Food Australia as Tawnya Bahr, Food Consultant Chef walks you through the latest industry trends right on the show floor.

There are thousands of new and innovative products at Fine Food Australia and our Foodservice Trend Tours are designed to help you identify exciting ‘on-trend’ products on our show floor.

The foodservice trend guided tour will be held to ensure you get to meet suppliers(and taste) a range of products!

Register NOW for free – strictly limited spaces. Registering also includes your free registration to Fine Food Australia.

About Tawnya Bahr

Tawnya Bahr is a culinary entrepreneur with expertise covering many disciplines throughout her 21 years in the food industry, making her one of the leading food consultants in the country.

A gastronomic adventurer and food curator, Tawnya’s love for food and cooking extends beyond the kitchen to production and agriculture. As a consultant, chef, and founding partner of bespoke food tour company Straight To The Source, she uses her culinary experience as a platform for promoting and supporting sustainable practices and local producers.

With multiple recognitions for championing a thriving food industry, Tawnya is the winner of Gault&Millau’s 2018 Culinary Advocate of the Year and TAFE’s 2017 Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship award. A Le Cordon Bleu trained chef; Tawnya also supports the industry as a regional food and bakery judge for the Royal Agricultural Society, a professional restaurant reviewer and a current committee member of the Australian Culinary Federation.

Her journey into food began in an unexpected place – working for a software company in San Francisco as their international sales and marketing manager. Upon relocating to Australia she recognised that her business skills could translate to the food industry that she always wanted to be a part of, so went on to found the Condiment Connoisseur, a food production and gourmet distribution company.

Tawnya is driven by her passion for the people behind our food. Bringing growers, producers, chefs and patrons together with her knowledge of the local and global food landscape to nourish a thriving food industry.

Fine Food Equipment Tours


Wondering how you’re going to find what you want from all the amazing equipment at Fine Food Australia? Help is at hand with an amazing line up of experts, who can help you choose what’s right for your business, and show how to compare one product with another. They don’t work for suppliers, and they do have many years of experience helping hospitality operators select the best equipment and get the best value for money.

These tours are ideal for new cafe and restaurant operators, experienced businesses wanting to upgrade, chefs and catering managers.

Tours are:

Monday 9 September 11AM – Stoves, Ovens and Fryers with Sam Tait

Monday 9 September 2PM – Cafe Equipment with Cathy Goodwin

Tuesday 10 September 11AM – Pizza Equipment with Jim Quinn

Tuesday 10 September 2PM – Coffee Machines & Equipment with Lorenzo Inserra

Wednesday 11 September 11AM – Coffee Machines & Equipment with Lorenzo Inserra

Wednesday 11 September 2PM – Shelving & Storage with Cathy Goodwin

Thursday 12 September 11AM – Food Displays (hot & cold) with Cathy Goodwin

Thursday 12 September 2PM – Refrigeration & Ice Systems with Cathy Goodwin


Register NOW for free – strictly limited spaces. Registering also includes your free registration to Fine Food Australia. Tours run for 45 minutes and will be tailored to the needs of the group.

Tour Guides

Cathy Goodwin has been involved with hospitality equipment selection for more than 20 years. She’s passionate about choosing the right equipment for the job, and making sure maintenance, service and safety keep it running well for many years. Her specialties at Fine Food will be: Cafe Equipment, Food Displays (hot & cold), Shelving & Storage, and Refrigeration.

Sam Tait has worked in hospitality since 2000, covering equipment and produce, hospitality operations and funding. He has particular experience with large-scale kitchen equipment and design, from single cafe operators to government institutions. His specialties at Fine Food will be Stoves, Ovens, Fryers and Cooking Equipment.

Lorenzo Inserra has been a hands-on cafe owner in Melbourne, and now works directly with coffee machine suppliers. He sees the latest models as they become available, and is an expert in choosing the right machine for volume, speed and market segment. His specialties at Fine Food will be Coffee Machines & Grinders, Milk Systems and Beverage Machines.

Jim Quinn has more than 30 years’ experience with Pizza equipment – from conventional pizza ovens to conveyor systems, refrigeration, kitchen fitouts, exhaust and the needs of high-volume business and franchise. His specialties at Fine Food will be Pizza Systems, Ovens and Cooking Equipment.

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