9-12 Sep 2019
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Women in Foodservice Charity Event


Launched in 2014, the Women in Foodservice Charity Event is an intimate brunch that invites women in the food industry to come together and celebrate their knowledge. This unique event provides the opportunity to be inspired and influenced by key successful women within the industry while connecting and networking with your peers. All profits from the event are donated to charity.

In 2018 the Women in Foodservice Charity Event will host a panel discussion covering all areas of the food industry. The panel will be facilitated by Australian journalist and food author, Dani Valent who will lead a discussion with renowned industry innovators including Sharlee Gibb, Shannon Martinez, Melissa Leong, Katy Barfield and Jo Barrett about their inspiring adventures in food.

Featuring for the second time at the charity event is the Women in Foodservice Awards, run by foodservice magazine. Proudly supported by Fine Food Australia, the awards celebrate women who through dedication, drive and excellence are doing their bit to shape and grow their business and the industry. The awards will be presented in six categories and are open to chefs, restaurateurs, venue managers, suppliers, distributors, waitstaff, sommeliers and the like.

Categories include:

– Outstanding Service
– Restaurant Manager of the Year
– Chef of the Year
– Rising Star
– Leadership in Foodservice
– Legend of the Industry

Winners will be judged by key industry identities – Christine Manfield, Jill Dupleix and foodservice editor Anita Connors.

Find out how to enter. 


Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Aerial – 17 Dukes Walk, Corner of Dukes and Rona Walk, Melbourne, 3006

  • Women in Foodservice Charity Event tickets are now available

Hear from renowned industry innovators as they discuss their inspiring adventures in food. Event includes a gourmet brunch served with sparkling wine. Complimentary goodie bag included.

All profits donated to charity.

  • Women in Foodservice Charity Event tickets are now available

Charity Partners

All profits from the event will be donated to the following charities:

Feed Melbourne

The Feed Melbourne Appeal is an annual fundraising campaign run by Leader Community News and food rescue charity FareShare, supported by Newman’s Own Foundation. Every dollar raised by the appeal helps suburban food relief charities such as soup kitchens, community food banks, free school breakfast clubs, to collect, store, cook and distribute food to people going hungry in our city.

Eat Up

Eat Up is a not for profit organization that provides school lunches to students who would otherwise go without. These include welfare dependent children, children affected by drug and alcohol abuse and newly arrived refugees.



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