Get your head around the finer points of the food industry at this major expo
If you work in the hospitality, foodservice or retail industry, this is annual event is a must-see. Returning for its 32nd year, and back in Melbourne for the first time in two years, the four day long expo will give you the chance to meet and build connections with industry professionals, attend masterclasses and talks delivered by experts and (of course) sample and purchase the latest products and technology.
Welcoming over 1,000 specialist suppliers from around Australia and overseas, with over 25,000 national and international buyers attending, the exposition is bigger than ever.
Enter the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition to celebrate Melbourne’s favourite sport, AFL; or aim to be one of 12 qualifying contestants in the World Tea Championships. Marvel at the top chefs in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award National Final, or watch magic happen at the Bake Skills live challenge.
Learn all things catering from owner of The Big Group, Bruce Keebaugh; expand your knowledge of fermentation and using food as medicine with Laura Neville, owner of The Wandering Chef; or learn how to attract and retain the right staff from CEO of Profitable Hospitality, Ken Burgin.
This year’s expo welcomes a bunch of first time offerings including Roasters Lane, dedicated to Australia’s ever-expanding cafe industry. Here you’ll learn everything there is to know about coffee and tea with exhibitors such as Grinders Coffee, Equilibro Espresso, Amanti/SpaceSHOT, DC Speciality Coffee, as well as coffee tastings and expert seminars discussing everything from industry predictions to how to brew the perfect chai.
But remember, entry is for trade professionals working in the industry only, so make sure you register online by Friday 9 September!