Fine Food Australia returns to Sydney from 11-14 September, with the Southern Hemisphere’s ultimate industry food event set to showcase the latest innovations in the sector.

Registrations are now open to trade who will be able to visit more than 850 local and international exhibitors during the four-day event at the ICC.

“We are thrilled to be back in Sydney for 2023 hosting the ultimate food trade event, to inspire, educate and unite this incredible industry, which is the backbone of our culture and communities,” says Event Manager Andrew Lawoson.

“Fine Food Australia is an unparalleled vehicle for uniting the industry the event is an opportunity to reignite business conversations, innovation, and face-to-face connections with quality Australian decision-makers.

Along with the multi-floor exhibition space, which will see reps from foodservice, bakery, retail, import, manufacturing, and technology sectors, there will also be special events held throughout including:

Talking Tech
New for 2023, Talking Tech will delve deep into the influence, opportunities, and advancements in the world of technology. Key insights will be shared from leading experts that will help make life easier for foodservice and hospitality businesses and staff.

The Source Kitchen
Hosted by leading food and beverage consultancy, Straight To The Source
, The Source Kitchen sessions feature insights on Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators, as well as must-see food demonstrations.

Talking Trends
In the post-pandemic world, it’s now even more crucial to keep up with key industry insights. Returning for 2023, Talking Trends features a mix of guest speakers who will share a wealth of industry knowledge and conduct important discussions when it comes to the future of food.

ACF Culinary Challenge
This electrifying competition attracts chefs, trainees, and apprentices annually from around Australia. Watch foodie masters showcase their skills as they compete against the clock – and each other in individual and team categories.

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.

Mayers Innovation in Patisserie
With leading pastry chefs conducting masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more, the Innovation in the Patisserie Stage will showcase a wide range of high-end patisserie equipment and feature exciting demonstrations from some of Australia’s best bakers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs.

Innovation Awards 2023
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

Now in its 34th year, this industry-endorsed competition provides an opportunity for bakers, pastrycooks, chefs, butchers, apprentices, and more to compete for the sought-after titles of Australia’s Official Greatest Meat Pie; Australia’s Official Greatest Gourmet Pie; Australia’s Official Greatest Plain Sausage Roll; and Australia’s Official Greatest Gourmet Sausage Roll.

Bake Skills

Showcasing the talents of our younger generation of bakers and pastry chefs, visit the Bake Skills Australia National Pastry Chef Championships (11 and 12 September) and The Bake Skills Australia National Baking Championships (13 and 14 September). Bake Skills Australia will also hold a number of daily demonstrations and samplings at their stand with a great lineup of pastry chefs.

FSAA Foodservice Today & Tomorrow Conference

Delve into current issues and pressing topics, guided by eminent thought leaders and industry experts – the luminaries scripting the future chapters of the foodservice narrative. Engage in crucial conversations on sustainability, and innovation and listen and connect with David Koch as he shares his views on the future of the Australian and global economy.

FSAA National Awards of Excellence

Held on 12 September, guests at the awards will have a chance to reconnect with industry leaders and celebrate those who have achieved professional excellence.