11th June 2021 By Staff Reporter | email@example.com | @foodtickernz
A smorgasbord of food industry producers, distributors and retailers will file through the doors of Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds from Sunday for Fine Food New Zealand 2021.
New Zealand’s biggest trade show for foodservice, food retail and hospitality industries includes more than 240 exhibitors from across the country and attracts thousands of attendees. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
Historically, the three-day show has hosted more than 7,000 visitors who spend more than $17m – an average spend per visitor of $2,445.
There are clusters of exhibitors such as Artisan Alley where handmade, small-batch, traditional, and super-high-quality goods such as The Remarkable Chocolate Co, Kiwi Saffron and Killinchy Gold ice cream all gathered in one place, and the Fine Food New Zealand New Product Showcase which is designed to recognise real innovation by companies in the food, beverage, packaging and equipment sectors.
This year, the biannual trade liquor area The Best Cellar also returns for wine, beer, spirits and craft drinks producers as well as associated suppliers.
Associations and government agencies will also make their presence felt as part of the SilverChef Seminar Series, which includes sessions from the Restaurant Association, NZ Food Safety and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise as part of more than 20 keynote sessions across the event’s three days.
New features this year include the Gilmours One Stop Shop, New Zealand Chefs Skills Workshops, and the Vitasoy Plant Base area, which will explore alternatives to meat that are growing increasingly popular with consumers.