Aged Care Catering Summit

Improving aged care hospitality

As an industry, Aged Care has a lot to think about: 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 see huge changes in the way meals are prepared and served. At the Aged Care Catering Summit the industry will come together to discuss the latest trends and techniques. 

With its vibrant speaker program and networking opportunities, this conference will be held as part of the Foodservice Australia trade show at ICC Sydney, and is a high profile event on the aged care hospitality calendar. It will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

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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?

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


Peter Kenny

Maggie Beer Foundation

John Casey

Live Life Cook

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


Improving and measuring the impact of the aged care food, nutrition and mealtime experience

Cherie Hugo - The Lantern Project



Industry direction and overview


Peter Kenny – Maggie Beer Foundation

Ellis Wilkinson – CCI Group Purchasing

Julie Dundon – Nutrition Professionals Australia

Moderator – Barbara Sweeney


Morning tea



Dining with dysphagia

Bernadette Dutton, Loqui Speech Pathology


Consumer choice and dignity

Bernadette Dutton

Moderator – Barbara Sweeney


Trends and innovation in aged care dining

John Casey, Lite N Easy

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 10 November 2020, ICC Sydney

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

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Tax invoice

Once you have registered, an tax invoice will automatically be sent to you, however, if you need an invoice prior to payment, please email Kirsty Hunt at Specialised Events.