Well known exhibitors in the food game include Mission, Freedom Foods, Lavazza, Parmalat, McCains, Edlyn, Birch & Waite, Everest, Nespresso, Riviana and PFD. On the equipment side exhibitors will include industry leaders Stoddart, Unox, Simco, Williams Refrigeration, Phoeniks, JL Lennard, Rational, FSM, Majors, Federal Equipment and JMH Furniture.
Collett says it is not just about the big names. He says “we work hard to help regional and specialty producers get involved. This is often where the new innovations can be found. We make it affordable and easy for them, and this year we have more stands in the Specialty Producers Pavilion than ever before”.
He recommends that visitors plan their time at the show to meet exhibitors, watch the competitions, network with colleagues and attend the workshops. He says “because this show is designed for the foodservice industry visitors can use their time effectively. Every exhibitor is relevant and ready to do business”.
Events at the show include:
Aged Care Catering Summit – the latest trends and innovations in hospitality for seniors.
National Restaurant Conference – featuring leaders and legends of the hospitality industry.
Chef of the Year – professional chefs compete live in heats against the clock and each other for cash and prizes.
Battle of the Pacific – held by the Australian Culinary Federation, with restaurant teams competing live on the show floor.
Café School – free workshops throughout the show to help café owners take their business to the next level.
The Sweet Spot – a new stage with expert presenters showcasing all things sweet; chocolate, gelato and patisserie.
Specialty Producers Pavilion – boutique and artisanal food and drinks from around Australia.
Entry to the show is free but strictly trade-only. Visitors must be over 16 and work in a food or hospitality business. For information on visiting or exhibiting go to www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au or call 03 9999 5460.
Foodservice Australia 2019
23-25 June 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
T 03 9999 5460