Sep 30, 2019

With over 1000 exhibitors and hundreds of activations, Fine Food Australia 2019 once again had Sydney-siders turning out in droves.

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.

Best New Product Awards 

Bakery Award Winner

Direct Bakery- Vitelli Automatic Dough Press and Cutting Station System

Bakery Finalists

Ready Bake: Vegan and Gluten FREE Pie shell with matching puff pie top

Bakers Maison: Almond filled croissant

Food Service Award Winner

Simplot Foodservice – I&J Fish IN Chips

Food Service Finalists

RDM Pizza Australia –  Chocolate Pizza Base

The Australian Superfood Company – Wattle seed Extract

Retail Award Winner

O’smile – Pork & Kimchi Gyoza

Food Service Finalists

KREOL – Kreol Prebiotic Sparkling Drinks

Spiral Foods – Organic Ramen Miso

Hospitality Award Winner

SKOPE Industries – ReFlex

Hospitality Finalists

Hobart – Premax GPCROI PREMAX Glasswasher with Dryer and reverse osmosis

Meiko Australia Pacific – M-iClean UMI

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. For more information about Fine Food Australia, please visit

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