A record turnout of exhibitors and visitors has seen the country’s biggest trade food event, Fine Food New Zealand, celebrate its greatest success yet. A biennial business to business exhibition for the foodservice, food retail and hospitality industries, the show is hugely significant to the sectors it serves as well to the New Zealand economy.
Adapted from a successful international format, the RANZ Barista Smackdown is now in its third year, proving that we kiwis take our coffee drinking very seriously. This high adrenaline visual extravaganza with wild cards and challenges will separate the hopefuls from the masters in the quest to create the perfect coffee.
This year the show will be bigger and better than ever before, with a stunning variety of new and expanded features, competitions and industry awards. “We recognised a need to evolve this biennial event, reflecting industry changes and consumer food trends”, says Dona White, CEO of North Port Events and organiser of Fine Food NZ.
As a country with a reputation for top quality foods and beverages, New Zealand made products and foodservices are in demand – both nationally and from the rest of the world. It’s no wonder, then, that Fine Food New Zealand – the premier trade event for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries – is already 60% sold out for its 2016 event.
An innovative French sandwich system that has turned the humble sandwich into a sculptural masterpiece is now available in New Zealand.
Calling all baristas! If you claim to make the best coffee in town, prove you are the cream of the crop by taking on the competition at Fine Food New Zealand this June 22-24 in the Restaurant Association’s ‘Barista Smackdown’ sponsored by Tiger Coffee and IncaFé.
Fine Food New Zealand (Fine Food NZ) returns to Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds from 22 to 24 June 2014, showcasing the best and most innovative products and services to the foodservice, hospitality, and food retail industries.
Fine Food New Zealand, returning in 2014, is expected to net Auckland a windfall similar to the $1.55 million it contributed to the local economy in 2012.
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