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Fine Food Australia Melbourne 2014

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, September 11, 2014

Connecting the food industry for 30 years.

Held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over four big days, Fine Food Australia is Australia’s largest annual food industry trade expo. And this year they celebrate 30 years, so they are making the show bigger and better than ever.

Fine Food Melbourne 2014


With over 24,000 visitors and more than 1,000 exhibitors under the one roof, Fine Food Australia is a mecca for food service, retail and hospitality professionals hungry for inspiration from the industry’s latest products, trends and innovations.

You’ll get the chance to connect with key industry figures, take in live demonstrations and masterclasses and participate in industry-recognised competitions.

So mark your calendar, register your entry and join them for this year’s Fine Food Australia expo from 15-18 September!

Fine Food Australia is celebrating its 30th year of connecting buyers and sellers within the food industry. This year, Australia’s leading trade show will present new and innovative products from around Australia and from over 45 countries internationally.

2014 will see the introduction of more theatres, live demonstrations, masterclasses and industry recognised competitions.

Don’t want to go to Melbourne?

Don’t worry if you miss your chance to visit the largest trade show in the southern hemisphere.

Here at Sydney Commercial Kitchens we have access to all the great show specials and without the costs of setting up a stand at the show we can pass these savings straight on to you, our customers. And without leaving your home or office!

So while it is great to actually see the equipment up close, if you already know what you need why not give us a call on 1300 881119. Just tell us what you are looking for and see what we can do for you!

Now that is really saving you time & money!

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Hospitality Tradeshows May 2013

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, May 17, 2013

NRA Show Chicago

18-21 May 2013 at McCormick Place, Chicago

Food Service Industry Association - TAMWORTH

28-29 May 2013
Greg Norman Dr, Tamworth


30 May - 1 June 2013 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Foodservice Australia 2013

2-4 June 2013 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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Hospitality Tradeshows 2013

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We have now updated our tradeshows page to include all 2013 Hospitality Tradeshows.

The biggest tradeshow of the year is probably the Fine Food Australia at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 9th to 12th September 2013.


Prior and after that there are many regional shows, with the main shows being:

Food Service Industry Association shows at Campbelltown, Tamworth, Lismore, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and their FIA Awards night at Pyrmont


Australia's largest cafe exhibition


Melbourne, Sydney & Perth

Melbourne & Sydney

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Cafe Biz 2012

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cafe Biz, with 200+ exhibitors, is Australia's largest cafe exhibition. For CafeBiz 2012 they are celebrating 10 years and have joined forces with FIA [Foodservice Industry Association]. There will be new competitions and workshops, plus Coffee Snobs Beanology is back by popular demand.


Cafe Biz is the industry's complete café event.


To register to attend or book your exhibition space go to

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FoodService Australia, It is your Show

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Saturday, June 18, 2011

FoodService Australia begins next week, from 19-21 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

FSA is a unique trade event - it is owned by your industry association, the Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia for the benefit of the industry to help you to successfully improve your business and lifestyle.
The foodservice industry is filled with dedicated, passionate people just like you who work long hours in the service of others. Whether you are an owner, chef, manager, waiter or an apprentice just starting your career you will find something at the FSA event to help develop your passion.

The latest in catering equipment will be on display plus you can see plenty of cooking action from the best in the business. See chef v chef, apprentice v apprentice and baker v baker.

Competitions on offer include:

Chef 2011, the National Chef Competition
The FSAA 2011 CHEF CHAMPIONSHIP will pit chef against chef against the clock in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. You will have one hour to create four dishes from a “black box” of ingredients.

Apprentice Chef 2011
On Tuesday 21st June sixteen apprentices of William Angliss Institute will be competing for the title of FSAA 2011 Apprentice Chef of the Year. They will each have one hour to create three individual tapas style dishes which will be judged by a panel of Melbourne’s finest chefs including Black Hat Chef George Hill.

Great Australian Sandwich
2010 saw the inaugural year of The Great Australian Sandwichship at the FSA Exhibition in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Eleven passionate competitors battled it out for the title of Australian Sandwich Champion. The winner, Adam D'Sylva from Coda Restaurant in Melbourne, was not only awarded the title of Australian Sandwich Champion but won a trip for two to London to represent Australia against the British Sandwich Designer of the Year.

The competition was a great success and exceeded expectations of all involved. The event produced a fun, energetic and engaging experience of the senses for competitors and audience alike. The quality of entries and the enthusiasm, dedication and camaraderie of the competitors made for remarkable day.

National Pastie Competition
If you are a baker with a penchant for producing perfect pasties then this is for you.

The Australian Artisan Bakery Cup
To promote and celebrate the art of Australian Artisan Baking through a professional and competitive forum for trade Bakers and Pastry cooks between 20 to 55 years of age.

The 2011 National Baking Competition
The central focus of this competition is to be the next step in the evolution of baking competitions conducted on a state or regional level. This will give bakers and bakeries the opportunity to demonstrate the quality of their baked product with those from around Australia.

Click here to register for FoodService Australia

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Restaurant 2010 Announces New Dates

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Restaurant 2010 announces new dates to coincide with the Sydney International Food Festival

Restaurant 2010, the exhibition for ‘hatted’ and prestigious restaurants, will now be held in October to coincide with the Sydney International Food Festival.

Now in its fourth year, Restaurant 2010 champions increased professionalism amongst the top restaurants in the country. The event will move from August to be held from 25-26 October at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney. 

Joanna Savill, Festival Director of the Sydney International Food Festival, welcomed the news. 

