Innovative products on show at Fine Food Show

Sydney Royal is calling all Australia’s best producers to enter its 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show this Spring in a bid to be crowned a Sydney Royal Champion.

With competitions ranging from Branded Meats to Coffee, Sydney Royal aims to support the dynamic Australian Fine Food industry by providing an opportunity for exhibitors to benchmark their produce against the best in Australia and receive invaluable feedback.

To streamline judging this year, the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show has restructured its competitions for all to fall within the August/September period under one Fine Food Show.

As new and innovative products continue to emerge in Australia, Sydney Royal hopes this new structure will provide increased opportunity for Australian Exhibitors to have their produce benchmarked against the best in the Industry.

Sydney Royal Champions will be announced at the 2019 Taste of Excellence Awards to be held on Tuesday, 24 September. Bigger than ever, the Awards will take industry guest on a culinary journey allowing them to network, meet exhibitors and taste the award-winning produce at exhibitor stalls.

Competitions are to be held within the August/September period and include redesigned competitions ‘Chocolate and Confectionery’ and ‘Oil & Olives’, alongside Branded Meats, Smallgoods & Charcuterie, Professional Bakery, Coffee, Pasta, Preserves, Condiments and Specialty Products and Aquaculture.

Fine Food Australia returns to Sydney in 2019

Fine Food Australia, the largest and leading trade event for the food industry in the country, will return to the ICC Sydney on Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September.

Fine Food Australia has been the destination since 1983 to ignite passion and innovation in the food industry. The four-day celebration of ideas and innovation promises to be larger than ever before with 85% of the show floor sold out already, and aligning with truly industry leaders as sponsors.

For a second year running, Freedom Foods Group has been announced as Platinum Sponsor. “We are delighted to be partnering with Fine Food Australia as Platinum Sponsor for 2019”, says Sarah Herbert, Senior Brand Manager at Freedom Foods. “The event provides a fantastic platform for businesses to showcase their products as well as an opportunity to network with and learn from industry leaders, with useful and insightful sessions across the four days. Fine Food Australia gets bigger and better each year, and we are proud to have aligned as a partner.”

Callebaut will be sponsoring the Innovations in Patisserie stage, featuring appearances from leading pastry chefs, demonstrations of new techniques on Van Rooy equipment and expert advice for aspiring talent. And introducing a new feature for 2019, the Demo Kitchens will take demonstrating new dishes with exhibitor ingredients to a whole new level, and is supported by the NSW Government.

The 2019 events line up is overflowing with 19 co-located competitions, masterclasses and events including the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award, Australian Culinary Challenge, The Great Aussie Pie & Sausage Roll Competition, Women in Foodservice Charity Event and many more.

It’s a well-known fact that Fine Food Australia attracts the most end-users and trade buyers from the foodservice, hospitality, retail and bakery industries of any show in Australia. This year more than 23,000 industry professionals are expected to visit and explore Fine Food’s eight sectors across food and specialty, catering and hospitality equipment, drinks, bakery equipment and ingredients, healthy living, retail technology, dairy and packaging.

As the most important destination for any business in the food industry, discover the latest trends, witness emerging talent, and learn from the industry’s best at Australia’s largest trade event. Fine Food Australia is an event not to be missed.

NSW’s best invited to Fine Food Australia table

NSW food and beverage companies are being offered a chance to expand their business in national and global markets with a subsidised place on the NSW Government’s stand at Fine Food Australia.

Executive Director Industry Trade and Investment, Kylie Bell, said a dozen spots are up for grabs on the NSW stand at the southern hemisphere’s largest food and beverage show.

“Over 1,000 exhibitors and 26,000 visitors from 50 countries attend Fine Food Australia, providing a huge opportunity for NSW companies to win new business.

“We’re calling on regional and metropolitan companies that can showcase the great depth and innovation that is occurring right across our food and beverage industry.

“For exhibitors, Fine Food Australia will be a massive chance to meet leading suppliers, negotiate deals, expand networks, and learn the latest ideas and trends,” Ms. Bell said.

NSW’s food and beverage manufacturing industry has 3,600 businesses that employ nearly 70,000 people – almost a third of the national industry – with exports growing 9.6 per cent in 2017-18 to reach $5.6 billion.

“Fast-growing middle classes in emerging countries, particularly in Asia, are clamouring for our clean, green and safe food and beverage products,” Bell said.

“To capitalise on this demand we’ve launched the NSW Food and Beverage Industry Development Strategy to grow the industry, build business capability, improve collaboration among key stakeholders and drive job creation, skills development and investment.”

“By participating in Fine Food Australia and implementing this strategy, we’re backing the industry to tackle the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies, the availability of skilled labour, diversifying consumer tastes, growing global demand, and access to markets,” Ms. Bell said.

Fine Food Australia 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour from 9-12 September.

Innovative food and beverage companies can apply from now until 26 April for a spot on the NSW stand by visiting Fine Food Australia 2019 with successful companies to be notified in May.

Chris’ introduces new edam and fig dip with roasted almonds

Family-owned Australian food brand Chris’ introduced a new flavour to its range of heritage dips in August – Chris’ heritage edam and fig with garnish of roasted almonds.

It delicately combines the distinct tang of edam cheese, enhanced with the sweetness of fig, and the freshness of fennel. The smooth and creamy dip comes with a crunchy roasted almond garnish, served in Chris’ signature, European terracotta pots.

The dip is ideally accompanied with fresh fruit, dense breads, and cold meats.

It is the latest in the heritage range, which already includes blue cheese, fig and pistachio, goat cheese and black truffle, and vintage cheddar and caramelised onion.

The dips can be found in the Woolworths Deli and the dip aisle at Coles nationwide, as well as at selected leading independent grocers.

Chris’ heritage dips and desserts are served in terracotta pots that can be reused in countless ways, and are oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe.

The Heritage dessert range includes Madagascan vanilla crème brulée, passionfruit crème brulée and Madagascan vanilla panna cotta.