More than 650 Australian and international exhibitors representing the food industry, including food service, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution, manufacturing and more, will exhibit the latest products, technology and services. The B2B event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with the latest industry news, trends and more.
“We are thrilled to be back in Melbourne for 2022 hosting the ultimate food trade event, to inspire, educate and unite this incredible industry, which is the backbone of our culture and communities,” product and event manager Andrew Lawson said.
“Fine Food Australia has long been a proud supporter of the food industry showcasing the latest our partners have to offer, whilst also providing education and insight from industry leaders through activations and presentations.
“Whether you have a well-established business or are a start-up, there is something for everyone. We look forward to bringing the industry together over four fantastic action-packed days.”
This year the Melbourne show will include some traditional highlights and new additions to the program including:
Talking Shop features entrepreneurs, industry leaders and market influencers discussing real-life examples and offering practical solutions to the issues the food industry currently faces.
Returning for 2022, Talking Trends features a panel of guest speakers who will share a wealth of industry knowledge and conduct important discussions when it comes to the future of food.
The Source Kitchen
Hosted by leading food and beverage consultancy, Straight To The Source, and brand new to the show this year, sessions feature insights on Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators, as well as the year’s must-see food demonstrations.
“Over four days, we’ll be delivering a progressive program with a diverse range of topics and presenters delving into Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, culinary demonstrations, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators,” says consultants Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon. “The Source Kitchen will push boundaries and unleash culinary creativity, ingredients and techniques every single day, we cannot wait!”
ACF Culinary Challenge
This competition attracts chefs, trainees, and apprentices annually from around Australia. Watch these talents showcase their skills as they compete against the clock – and each other. This year will feature the National Apprentice Competition, ACF Most Outstanding Chef, National Secondary Schools Challenge, plus the chance to get involved in a yum cha challenge.
Innovation in Patisserie
With leading pastry chefs conducting masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more, the Innovation in the Patisserie Stage is not to be missed by anyone wanting to learn about new techniques.
Designed especially for visitors and exhibitors to relax and mingle in the middle of the busy show floor, The Social is a new dedicated space devoted to networking.
Innovation Awards 2022
Celebrating excellence in the food industry, the ever-popular annual Innovation Awards will return to Fine Food once more.
New Product Showcase
See the latest products, equipment and ideas to hit the market within the last 24 months.
The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
Paying homage to our much-loved icon – the humble pie – categories in this hotly contested event include plain meat pie (plain, chunky and plain/chunky combo); gourmet pie; red meat; poultry; game; vegetarian; seafood; gluten-free; apple; brekkie pie and gourmet sausage roll.
Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat
Join Australia’s longest-running culinary competition, dedicated to helping junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills and broaden their culinary horizons.
Register now for your ticket to Fine Food Australia.