Auckland 2021

13-15 Jun, Sun–Tue 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

SilverChef Seminar Series

The SilverChef Seminar Series will return to Fine Food New Zealand in 2021, hosting a range of world class seminars on topics relevant to you and your business.

All
Sun

Sunday 13 June

Get a WOF on your hospitality business post-Covid
11:30am-12:15pm

Tony Adcock draws on 40 years of restaurant ownership and management to provide a guide to questions and obstacles that occur in everyday hospitality. As a mentor for the Restaurant Association, he'll give you practical tips and advice on everything from concept to staff, costings to marketing and more. This seminar will cover the subjects that will help your hospitality business to be successful in this post Covid market, and will give you the keys to flourish.

Free

SilverChef presents: How to Cut Kitchen Food Costs
12:30pm-1:30pm

The inside information from experienced chefs and business operators. Talking about food and wage costs, staff productivity, equipment, utility costs and outsourcing. Essential information for every cafe, restaurant and foodservice operator, with plenty of time for Q&A.

Panel members:

Nancye Pirini – Executive Chef, Novotel Auckland Airport 
Eugene Hamilton - Head Chef and Owner, Franklins Bar & Eatery
Ken Burgin – SilverChef, Industry Insights Consultant - moderator 

Free

Restaurant Association presents: Future-proofing Your Business
2pm-3pm

Discover new ways to future-proof your business in this panel discussion. Presented by the Restaurant Association, this is a seminar all hospitality businesses can't afford to miss. Panelists include; Bart Littlejohn owner of Sails Restaurant, Isabel Pasch founder of Bread & Butter and David Meagher.

Free

Building a food safety culture and getting started with exporting
3pm-4pm

Find out about food rules with New Zealand Food Safety. Get practical advice on everything from allergens and verification to importing and exporting.

Free

Mon

Monday 14 June

Is your packaging sustainable?
10:30am-11:15am

Over recent years the heat has been on packaging to be more sustainable. But what is sustainable packaging?

How do you choose the right packaging to provide safety, reduce waste and be effective? The solution isn’t always obvious. You need to balance what your customers want with the environmental impact of your packaging; it’s cost and the performance it provides. 

In this stimulating seminar, Allan will take real-life examples and discuss how packaging can be sustainable and effective. 

 

Free

How to get your products into Countdown
11:30am-12:30pm

In this seminar, Dane Bothma, Countdown's Category Manager will give some insights into the New Zealand market, key considerations for product innovation and Countdown key focuses.

Free

Rebuilding Profits: How I Used 2020 to Improve My Business
12:30pm-1:30pm

It's been a year of huge challenges, and most hospitality operators had to adapt and reinvent in order to survive. Our guest panel will share their stories, and how they're ready for growth with a stronger business.

Panel members:

Jay Changlani – Orb360 Accountants
Kersti Mead-Johnstone - The Kirk Cafe, Hamilton
Ginny Singh - Al Forno Italian Restaurant, Auckland
Pat Patel - Melt Burgers & Ribs, Auckland
Anh Chaimontree – Ban Mi Caphe, Hamilton
Ken Burgin – SilverChef, Industry Insights Consultant - moderator 

Free

Restaurant Association presents: Diversify to Survive
2pm-3pm

To survive in the current climate, businesses need to diversify. Get inspiration from other businesses and discover how you too can not only survive, but thrive. Panelists include; Chand Sahrawat who organises all operational aspects of Cassia, Sidart and Sid at The French Café, Rebecca Smidt the Co-Owner and General Manager at Cazador, plus one of the team from Good George Brewery.

Free

Building a food safety culture and getting started with exporting
3pm-4pm

Find out about food rules with New Zealand Food Safety. Get practical advice on everything from allergens and verification to importing and exporting.

Free

Tue

Tuesday 15 June

NZTE presents: How the export market and consumer values have changed
10:30am-11:15am

As New Zealand is recovering from the impact of COVID-19, join NZTE to uncover what's changed in the exporting industry and how consumer values and attitudes have shifted.

Free

Social Media Guide for Hospitality
11:30am-12:15pm

Join social media guru Hayley Burrows as she'll give you all the tools to get more customers via social media. 

Free

Coffee Trends for 2022: What's Changing, and What Stays the Same?
12:30pm-1:30pm

Hear from experienced cafe operators and roasters on changing customer expectations, new equipment opportunities, bean supply and pricing issues. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Panel members:

Rob Hulse – Espresso Mechanics & Suntory 
David Huang – Society Coffee Roasters 
Zoe Fawcett – Kokako Organic Coffee 
Tom Handiside - General Manager, La Marzocco New Zealand
Ben Boyle – Be Specialty Coffee
Ken Burgin – SilverChef, Industry Insights Consultant - moderator 

Free

Restaurant Association presents: Wellness in the workplace
2pm-3pm

In the hospitality industry, we often overlook the high pressure associated with owning a business or having a career in food and hospitality. 

Join Angela Lim, CEO and co-founder of Clearhead - New Zealand’s first AI driven diagnostic and triage platform for mental health and wellbeing to keep the conversation going.

Free