With over 1000 exhibitors and hundreds of activations, Fine Food Australia 2019 has come to a close with Sydney-siders once again turning out in droves at the ICC.

Fine Food Australia Event Director, Minnie Constan, said the team once again staged an incredible show with the support of the Australia’s best businesses, industry organisations and culinary talent.

“Trade professionals from all over Australia and around the world flocked to the event this year,” she said.

“Many of the presentations and events were at capacity and standing room only so the 2019 show has really ticked all the boxes,” she said.

The final day revealed the winners of some of the show’s key competitions and challenges.

2019 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award 

Giles Gabutina, and Alessio Nogarotto – Bentley Restaurant & Bar

The Official Great Aussie Pie & Sausage Roll Competition 

Plain Meat Pie: Mince Pie by Pinjarra Bakery WA
Gourmet Pie: Creamy Seafood pie by Old Fernvale Bakery WA
Gourmet Sausage Roll: Lasagne Sausage Roll – Molly Dene Bakehouse VIC
Plain Sausage Roll: Tatura Hot Bread VIC

ASCA Central Region Coffee Championships 

1st Hugh Kelly
2nd Alex Murfett
3rd Theveshran Moodley

2019 Pizza World Pizza Championship Australia 

Napoli STG: Mark Paterno – Arte Bianca
Classica: Paola Meccariello – Arte Bianca
Dessert: Claudio Russomann – Il Bene
Gluten Free: Rida Ouahdani – Vercase Pizza

Women in Foodservice Awards 

Leadership in Foodservice: Shannon Martinez – Smith and Daughters
Restaurant Manager of the Year: Rami Heer – Vintners Bar and Grill
Outstanding Service: Leanne Altman – Andrew McConnell restaurants
Rising Star: Nina Huynh – Yellow
Chef of the Year: Thi Le – Anchovy
Legend of the Industry: Annie Smithers – Du Fermier

We look forward to seeing everyone at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne September 7 -10, 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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