Aged Care Catering Summit

Improving aged care hospitality

As an industry, Aged Care has a lot to think about: Covid-19, the Royal Commission, new standards, audits and more. The Aged Care Catering Summit will provide expert speakers to help you stay informed and to make good decisions. The demands and expectations of Australia’s booming aged care sector are evolving and we are seeinghuge changes in the way meals are prepared and served. At the Aged Care Catering Summit the industry will reconnect, share stories and learn from leaders.

With its vibrant speaker program and networking opportunities, this conference will be held as part of the Foodservice Australia trade show and is a high profile event on the aged care hospitality calendar. It will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Who should attend?

The Summit is ideal for general managers, catering managers, facility managers, chefs, nutritionists, commercial caterers, consultants and suppliers. Really it is for anyone involved in catering to these important older consumers. It is affordably priced so that you can bring the whole team.

Who is speaking?

While the line-up for 2021 is yet to be finalised, for 2020 we had the following speakers:

Dr Cherie Hugo

The Lantern Project

Dr Melanie Wroth

Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission

Bernadette Dutton

Loqui Speech Pathology

Ellis Wilkinson

CCI Group Purchasing

Sean Cunnington


John Casey

Live Life Foods

Loretta Reiken

Dining in Dignity

Julie Dundon

Nutrition Professionals Australia

Peter Morgan-Jones


Barbara Sweeney


The summit will start with an industry overview followed by practical sessions on nutrition, innovation,  dysphagia, consumer dignity and choice, kitchen equipment, the Royal Commission and more. It will be a day of sharing ideas, inspiration and practical advice.

The program





Registration and coffee




Barbara Sweeney


How dining has changed in 2020

Cherie Hugo - The Lantern Project



Industry direction and overview


Ellis Wilkinson – CCI Group Purchasing

Julie Dundon – Nutrition Professionals Australia

Moderator – Barbara Sweeney


Morning tea



Dining with dysphagia

Bernadette Dutton, Loqui Speech Pathology


Boosting the immune system

Cherie Hugo - The Lantern Project

Moderator – Barbara Sweeney


Trends and innovation in aged care dining

John Casey - Live Life Cook

Sean Cunnington - Evereo


Lunch, and a visit to Foodservice Australia


Cooking demonstration

Loretta Reiken - Dining in Dignity



Improving day to day operations

Loretta Reiken

Peter Morgan-Jones - HammondCare

Moderator – Barbara Sweeney


Where are we at with the Royal Commission

Julie Dundon – Nutrition Professionals Australia

Dr Melanie Wroth - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Ellis Wilkinson - CCI Group Purchasing


Moderator – Cherie Hugo


Conference conclusion and key take-aways

Barbara Sweeney

Aged Care Catering Summit

  • 9am – 3.30pm Tuesday 29 June 2021, MCEC Melbourne

Full day including all sessions, two course restaurant-showcase, sit down lunch and entry to the tradeshow only $249

Expressions of interest

If you are interested in attending the Aged Care Catering Summit, please click here to register your interest and we will let you know when registrations open. 

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