Aged Care Catering Summit 2018

Nutritious and delicious – new conference reinvents aged care hospitality

As the demands and expectations of Australia’s rapidly expanding aged care sector evolve, its foodservice offering is ripe for reinvention.

On 29 May 2018, the inaugural Aged Care Catering Summit at ICC Sydney will highlight how to best provide food that is delicious and nutritious to a booming market.

This topical conference will be held alongside Foodservice Australia trade show and feature a vibrant speaker program, as well as networking opportunities with major industry players.

“The Baby Boomers now entering aged care in all its forms are largely educated and sophisticated; many are avid diners and connoisseurs who will not tolerate a foodservice offering that is seen as institutional,” says Tim Collett, Foodservice Australia’s Event Director. “At this unique event, you’ll hear from leaders in the industry on innovation, trends, nutrition and how to stay ahead of this changing demographic.”

The Aged Care Catering Summit is aimed directly at general managers, catering managers, chefs, facility managers, nutritionists, commercial caterers, consultants, suppliers, and all those working in aged care hospitality. Really it is for anyone involved in catering to these important older consumers. Delegates will hear from industry leaders and experts on how to make changes, big and small, and how to improve their business offering as well as the bottom line.

“This is an important conference for all who wish to ensure healthy, nutritional dining options that meet the demands for our fast-growing ageing population,” says John Casey, National Food Services Manager for aged care provider AVEO, who will be speaking at the summit.

“I look forward to sharing insights from my experience catering for 13,000 residents at 80 retirement communities, as well as gaining new ideas from a great lineup of specialists.”

In addition to Casey, speakers at the summit will include inspiring industry leaders such as:

Cherie Hugo – Founder, The Lantern Project Lynn James – CEO Maggie Beer Foundation Peter Morgan-Jones – Executive Chef, Hammond Care Anne Schneyder – Director, Nutrition Professionals Australia.

Topics include central kitchens versus cook fresh, the changing face of the dining room, onsite cafes, nutrition, risk, trends and innovation in equipment and technology.

“All delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute their thoughts on current industry issues,” says Collett. “It will be a day of sharing ideas, inspiration and practical advice.”

Aged Care Catering Summit
9am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Foodservice Australia Conference Theatre
ICC, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Full day including all sessions, light lunch and entry to expo $249

For more information contact Kirsty Hunt at Specialised Events on 03 9999 5460.