Fine Food Australia expo in Melbourne showcases the country’s best

Fine Food Australia kicked off on the 10th of September with more than 1000 exhibitors showcasing some of Australia’s best food and beverages, machinery and equipment.

The event, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, runs until the 13th of September.

Fine Food Australia is a trade exhibition that helps people share new ideas, techniques and trends in the food and beverage industry.

Fine Food Australia delves into all corners of the industry, including the bakery sector, tea, dairy, meat, organic and free-from foods, and liquor.

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Exhibitors include food manufacturers and equipment specialists, ranging from Xiamen Huamerica Reliance Foods, which specialises in seafood and poultry, to Woombye Cheese Company, to Woojung Bakeware and trend-following cafes such as the Vegan Shack based in Melbourne, which is giving cooking demonstrations of its plant-based ‘snitty bakon’ burger.

Events include the national final of Australia’s longest running culinary competition – Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award, a food and beverage exporters forum – hosted by Export Connect, and a Coles ‘meet the buyer event’, which connects people with key executives from Coles. One-on-one meetings are also available with key executives from the supermarket chain.

Export connect is also presenting a forum on organic food in the Singapore and Hong Kong markets. Exporters who have recently returned from Asia will give insight into these markets.

As well as this, coffee and chocolate lovers have the chance to learn more about these fields.

The cafe stage showcases leaders in the cafe industry, who are running interactive masterclasses and discussions that provide the audience with new ideas and inspiration for their businesses.

Belcolade International master chocolatier Stephane Leroux will also be demonstrating how to turn chocolate into a work of art. His work includes chocolate masterpieces that are almost unrecognisable as they are transformed in to floral sculptures.

More than 26,000 visitors attend the annual event – meeting face to face with industry leaders, food suppliers and small to large business owners.