"We're delighted to welcome Restaurant into the Sydney International Food Festival month of October. The restaurant industry is a key player in our month-long program and a key industry event such as Restaurant can only enhance the buzz around the Festival and Sydney's reputation as a world-class food city," she says.

Restaurant 2010, Exhibition Manager, Simon Wheller said that the move highlighted the importance of Restaurant. 

"Restaurant 2010 focuses on fine dining and premier food experiences. It makes sense for us to host the event during the Sydney International Food Festival, a world-class celebration of food and wine,” says Simon Wheller. 

"Restaurant’s timing will offer the fine dining sector the opportunity to draw from a world class line up of food and wine events scheduled for the Festival.” 

At Restaurant 2010 the best of the industry, including top local and international chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers, share their skills and knowledge with industry colleagues.

Leading food service professionals guide development of the event to ensure it is ‘by the restaurant sector; for the restaurant sector.’ Chaired by author and TV presenter Lyndey Milan, the Restaurant 2010 Advisory Panel includes Justin North of Becasse, John Susman of Fishheads, Darren Jahn of Robert Oatley Vineyards and Antony Puharich of Vic’s Meats. 

The Restaurant 2010 Sydney show will feature a wide range of food, drink and equipment suppliers as well as business related seminars and chef demonstrations. This year sees a particular focus on sustainability. 

More than 120 of the best industry suppliers will exhibit to allow food service professionals to sample and source the latest and best produce, wine and equipment. 

Organised by Diversified Exhibitions, Restaurant 2010 is strictly a trade event, limited to food service professionals and trade involved in the running of a restaurant, bar or café business. 

Attendance is free for those who pre-register at Information on exhibiting can also be found at this website. 

To find out more about Restaurant 2010 contact Simon Wheller on 03 9261 4592 or e-mail:

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Hotel Hospitality and Design Expo 2010

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A resounding success!

The inaugural Hotel Hospitality + Design Expo 2010 held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 24 to 26 May was a boom for visitors and exhibitors alike. The new hotel industry show with a key focus on design, fit out and refurbishment for the hotel, resorts, spas and hospitality industry, proved a welcome addition to the exhibition calendar.

The expo was attended by key figures from the hotel, architecture and design industries and delivered on the promise of creating business opportunities for over 150 exhibitors who made HH+D 2010 happen.

In his launch speech by Wayne Kayler-Thompson, CEO of VECCI, spoke about the importance of refurbishing our hotels and hospitality venues for a more buoyant tourism industry and economy. The quality of the visitors and the breadth of the exhibitors were evidence the design, architectural and hotel industries were behind making HH+D a necessary platform for doing business.

Hotel Hospitality + Design 2010 showcased modern and exciting design and architectural elements of the hotel industry including the hugely popular Hotel Room of the Future, the Dulux Refurbishment Stage and the ISIS Design Forum. All these exciting and interactive additions to the show highlighted real possibilities for the future of design in hotels. Top designers presented how they would refurbish a three and five star hotel room while experts in their field advised visitors on new innovations and trends in design and demonstrated how to implement these in our own hospitality venues.

Co-locating with HHD was The Hotel Operations and Technology Show and Conference, which included a rich conference program that featured high profile international speakers including Scot Campbell, Vice President and CIO of MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, David Garrison CEO of iBAHN in the United States and Peter Barge, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Singapore. All offered their expert knowledge, advice and informed insights into how technology will change the face of the hotel industry and the opportunities for the Asia Pacific region.

Exhibition manager, Michael William-Kelly said, “We are delighted at the huge interest in Hotel Hospitality + Design’s first year. Based on the success of similar shows overseas we saw this as a real opportunity to bring the architecture, design and hospitality industries together and it has been a resounding success. This is an important show for Australian and Asia Pacific and although niche, we are happy to report the show attracted quality delegates and key players. Exhibitors were very pleased with the amount of business generated through the show.

I am happy to announce the success of HH+D 2010 now sees the show as a permanent annual industry event and we look forward to an equally successful show next year in March 2011 in Sydney.”

Hotel, Hospitality + Design 2011

14 -16 March 2011
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Visit the website for further details

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Hotel & Hospitality Design Expo

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Sunday, January 31, 2010
Hotel Hospitality & Design will be launching in 2010 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

This never been seen before industry event will feature the latest in hotel & hospitality suppliers, innovative feature areas, custom designed shell and extensive conference programs.

With the full support from the AHA National and Vic, HMAA, AAA Tourism and the LMAA, Hotel Hospitality + Design is exactly what this industry is demanding and will be the show of shows to attend.

  • 24 May - 26 May

  • Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre



Hotel Hospitality + Design is the most anticipated trade-only showcase for the hotel and hospitality industry in 2010. With 20x, the hotel room of the future, and nine feature areas attracting the specialist buying power of hotel owners, licensees, designers, developers and property managers, Hotel Hospitality + Design helps buyers and sellers find their perfect match.


Discover a better way to generate business and show off the products and services that make you the perfect match for thousands of potential customers.

With designated areas for networking, fresh innovative stands and a rich seminar and workshop program, Hotel Hospitality + Design is bringing your market to you.

Enter a new decade confident of building new relationships and being in the market. Unveil your company at Australia's specialist event for Hotels and Hospitality and show your perfect matches why they should be doing business with you.

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SCK December Newsletter

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Saturday, December 05, 2009
Our December Newsletter has now been published.

Click here to read all our recent newsletters

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Hospitality Trade Shows

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, October 02, 2009

6-9 November 2009 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fine Food Queensland

14-16 March 2010 at the Brisbane Convention Centre
FoodService & Bakery Australia

21-23 June 2010 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Fine Food Australia

13-16 September 2010 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

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