Summit puts catering for seniors in the spotlight

Caption: Chef Luke Mangen is one of the speakers at the Aged Care Catering Summit running in Sydney this May.

Media release: 5 March 2024

Summit puts catering for seniors in the spotlight

The popular Aged Care Catering Summit returns to Sydney this May with a stellar lineup of speakers who will be sharing ways to create efficiencies and improve the food offering for seniors in all sectors of health and aged care.

The Summit will be held on Tuesday 21 May at Darling Harbour in Sydney, alongside the huge Foodservice Australia tradeshow. It should be in the diary of every general manager, catering manager, chef, facility manager, nutritionist, commercial caterer, consultant and supplier.

Conference Manager Pep Effeney says “This is a unique event focused on the catering component of aged care. Since being established in 2018 the Summit has become a must-attend for people from all corners of the industry. It sells out most years so I encourage people to book early.

“The trend over the last few years has been pretty clear. As baby boomers enter the sector they are demanding a more sophisticated food offering. They want taste, choice, quality and nutrition. On the other side providers are under enormous wage pressure and need to find efficiencies.

“That’s why it is essential to hear directly from industry leaders about the latest menu trends, nutritional recommendations, technology innovations, regulatory changes and how to stay ahead of this changing demographic.”

The conference is hosted by industry expert Tawnya Bahr and proudly sponsored by Evereo and Nutritious Cuisine. The speaker lineup is impressive and includes some of our best industry operators and experts:

  • Luke Mangan - Restaurateur, Celebrity Chef and Consultant to Mater Hospital Brisbane
  • Jessica Zilujko - Director Food, Nutrition and Dining at the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Sally McCray - Director of Diabetics and Foodservice, Mater Health
  • Julie Dundon - Director, Nutrition Professionals Australia
  • Sue Hydes - Centre for Dementia Learning
  • Cherie Hugo - The Lantern Alliance
  • John Casey - Founder, Live Life Foods

Effeney says “Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute their own ideas on industry challenges. Plus you get to have a look around the tradeshow. It will be a full day of networking, sharing ideas, inspiration and practical advice.”

Register now
Tickets are just $249 for all sessions, morning tea, lunch and entry to the Foodservice Australia exhibition. Bookings are now open. To secure your place click here.

Aged Care Catering Summit 2024
9am - 3:30pm, Tuesday 21 May
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour